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20/03/2017 - Pierre Guislain, Vice-Président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) en charge du secteur privé, de l’infrastructure et de l’industrialisation, a procédé, ce lundi 20 Mars 2017, aux côtés d’Amir Ben Yahmed, directeur général de Jeune Afrique et Président de l’Africa CEO Forum, à la cérémonie d’ouverture de la 5ème édition de cet événement qui se tient à Genève, en Suisse, dans les salons de l’Hôtel Intercontinental.

Categories: Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


20/03/2017 - In a ceremony to mark the 28th graduation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), on Saturday, March 18, 2017, Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AfDB), was conferred with a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa.

Categories: Nigeria, Youth, Education, The President


17/03/2017 - The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Adom to the position of Director of the Information Technology Department, with effect from 16 March 2017.

Categories: The President


13/03/2017 - The Chair of the Africa Progress Panel and former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, have called on African governments and their partners to do everything possible to close the continent’s huge energy gap.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power, Partnerships, The President


10/03/2017 - Leading investors, business executives, entrepreneurs and policymakers in Africa gathered in London at the Dow Jones News Building on March 7, 2017, for The Wall Street Journal’s one-day “Investing in Africa” conference to discuss technology, infrastructure, policy development and the growing private-sector role in the transformation of the continent.

Categories: United Kingdom, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


08/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced on International Women’s Day the launch of a major gender competition in order to promote gender equality in its operations.

“Following the successful internal idea competition in 2016 or ‘INNOPitch’, I am today officially launching in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a special 2017 edition of INNOPitch called ‘Gender INNOPitch’ to generate innovative ideas on gender mainstreaming,” said AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. “Staff will be invited to submit ideas on mainstreaming gender in their work and seed funding of US $10,000 per idea will be awarded to the most innovative ideas that have the potential to generate impact on gender outcomes,” he added.

Categories: Gender, Youth, Human Capital Development, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


06/03/2017 - On March 1, 2017, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina made a courtesy call on Suad Sayed Ali Omer Beheiry, widow of the first President and founding father of the African Development Bank Group, the late Dr. Mamoun Beheiry. Having been briefed of the presence of Mrs. Beneiry in Khartoum, President Adesina made the visit a priority, which he said was the only way to communicate to Mrs. Beheiry the extent to which the Bank, and indeed Africa as a whole, appreciated the efforts and visionary leadership of her late husband Dr. Beheiry.

Categories: Sudan, The President


03/03/2017 - As part of his three-day official visit to Sudan, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, met with the Director General of Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), Sidi Ould Tah, to explore further cooperation and consolidate existing relations between the two institutions.

Categories: Sudan, Partnerships, The President


03/03/2017 - On March 1, 2017, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina concluded his three-day official visit to Sudan with a wrap-up meeting with the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. The meeting was attended by Senior Officials of Government, including the Undersecretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the Central Bank Governor, the Sudanese Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire as well as the Bank’s Executive Director for Sudan, the Director General for Eastern Africa and the Country Manager in Sudan.

Categories: Sudan, Partnerships, The President


03/03/2017 - On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, engaged with representatives from Sudan’s private sector on available support to invigorate their contribution to the country’s economic development.

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, Gender, Private Sector, The President


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