EOI - Gambia - Hygiene Promotion and Education consultancy - CSRWASHDEP

The Government of the Gambia has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of The Climate Smart Rural WASH Development Project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this Grant to payments under the contract for Recruitment of a Consulting Firm for the Hygiene Promotion and Education component of the project. This Request for Expression of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for the above project which appeared on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website: and in the United Nations Development Business...

Toilets in schools matter – how African Development Bank is making a difference

At 14, Mercy Kamanga dropped out of school at Standard eight in St Paul’s Primary School in Mzimba, Malawi, due to a lack of suitable sanitation facilities. “The toilets at our school were very few, small, dilapidated and didn’t have doors; only a piece of cloth covered the entrance. Our male colleagues often rushed to nearby bushes to help themselves. It was not easy for us the girls,” recalled Mercy. It was a worse situation for girls who were in their menstrual period, and like Mercy, some other adolescent girls also dropped out of school. Others stayed away during their menstrual...

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina Receives Honorary Doctorate from Bowen University

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been awarded an Honoris Causa from Bowen University in Nigeria. The award, which was presented at the 14th graduation ceremony of the University held on November 2, 2019, was in recognition of Adesina’s “immense contribution to promoting entrepreneurship on the African continent.” For almost a decade, African youth have continued to benefit from Adesina’s passion for innovation in agriculture as well as other market drivers. Reading his valedictory speech, Adesina urged universities to create an enabling environment...

Tchad: La Banque africaine de développement œuvre en faveur de l’éducation des filles

La Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement du Tchad ont célébré, vendredi 25 octobre à N’Djamena, la restitution des travaux de rénovation du lycée féminin bilingue d’Amriguébé. Une cérémonie officielle avec coupure de ruban s’est déroulée en présence notamment de M.Aboubakar Assidick Tchoroma, ministre de l’Éducation nationale et de la promotion civique du Tchad, d’Ousmane Doré, directeur général de la Banque africaine de développement pour l’Afrique centrale, et ainsi que Ousmane Abderaman Djougourou, conseiller spécial des infrastructures du président de la République...

AMI - Burkina Faso - Elaboration d’une stratégie genre pour le compte de l'Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement (l’Institut 2iE)

L’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement (Institut 2iE) par l’entremise de la Commission de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) a reçu un financement du Fonds africain de développement (FAD) dans le cadre du projet d’Instituts Nelson Mandela – Institutions Africaines des Sciences et de la Technologie (NMI-AIST). Ce projet a pour objectif de consolider la capacité régionale de réponse du réseau African Instituts of Science and Technology (AIST) au besoin de formation et de recherche de haut niveau dans des secteurs clés de...

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

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. The project will improve access to primary education for 30,000 children through the rehabilitation and expansion of 35 primary schools, enhance the capacity of 2,000 teachers and rehabilitate two national teacher training institutes...

SPN - Namibia - Renovation and Refurbishment of Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Secondary Schools, in Ondangwa Town, Oshana Region

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Education and Training Quality Improvement Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDB online) No. 1 of 27 April 2018; on the African Development Bank’s Internet Website; and the local newspaper The Sun on 27 April 2018.

SPN - Namibia - Upgrade and Expansion of Existing Infrastructure at Kai//Ganaxab Youth Skills and Training Centre – Phase 2B, Mariental Urban Constituency, Hardap Region

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Education and Training Quality Improvement Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDB online) No. 1 of 27 April 2018; on the African Development Bank’s Internet Website; and the local newspaper The Sun on 27 April 2018.

Tanzania - Support to Technical Vocational Education and Training and Teacher Education - Appraisal Report

The proposed Tanzania Support to Technical Vocational Education and Training and Teacher Education Projectis designed within the context of the national human resource development priorities and in support of the development of skills in the country.The project is in support of the priorities of the Country Strategy Paperand is in line with Bank’s own priorities as stated in its 2013-2022 strategy. It will focus on the technical vocational education and training sub-sector and on teacher education, with the aim of contributing to efforts to increase the supply of skilled labor and build...

Niger - Basic Education Enhancement Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The development challenge ofthis project is the implementation of the Ten-year Basic Education Development Programme (PDDE) for 2003-2013. With the support of technical and financial partners(TFP), the PDDE aims to: (i) accelerate school enrolment and adapt supply to demand so asto reducing disparities (region, area and gender); (ii) promote non-formal education; (iii) strengthen and develop the institutional capacitiesof Ministries; and (iv) strengthen and develop vocational and technical training. To that end, the Government adopted a strategy with the priority to improve access and quality...

Djibouti - Education Project II - Project Completion Report

To date, the Bank has financed two projects in Djibouti’s education sector for a total of UA 22.442 million. The Bank’s assistance focused mainly on strengthening primary and secondary education and increasing the literacy rate among women. The first ADF project (the Industrial and Commercial High School) was approved in August 1989. Since then, the Government has continued to make efforts to strengthen the country’s education system. The project that this completion report deals with was designed to raise the standard of primary and secondary education, improve training for trainers,...

