Information & Communication Technology

30-Oct-2019

Modernizing African agriculture: Tunisia’s drone project shows the way

A workshop in Tunis organised by the African Development Bank last week followed on the heels of on a pilot project on the use of drones to boost agricultural productivity in Sidi Bouzid, in the central region of Tunisia. The aim of the workshop was to share knowledge and best practices for the introduction of drones in agriculture, drawing on the experience of the pilot project, with more than 150 participants from the public and private sectors. "This pilot project will truly increase the capability of the African agricultural sector, which can now cope with even greater challenges in...
29-Oct-2019

Gabon – Projet de la Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique Centrale (CAB), Composante Gabon – P-GA-GB0-005 – Résumé PGES

La République gabonaise a rejoint le projet CAB4 Gabon avec l’objectif d'accroitre la couverture géographique de l’utilisation des réseaux à bande passante de grande capacité et de diminuer les coûts des services de communication sur le territoire de la République Gabonaise. Dans ce contexte, le gouvernement gabonais a sollicité l’appui de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) dans le cadre d’un financement complémentaire pour : (i) la réalisation de 2185 km de tronçons prioritaires distribués sur l’ensemble du territoire national et (ii) la construction d’un Datacenter National –...
12-Sep-2019

SPN - Southern African Development Community (SADC) - Supply, configuration, delivery and installation and Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Modelling Infrastructure (Storage Server and Broadband Internet)

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online AfDB 1062-09/18 of 27th September 2018 online and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website.
06-Sep-2019

“Prospects for Africa” great as new spaces open up for Tunisia’s youth in industry

Smartly dressed Maroua Khemiri is ready to start a busy day. The young engineer has secured a contract with Eleonetech in Tunisia, an electro-mechanical firm that specialises in producing cables and electronic assembly. Having risen through the ranks to become the first female project manager at the electro-mechanical firm, Khemiri’s achievement as a female engineer in this part of North Africa is rare, especially in the industrial sector. “After I finished my studies, I was struggling to find a job. It was frustrating, to the point that I thought about leaving the country. Today, I’m a...
05-Sep-2019

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...
16-Aug-2019

Rwanda’s women in tech: Leading the digital revolution

When she was a little girl, Jeanne Yamfashije wanted to be a doctor. Her goal was to make her parents proud and serve her people. The 29-year-old IT specialist did not become a doctor but she has certainly fulfilled her other wishes. For the past five years, Yamfashije has been working with a project that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among girls in Rwanda. The group, called Girls in ICT Rwanda, offers mentorships, boot camps and a competition to encourage innovation among students. The organization reaches 500 girls each year. “I am serving my people by...
06-Aug-2019

Attribution de marché - SAWIDRA-AC - Projet d’Information Satellitaire et Météorologique pour la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophes en Afrique Centrale

10-Jul-2019

“Join Africa50 to lay the foundations for a more prosperous Africa,” African Development Bank urges

KIGALI, Rwanda 10 July, 2019 – African governments must explore innovative technologies to drive transformation on the continent, board members at Africa50’s General Shareholders Meeting, held in Kigali heard on Wednesday. Prime Minister of Rwanda Edouard Ngirente made the call at the opening of the shareholders meeting. “Let’s explore these digital opportunities to move our continent forward,” the prime minister said. Africa50 is an innovative fund for developing and financing African infrastructure, funded by the African Development Bank, African governments and private and...
23-May-2019

The African Development Bank Group Policy on Disclosure of Information - Into effect since October 2005

In December, 1997, the Boards of Directors approved a policy for Public Disclosure of Information which established the procedures and the types of information for disclosure in the absence of compelling reasons for confidentiality. The Bank Group’s Policy on Disclosure of Information became effective in 1998. The policy was based on the principle that the Bank Group should be open and transparent in its operations. The main lessons from the implementation of the 1997 policy is that many institutions, civil groups and individuals have come to understand, appreciate and get involved in the...
17-May-2019

