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28/11/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA).

Categories: Youth, Employment, Partnerships, The President


27/11/2017 - The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum opened in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday, with an emphasis on job creation and investment in young people. The central theme of the Forum is “Investing in Job Creation for Youth.”

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


27/11/2017 - Ashish Thakkar is the Founder and Chairman of Mara Group, an investment firm with a presence across 25 African countries. He founded the Mara Foundation in 2009 to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship and venture philanthropy.

Categories: Youth, Employment, Jobs for Youth in Africa, Partnerships, The President


  • From: 29/11/2017
  • To: 30/11/2017
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017.

Categories: Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Private Sector, Energy & Power, The President


23/11/2017 - In a recent meeting with 31 Young Professionals at the African Development Bank, President Akinwumi Adesina said the programme was an important pipeline of skills for the Bank. “I want to see younger talent so that we can tap into your creativity, commitment and drive,” he said.

Categories: Youth, Employment, The President


23/10/2017 - One day after his historic pledge to use the World Food Prize money to finance African youth and entrepreneurship in agriculture, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina spoke directly to the students of the World Food Prize’s Global Youth Institute at the headquarters of DowDuPont in Des Moines, Iowa.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s, The President


22/10/2017 - The World Food Prize Foundation is partnering with President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, to establish the World Food Prize Africa Institute.

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


20/10/2017 - “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate...

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s, The President


18/10/2017 - The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to employing the continent’s youth.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s


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


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