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16/10/2017 - Jennifer Blanke is the Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB). On the occasion of World Food Day, October 16, she spoke on how to make agriculture the game changer to check migration, create wealth and employment.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s


  • From: 16/10/2017
  • To: 21/10/2017
  • Location: Des Moines, Iowa

In June, the World Food Prize announced African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina as the 2017 Laureate for his work in improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers, and for laying the foundation for the youth in Africa to engage in agriculture as a profitable business.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Nutrition, The President


06/10/2017 - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) related to the cooperation in the education sector in Africa. The objective of the MoU is to support common Member Countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

Categories: Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Youth, Education


29/09/2017 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, a achevé sa visite officielle de deux jours au Niger, ce mercredi 27 septembre 2017, par un déplacement, à Niamey, au Lycée technique de Kalmaharo, un établissement qui bénéficie de l’appui de la Banque dans le cadre du Projet d'appui au développement de l'enseignement et la formation professionnels et techniques.

Categories: Niger, Education, Employment, Youth


27/09/2017 - To mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017, the African Development Bank has called for collaborative actions from all stakeholders for sustainable tourism development in Africa. The Bank recognizes that Africa’s tourism and travel industry can serve as an engine of progress for socioeconomic transformation.

Categories: Partnerships, Employment, Regional Integration, Youth, Infrastructure, Transport, The High 5s


20/09/2017 - Increased awareness of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016-2025 (CESA 16-25), Science Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024), and the UNESCO Strategy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (2016-2021)

The African Union Commission’s Department of Human Resources Science and Technology (AUC-HRST) – Education Division and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa’s Working Groups on Communication for Education and Development (ADEA WG-COMED) and Education Management and Policy Support (ADEA WG-EMPS)

Categories: Youth, Education


19/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is advocating closer linkages between development partners and policy-makers to enhance the informal sector’s contribution to building an African food and cuisine value chain.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Gender


19/09/2017 - When it comes to agribusiness, experience is the best teacher, according to young Africans who have successfully cut out profitable and society-changing business ventures in agriculture.

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


11/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a new youth training drive in partnership with the Brazil-Africa Institute to train young farmers (aged 18-35 years) in commodity processing, financial literacy and management techniques.

The initiative aims at providing the much-needed stimulus to drive the expansion of agriculture-based economic development with an initial focus on developing cassava farm products in West Africa. The Bank is currently offering training opportunities for 30 youth to train in Brazil for three months, said AfDB’s Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, Chiji Ojukwu, who spoke Tuesday, September 5 at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan.

Categories: Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Employment, Partnerships, Youth


11/09/2017 - Continental early-warning systems for nutrition are urgently need to curb cases of malnutrition, experts attending a nutrition-focused forum said on September 7, 2017.

The nutrition experts recommended that the African Development Bank (AfDB) should develop these early-warning systems in partnership with organizations involved in food security initiatives.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Nutrition, Partnerships, Youth, Gender, Education


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