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07/06/2018 - African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, met with São Tomé and Príncipe President Evaristo Carvalho on Wednesday, just as the Bank’s Board of Directors in Abidjan approved the island nation’s new Country Strategy Paper 2018-2022.

Categories: São Tomé & Príncipe, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Gender, Education, Employment, Youth, Poverty Reduction, The President


06/06/2018 - The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program prepares Africa’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs and unleashes the next generation of young digital innovators from the continent. Coding for Employment will create over 9 million jobs and reach 32 million youth and women across Africa.

Categories: Rwanda, Youth, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Employment, Human Capital Development


30/05/2018 - The African Development Bank Group has established a US $3-million Rockefeller Trust Fund, a joint effort of the Bank and The Rockefeller Foundation to help spur Africa’s transformation.

Categories: Korea, United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships


22/05/2018 - The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants also advocated for a balance between the role of the State and the private sector.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


21/05/2018 - Many young Africans are coming up with innovative solutions to the continent’s problems and should be trusted and supported to drive continent’s industrialization, participants at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank heard in Busan.

How to leverage the continent’s youth to accelerate economic prosperity through industrialization was the focus of a session on “Bridging innovation and industry: African youth solving continental challenges.”

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, set the tone of discussions as by highlighting how young people across the continent are generating new industries.

Categories: Youth


14/05/2018 - Le Forum ministériel africain sur le thème « Compétences des jeunes et des entreprises à l'ère numérique », qui a porté sur le thème « Exploiter le dividende démographique grâce à l’investissement dans la jeunesse », s’est achevé le 19 avril à Tunis avec une recommandation conjointe majeure, qui souligne la nécessité de veiller à ce que les jeunes africains aient les compétences numériques pertinentes et appropriées (dès leur plus jeune âge) pour se préparer aux emplois de l’avenir.

Categories: Youth


09/05/2018 - The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, held an innovation and entrepreneurship competition and an African Youth Agripreneur Forum, or AgriPitch, in Abidjan on April 9-13, 2018. The competition selected the most promising young innovators and entrepreneurs in agriculture and agribusiness and provided competitors with training in innovative capacity.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Korea, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Private Sector


24/04/2018 - Rapid technological progress provides a golden opportunity for emerging and developing economies to grow faster and attain higher levels of prosperity. However, some disruptive technologies could displace human labour, widen income inequality and contribute to greater informality in the workforce. Tapping new technologies in a way that maximizes benefits, mitigates adverse effects and shares benefits among all citizens will require public-private cooperation and smart public policy.

Categories: Information & Communication Technology, Employment, Youth, Partnerships


18/04/2018 - The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a landmark relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Categories: Partnerships, Education, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, The President


  • From: 12/04/2018
  • To: 13/04/2018
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, is organizing the 2nd edition of African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) and Agri-Pitch Competition to serve as a platform for bringing together agripreneurs from across Africa and scaling up the scope and impact of their activities.

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


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