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Mali : Lancement officiel du Programme de développement et d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le Bassin du fleuve Niger

06-Feb-2020 - La Banque africaine de développement, le Gouvernement du Mali et l’Autorité du bassin du fleuve Niger (ABN) ont lancé, mardi 04 février 2020, à Bamako, le Programme intégré de développement et d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le Bassin du fleuve Niger (PIDACC/BN).

African Development Fund approves close to $35 million to the Government of Liberia for renewable energy

04-Feb-2020 - The African Development Fund has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia.

African Development Bank to present African Economic Outlook 2020 at 33rd African Union Summit

04-Feb-2020 - What: Presentation of African Economic Outlook 2020 Who: African Development Bank and the African Union Commission When: 7 February 2020, 10:00am - 12pm Where: Medium Conference Hall, African Union, Addis Ababa  

Provide young people with new skills to meet the needs of a 21st century labor market, African Development Bank report urges

03-Feb-2020 - "Youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future – not the jobs of the past," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said on Thursday at the launch of the Bank's flagship African Economic Outlook.

“Nobody eats GDP” says African Development Bank President as he calls for inclusive growth

03-Feb-2020 - Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, said as he unveiled the Bank’s flagship economic report on Thursday.

“Teach them smart solutions,” says out-of-the-box thinker Monique Ntumngia, founder of Green Girls, at 2020 African Economic Outlook launch

31-Jan-2020 - African governments must foster innovation and provide hands-on education solutions to young people if the continent is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets. “Reality on the ground and the statistics do not meet, they are on parallel lines. There’s more of cram work in our educational system than actually getting us to think out of the box,” said Monique Ntumngia, Cameroonian founder of “Green Girls, a social business that educates young women from rural communities in the use of renewable energy.

African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

30-Jan-2020 - Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) revealed Thursday. The slower than expected growth is partly due to the moderate expansion of the continent’s “big five” — Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa – whose joint growth was an average rate of 3.1 percent, compared with the average of 4.0 percent for the rest of the continent.

Egypt: African Development Bank approves $22 million to expand leasing financing to corporates and SMEs

29-Jan-2020 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank  on Wednesday approved a $22 million Senior Loan to help Egypt’s Corporate Leasing Company (Corplease) expand its operations in the North African country. The decision signaled confidence in a burgeoning local market and in the Egyptian economy as a whole. The Bank will mobilize $7 million of the $22 million from the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), a co-financing fund, established with the People’s Bank of China.

‘Agriculture is the most important business in the world,’ African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina tells students

29-Jan-2020 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent’s economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland. The Doctorate of Science was awarded by the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, on Tuesday, in honor of Adesina’s work in agriculture and food security across the continent.

Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism Governing Council calls for more investments in Africa’s fertilizer value chain

28-Jan-2020 - The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism’s Governing Council closed its eighth meeting with a call for increased investment to boost agricultural yields and build the industry across the continent.

La Banque africaine de développement évalue son action en République de Guinée (Conakry) et présente ses perspectives pour 2020

28-Jan-2020 - QUOI ? Conférence de presse sur le bilan des activités 2019 et les perspectives 2020 QUI ? La Banque africaine de développement QUAND ? Mercredi 19 février 2020 à 9h OÙ ? Bureau Pays Guinée – Cité des Nations, Villas n°3 et n°4, Boulbinet, Kaloum.  

The United Kingdom reaffirms its commitment to Africa’s economic transformation

28-Jan-2020 - The United Kingdom is the top donor to the African Development Fund (ADF), the Bank’s concessional lending arm for its next three-year cycle, ADF-15 (2020 – 2022), a position it has held for the last three replenishments.

La Banque africaine de développement évalue son action en République de Guinée (Conakry) et présente ses perspectives pour 2020

28-Jan-2020 - QUOI ? Conférence de presse sur le bilan des activités 2019 et les perspectives 2020 QUI ? La Banque africaine de développement QUAND ? Mercredi 19 février 2020 à 9h OÙ ? Bureau Pays Guinée – Cité des Nations, Villas n°3 et n°4, Boulbinet, Kaloum.  

AfDB and ICRC meet to discuss implementation of new impactful partnership

27-Jan-2020 - The African Development Bank held talks with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Vice-President Gilles Carbonnier at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan on furthering their shared development goals. The main purpose of the meeting, held on 20 January, was to discuss collaboration between the institutions and share the progress made since the signing of a Bank-ICRC memorandum of understanding to explore partnership opportunities.

NSO Policy Interviews: KODEIJA DIALLO, directrice du Département d’appui aux opérations non-souveraines et au secteur privé de la Banque africaine de développement

24-Jan-2020 - La directrice du Département d’appui aux opérations non-souveraines et au secteur privé de la Banque africaine de développement fait le point sur la politique en direction du secteur privé et parle du secteur dit informel.   Comment la Banque pourrait-elle accompagner les organisations mal structurées ?

The 3rd Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Forum

24-Jan-2020 - What: The 3rd Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Forum When: 24 to 26 March 2020 Where: Kigali, Rwanda   The Water Development and Sanitation Department of the African Development Bank cordially invites you to the 3rd Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Forum, hosted by the Government of Rwanda from 24 to 26 March 2020.

The third review of the independent review mechanism launched

23-Jan-2020 -  The third review of the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) of the African Development Bank Group started in December 2019 and will run until January 2021. An international and independent firm called Savanas E Enseadas LDA was selected to conduct this assignment through a competitive bidding process.

Zimbabwe: African Development Bank Group approves grant for disaster risk management training

23-Jan-2020 - The Board of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday approved a $685,000 grant to strengthen Zimbabwe’s capacity to manage disaster risks, including droughts, floods and tropical cyclones, through the Bank’s Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRiFi) programme.

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina opens trading on London Stock Exchange

23-Jan-2020 - Don Robert, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, welcomed the president of the African Development Bank to open markets for trading at London Stock Exchange on Wednesday 22 January. The reception in London followed the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum, held in November last year. The innovative market-place for accelerating investment into the continent is playing a valuable role in convening investors and corporates and removing the bottlenecks to investments and enabling a free flow of long-term capital.

Bank Group to host first 2020 Business Opportunity Seminar in March

22-Jan-2020 - What: Business Opportunity Seminar When: 11-12 March 2020, 8:00 am-5:00 pm each day Where: African Development Bank - CCIA Building, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire