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NIGERIA: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approves $500,000 grant for clean energy

20-Sep-2019 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF), a new private equity fund developed by All On, a Nigerian impact investment firm financed by Shell. NEAF will make strategic investments in sustainable energy in Nigeria, particularly in the country’s burgeoning off-grid and mini-grid sectors.

South Sudan: Bank approves $17.7 million for first education project

20-Sep-2019 - The Board of the African Development Bank approved a proposal for $17.7 million on 5 September, 2019 to finance the first social sector project in South Sudan since the Bank’s engagement in the country in 2012. The project will increase access to improved basic education for children in the Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria states and regions.

Geneva: “Mining in a Changing Climate” Forum: African Development Bank to tackle policy implications

20-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank, through its African Natural Resources Centre, will take part in the 15th annual general meeting of the intergovernmental forum on mining, minerals, metals and sustainable development. The meeting will take place from October 7 to 11 2019, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Themed “Mining in a Changing Climate,” the forum is a unique opportunity to engage with governments from over 70 forum member nations, and representatives from the private sector, multilateral organisations, civil society and...

Angola: Country office anniversary cocktail toasts Bank’s 55 years of Making a Difference

18-Sep-2019 - The Angola country office of the African Development Bank on 10 September 2019 marked the Group’s 55th anniversary with a cocktail reception in Luanda, during which dignitaries toasted the Bank’s fruitful partnership and transformative work in Angola and Africa. The dignitaries included senior government officials, diplomats, development partners and representatives of financial institutions and project coordinators.

Le Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale 2019-2025 est présenté à Yaoundé pour accélérer l’agenda de la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine

17-Sep-2019 - Le ministre de l’Économie, de la planification et de l’administration du territoire, également gouverneur de la Banque africaine de développement pour le Cameroun, Alamine Ousmane Mey, a ouvert, ce lundi 16 septembre à Yaoundé, au Cameroun, l’atelier de restitution du Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale, pour la période 2019-2025 (DSIR-AC).

Global Gender Summit

16-Sep-2019 - WHO: African Development Bank and the Republic of Rwanda                      WHAT: Global Gender Summit DATE: 25-27 November 2019 VENUE: Kigali Convention Centre – Kigali, Rwanda THEME: Unpacking constraints to gender equality  

G5 Sahel Heads of State throw their weight behind African Development Bank's Desert to Power initiative

16-Sep-2019 - G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries" came on the heels of a high-level technical meeting attended by the region’s energy ministers, and development partners including the World Bank, Agence Française de Développement, Masen (Moroccan Solar Energy Agency), and regional institutions such as the West African Economic and Monetary...

Le Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale 2019-2025 sera présenté à Yaoundé le 16 septembre prochain

13-Sep-2019 - Le ministre de l’Économie, de la planification et de l’administration du territoire, également gouverneur de la Banque africaine de développement pour le Cameroun, Alamine Ousmane Mey, procèdera, lundi 16 septembre, à l’ouverture de l’atelier de restitution du Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale pour la période 2019-2025 (DSIR), à Yaoundé, au Cameroun.

G5 Sahel Summit: African Development Bank, partners, commit to light up and power the Sahel with the Desert to Power initiative

13-Sep-2019 - Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has arrived in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, ahead of the G5 Sahel Summit, and was received by Burkina Faso’s president, Mark Roch Christian Kaboré. The Burkinabe president applauded the Bank’s Desert to Power initiative, and also highlighted his country’s excellent relationship with the Bank, expressing his thanks for the portfolio of projects implemented. The Bank president is an invited guest at the G5 Sahel Summit of heads of state and government on 13 September.

Innovative thinking marks African Development Bank’s Africa jobs manifesto

13-Sep-2019 - Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held 12 September 2019. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place in the Babacar N’Diaye Auditorium at the Bank’s headquarters, attended by senior management, diplomats, staff, and media representatives.

The future of development banks discussed as senior officials meet at 20th annual meeting

13-Sep-2019 - Senior officials from the world’s leading financial institutions have wrapped up their 20th annual meeting in Abidjan at the headquarters of the African Development Bank. The corporate secretaries of international financial institutions (IFIs) met from 11 to 13 September 2019. The gathering coincides with a renewed push for Africa’s development agenda. The host institution, the African Development Bank, is in the process of lobbying for a general capital increase from shareholders to accelerate growth in the continent.

African Development Bank launches US$ 2 billion 1.625% Global Benchmark due 16 September 2022

13-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA (Moody’s/S&P/Fitch, all stable), has launched and priced a US$ 2 billion 3-year Global Benchmark bond due 16 September 2022, its first US$ benchmark of the year.

« Desert to power », un puissant levier pour réaliser les « High 5 » !

12-Sep-2019 - Principaux outils de transformation économique en Afrique, les cinq grandes priorités stratégiques, « High 5 », lancées en 2016 par la Banque africaine de développement, ont déjà produit des résultats significatifs cette année. L’initiative « Desert to power », présentée officiellement ce vendredi 13 septembre à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso, marquera une étape majeure.

Three Questions to Wale Shonibare, Acting VP, Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth

12-Sep-2019 - What is the Desert to Power Initiative? Desert to Power is an ambitious and innovative partnership-driven initiative of the African Development Bank to transform the Sahel and Sahara region through the deployment of solar technologies, at scale, in eleven countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan.

International Financial Institutions: Corporate Secretaries to meet in Abidjan 11-13 Sept

11-Sep-2019 - The Corporate Secretaries of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) will hold their 20th annual meeting from 11 to 13 September 2019 at the headquarters of the African Development Bank in Abidjan. The Abidjan deliberations will seek to build on the achievements of the group’s meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a year ago. Members will address the effectiveness of the IFIs governing Board, broadening the role of Board committees, supporting board committees, and strengthening relationships between the Board and management.

5 takeaways from the 2018 Africa Investment Forum: A bold vision to tilt capital flows towards Africa’s critical sectors

11-Sep-2019 - “We want investments in Africa to land on a smooth investment runway. No bumps,”   – Akinwumi  A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, at the 2018 Africa Investment Forum. When Adesina laid out his vision to “tilt the flow” of capital towards Africa’s critical sectors through the Africa Investment Forum, the notion of convening a purely transaction-based forum, seemed more of an aspiration than a reality.

Pretoria, South Africa: Bank raises awareness of rules on integrity and anti-corruption in two-day session

09-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-corruption (PIAC) held a two-day session on 12-13 August 2019 with staff, consultants and contractors to raise awareness on the Bank’s rules and regulations regarding integrity and anti-corruption. The first day brought together staff and consultants based in the Southern Africa regional office in Pretoria and country offices, while the second day was designed for consultants and contractors working with the Bank.

Zambia: African Development Bank, UN Nutrition Network will lead nutrition commitments

09-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank country office in Zambia and the UN Nutrition Network have agreed to lead multi-agency commitments aimed at effective implementation of the country’s national food and nutrition agenda. The two agencies reached the agreement on 5 September 2019 when Bank country manager for Zambia, Mary Monyau, hosted the global coordinator and director of the UN Nutrition Network, Purnima Kashyap. Both recognized the role of good nutrition as the basis for sustainable human development.

African Development Bank to launch report: Creating decent jobs: strategies, policies and instruments

09-Sep-2019 - What:              Launch of the ‘Creating decent jobs: strategies, policies and instruments report When:             12 September 2019 Who:              African Development Bank, Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department Location:       Babacar N’Diaye Auditorium, African Development Bank Group Head Office, Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Time:               11.30 am to 13.00 pm

Bank welcomes financial institutions to Abidjan for meeting to strengthen relationships

09-Sep-2019 - The corporate secretaries of international financial institutions (IFIs) will hold their 20th annual meeting from 11 to 13 September 2019 at the headquarters of the African Development Bank in Abidjan. The Abidjan deliberations will seek to build on the achievements of the group’s meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a year ago. Members will address the effectiveness of the governing Board, broadening the role of board committees, supporting board committees, and strengthening relationships between the board and management.