Bank partners with ADEA, South African Government and the Mastercard Foundation in policy dialogue on preparing youth for the future of work

Johannesburg, South Africa, 31st July 2019 – The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) yesterday concluded its annual policy dialogue on secondary education in Africa: Preparing youth for the future of work. In partnership with the African Development Bank, the Department for Basic Education of South Africa (DBE), and the Mastercard Foundation, the dialogue reached a consensus that it was critical to reform secondary education in Africa by enhancing the teaching profession, quality learning and 21st century skills provision, and by embracing innovation and information...

Kenya - Technical Vocational Education Training and Entrepreneurship Project - ESMP Summary

The Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) focuses on mitigating the impacts identified during the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.  It is an instrument that will allow Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST), the project beneficiaries and other key stakeholders to integrate environmental and social concerns during the various phases of the project implementation.  This plan is meant to establish measures and procedures to control the identified impacts and monitor their progress.  It will achieve the following in the long run: Provide the...

Bank and partners prioritise the African Education Fund

The African Development Bank, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the African Union are recommending the establishment of the African Education Fund as the unique African mechanism to address the challenges of education and skills development in Africa. A  joint declaration in support of the African Education Fund was produced after a workshop organised in Abidjan 16 -17 July, 2019 “The African Education Fund is a vision many education stakeholders in Africa have had but could not put into practice. It is no longer just a vision – it is a reality,” Oley...

L'Afrique du Sud accueille le premier Forum annuel de dialogue politique de haut niveau de l'ADEA sur l'enseignement secondaire en Afrique

L'Association pour le développement de l'éducation en Afrique (ADEA), hébergée par la Banque africaine de développement, et le ministère de l’Éducation de base en Afrique du Sud, organisent, les 29 et 30 juillet prochains à Johannesbourg, le premier Forum annuel de dialogue politique de haut niveau sur l’enseignement secondaire. Le Forum sera l’occasion d’examiner les conclusions et recommandations de la Fondation Mastercard, partenaire de l’événement, dont le rapport est intitulé « L’enseignement secondaire en Afrique : Préparer les jeunes à l’avenir du travail. » Seront...

African Development Bank, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative sign MOU to strengthen capacity in mathematics and science across the continent

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 July 2019 - The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to strengthen education, training and research in mathematical sciences in Africa. “Africa must not sit on the sidelines as others create technology and we consume it. If we want to leverage AI and other cutting edge technologies and compete globally, we must train researchers and engineers who create the equations and algorithms that create transformative technologies. That’s what we are...

Human and Social Development - Review of Post Evaluation Reports of Education Projects in the Scientific, Technical and Vocation Training Sector

Au début des années 80, les économies malienne et marocaine étaient confrontées à une sérieuse crise économique et financière qui avait pour origine une conjugaison de facteurs exogènes défavorables, particulièrement les aléas climatiques (cycles de sécheresse répétés) et la détérioration des termes de l’échange concernant leurs principaux produits d’exportation (coton et élevage pour le Mali et phosphates pour le Maroc). Elle avait également pour origine des facteurs endogènes propres à chacun de ces pays.

Brochure - Education and Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. This is fueled by technological and digital advancement. In Africa, like in other parts of the world, digital innovation is disrupting the traditional economy and creating new avenues for technological breakthroughs. For instance, drone technology has made it easy to deliver blood to remote villages in East Africa to save lives. Africa has the fastest growing mobile phone market and across the continent mobile money is used in daily transactions by millions of previously unbanked and underserved Africans. In Nigeria, teenage girls are taking on...

Côte d'Ivoire: ADEA, the Didier Drogba Foundation and Education Ministry sign MoU to promote digital literacy in Africa

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) hosted by the African Development Bank, the Didier Drogba Foundation (FDD) and the Ministry of National Education, Technical and Vocational Training (MENETFP) on 08 May 2019 signed a deal to promote digital literacy in Africa. The KALAAN initiative involves sensitizing public bodies and development partners to prioritize literacy. It will educate the target populations on development issues such as citizenship, health and financial inclusion through special literacy programs. The signing took place at the Ministry's...

‘One of the best opportunities I received’ – Malawi student looks forward to being a teacher after studies funded by African Development Bank project

Cecilia Phiri is a student at Chancellor College in Malawi. Located in Zomba, about 300 km south of Lilongwe, Chancellor College (CHANCO) is the largest of the five constituent colleges composing the University of Malawi, which was established in 1965. Cecilia started her studies in 2014. She is majoring in Biology and Organic Chemistry. In 2018, she was the only student selected to work as an eight-month intern in the biology laboratory of her college. The experience she gained through this internship improves her chances of becoming a science teacher, as she wishes to after her graduation....