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30/10/2018 - Tanzania’s alternative learning and skills development centers were constructed with African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant totaling US$32.7 million. Designed to fill the gaps in non-formal education in Zanzibar, specifically on the islands of Unguja and Pemba, the project also financed equipment purchase and development of teachers’ manuals.

Categories: Tanzania, Education, Youth, ADF


05/09/2018 - Le Bureau national de la Banque africaine de développement en Guinée (COGN), en collaboration avec la Primature guinéenne et le Bureau international du travail (BIT) a lancé, jeudi 30 août 2018 à l’Hôtel Kaloum (Conakry, Guinée), un atelier dédié au Répertoire opérationnel africain des métiers et de l’emploi (ROAME).

Categories: Guinea, Private Sector, Employment, Youth


31/08/2018 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a octroyé un don de 5 milliards de Francs CFA, via son Fonds africain de développement, au Conseil de l’entente, pour financer la réforme du Centre régional de formation en entretien routier (CERFER). Le financement s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet d’appui à l’intégration de la formation (PAIF) dans les métiers de la route, du chemin de fer et des mines dans les pays membres dudit Conseil – Côte d’Ivoire, Bénin, Togo, Burkina-Faso et Niger.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Youth, Employment, Infrastructure, ADF, Education, Human Capital Development, Transport


14/08/2018 - With over 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, with current trends indicating a doubling of the numbers by 2045. As the world commemorates International Youth Day this week, with the theme “Safe Spaces for Youth”, the African Development Bank reiterates its commitment to an inclusive and youth-focused economic transformation agenda for the continent.

Categories: Youth, Jobs for Youth in Africa


06/08/2018 - The African Development Bank in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a Task Force to drive its first Public-Private Round Table on Youth Employment and Skills Development.

Categories: Nigeria, Private Sector, Youth, Employment


28/06/2018 - The 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey has ranked the African Development Bank the fourth best company to work with in Africa. Of 100 companies listed, the top four include the World Bank Group, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and the African Development Bank.

Categories: Youth, Employment


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


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