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21-Jun-2019

World Circular Economy Forum 2019: Africa wants to go green

On 3-5 June, 2019, the third annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, organised by the Finnish innovation fund Sitra, brought together over 2,200 of the world’s top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators from more than 90 countries to work towards implementing a circular economy. [row] [column md="7"] This year’s forum included a dedicated session on Africa to discuss the goal of scaling up the circular economy in the continent. Almost 70 African representatives from different parts of the continent attended the...
25-Feb-2018

President Adesina leads Bank delegation to Nordic countries

A high level delegation from the African Development Bank delegation led  by its President, Akinwumi Adesina, will early next week visit four Nordic countries as part of efforts to further accelerate the implementation of the High 5 operational priorities of its 10-Year Strategy. The Bank’s priorities are crucial  in transforming the lives of African peoples, and are in line with the United Nations agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the international development policy of the Nordic countries. The visit,...
06-Jun-2016

Bank strengthens Nordic partnerships – “our priorities are aligned”

The African Development Bank strengthens its longstanding partnerships with the Nordic countries this week as a high-level delegation, led by its President, Akinwumi Adesina, visits Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. "The Nordic countries are strong supporters of the African Development Bank, and they also contribute significantly to the African Development Fund. The Bank's strategies are perfectly in line with the Nordic countries' priorities. Together, we are striving to reduce poverty in Africa," said Adesina. The June 6-9, 2016 visit will see Adesina hold talks with Government...
16-Oct-2015

AfDB launches African Economic Outlook 2015 report in Nordic capitals

The African Development Bank has just concluded three back-to-back African Economic Outlook 2015 information seminars in the Nordic capitals of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The seminars followed an invitation extended to the Bank’s Development Research Department in June by a visiting Danish delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to launch the AEO 2015 report in the Nordic countries. The AfDB mission included Heikki Tuunanen, Executive Director for Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and India; Abebe Shimeles, Acting Director, Development Research Department; and Anthony...
02-Sep-2013

AfDB President Kaberuka Visits Nordic Countries, Garners Support for AfDB Funding Activities

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Donald Kaberuka, this week made an official visit to the Nordic member countries of the Bank Group to discuss the institution’s Strategy 2013-2022, its transformation agenda and the impeding return of the Bank to its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, among other issues. On the occasion, President Kaberuka discussed the forthcoming 13th replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary loan window of the Group financed by its Non-Regional Member Countries that includes the Nordic countries – Denmark,...
26-Nov-2012

La BAD partenaire de la Finlande et de la Tunisie pour l’emploi des jeunes diplômés

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), en partenariat avec la Coopération finlandaise et le Gouvernement tunisien, a organisé à Kairouan, les 19 et 20 novembre 2012, un atelier sur la présentation du modèle finlandais d’appui à l’employabilité des diplômés de l’enseignement supérieur et de la formation professionnelle. La rencontre a réuni environ 80 experts du monde académique, du secteur productif, des collectivités locales et de la société civile spécialisés dans les domaines de l’emploi, de la formulation des politiques nationales de l’éducation et de la formation...
21-Mar-2012

AfDB to host the Friends of Zimbabwe Roundtable in Tunis

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host the Friends of Zimbabwe Roundtable, to discuss economic and political developments in the country on 23 March. The meeting will also focus on the prospects of dealing with the country's external debt arreears.  The presentation of the Zimbabwe Accelerated Arrears, Debt and Development Strategy (ZAADDS) is a useful framework to address the issue of Zimbabwe’s external debt. ZAADDS is a key element of the government’s economic reform agenda. “It is clear that Zimbabwe cannot rehabilitate its infrastructure and move forward with its socio-...
05-Feb-2010

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The AfDB Zambia Country Office Resident Representative, Freddie Kwesiga, joined by the Ambassador of Finland to Zambia, Mrs. Antila Sinikka and Mr. Abednego Banda, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, on Tuesday 26 January 2010, toured two sites of past and on-going Bank funded  Irrigation Projects in Mazabuka in southern Zambia.   The tour included the very successful agriculture Kaleya smallholder out grower scheme in the sugar Industry, which was initiated largely with African Development Bank’s funding in 1980. The scheme has 161 smallholder...
21-Oct-2009

Bank Group President Highlights ADF-11 Achievements in Helsinki

Speaking on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, in Helsinki, Finland, within the framework of the eleventh replenishment of the African Development Fund’s (ADF-11) mid-term review, the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Donald Kaberuka, said the review came at a very critical time for the African continent, pointing out that what began as a financial crisis at the global economy’s epicenter had translated into an economic crisis for many countries on the continent. He underscored that in several ADF eligible members, particularly fragile states, the risk was real, pointing out that gains...
20-Oct-2009

Opening Statement at the ADF 11 Mid-Term Review by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: ADF 11 Mid-Term Review This Mid-Term Review comes at a critical time for Africa, for the Bank and the Fund. When preparing for this meeting I looked at the opening statement I made at the ADF 10 MTR in The Hague in 2006; a time of broad concurrence that Africa faced its best opportunity in 30 years. And that, indeed, was the context in which we negotiated and concluded ADF 11 – a time of hope and optimism. Today we face a dramatically different landscape. What began as a financial crisis at the epicenter of the global economy has translated into an economic crisis for many...
20-Oct-2009

ADF 11 Mid-Term Review in Helsinki

The meeting for the African Development Fund (ADF-11) Mid-Term Review is being held in Helsinki, Finland, from 20-21 October 2009. ADF is the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s concessional window. At this meeting, the progress in implementing the operational and policy program of ADF-11 will be reviewed by representatives of the donor countries (the ADF Deputies) as well as observers from selected regional member countries. Special focus will be on presenting results achieved, in terms of development outcomes, under the ADF. It is the intention of the institution’s Management that...
19-Oct-2009

AfDB President Goes Nordic for Top-Level Talks

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, is in Helsinki for talks with political, economic and business leaders. He will later go to Stockholm to take part in the 4th edition of the European Development Days. The Helsinki visit, which takes place from October 19-21, 2009, falls within the context of current global economic challenges. Mr. Kaberuka will present his comments and forecasts at a seminar to be held on the theme:  “The Fate of Africa – Development Prospects and the Impact of Financial Crisis.” The seminar is jointly organized with the Finnish...