Trans-Sahara Optical Fibre Backbone Project

05-Apr-2019

“Coding must be compulsory, at all levels. The currency of the future is going to be coding…We must democratize technology,” Adesina tells Mo Ibrahim Governance Week

African Development Bank President Adesina, on Friday, pleaded for Africans to embrace technology, and governments to urgently move away from “investing in the jobs of the past, but rather in the jobs of the future. A future that is just around the corner.” Adesina was addressing a debate entitled: The New Tech Era: Job-killer or Job-creator? organised by Africa Report and Jeune Afrique as part of the 2019 Mo Ibrahim Governance Week. The debate took place in the Sofitel Hotel in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. “The people who control data, will control Africa. Coding must be...
04-Apr-2019

African Development Bank and Microsoft launch All-female Coding training in Nigeria

One hundred and sixty young women have begun a  month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force. The Coding for Employment programme, organised by the African Development Bank  and  Microsoft Philanthropies, prioritises young women who typically have been side-lined in the technology ecosystem. At  a  launch event held 25 March at Covenant University under the theme: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,  academics, women leaders in technology and tech start-up...
04-Apr-2019

African Development Bank and Microsoft launch All-female Coding training in Nigeria

One hundred and sixty young women have begun a  month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force. The Coding for Employment programme, organised by the African Development Bank  and  Microsoft Philanthropies, prioritises young women who typically have been side-lined in the technology ecosystem. At  a  launch event held 25 March at Covenant University under the theme: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,  academics, women leaders in technology and tech start-up...
18-Mar-2019

Mozambique: African Development Bank, Portugal and Mozambique sign MOU for “Lusophone compact” to accelerate private sector development

The African Development Bank and the governments of Mozambique and Portugal have signed a Mozambique-specific Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact. The Lusophone Compact is a financing platform, involving the Bank, Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe, which provides risk mitigation, investment products and technical assistance to accelerate private sector development in Lusophone African countries. The signing which took place in Maputo, was witnessed by over 200 Mozambican and...
25-Jan-2019

EOI - Congo - Étude sur le modèle de taxation du secteur du digital en République du Congo - CAB

Le Gouvernement de la République du Congo a reçu un financement du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) afin de couvrir le coût du projet de la Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique Centrale (CAB), Composante Congo, et a l’intention d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ce prêt pour financer le contrat d’une firme pour l’étude sur le modèle de taxation du secteur du digital en République du Congo.
25-Jan-2019

EOI - Congo - Élaboration d’un plan stratégique sur la transformation digitale de la SOPECO (e-Poste) - CAB

Le Gouvernement de la République du Congo a reçu un financement du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) afin de couvrir le coût du projet de la Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique Centrale (CAB), Composante Congo, et a l’intention d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ce prêt pour financer le contrat d’une firme pour l’élaboration d’un plan stratégique sur la transformation digitale de la SOPECO (e-Poste).
25-Jan-2019

EOI - Congo - Appui au recrutement d’un opérateur en charge de la gestion, la maintenance et la commercialisation des infrastructures optiques - CAB

Le Gouvernement de la République du Congo a reçu un financement du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) afin de couvrir le coût du projet de la Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique Centrale (CAB), Composante Congo, et a l’intention d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ce prêt pour financer le contrat d’une firme pour l’appui au recrutement d’un opérateur en charge de la gestion, la maintenance et la commercialisation des infrastructures optiques.
19-Dec-2018

African Development Bank: African Education Fund will boost innovation, economic transformation

The African Development Bank is keeping higher education, science and technology at the top of its development agenda as it backs a proposed African Education Fund (AEF) which seeks to provide strategic support for more efficient and effective education systems across Africa. The Bank reiterated its commitment to “bridging the current education funding gap and providing quality education in Africa” during a Science and Technology Summit of Heads of State, held in Malawi in November 2018. Bank representatives to the high–level meeting shared positive findings of a feasibility study into...
12-Oct-2018

Ghana: African Development Bank, technology stakeholders seek to bridge Africa’s digital gender gap

‘Unlocking Africa’s Digital Future’ was the theme of the 2018 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology (#TechWomenAfrica) convened by the African Development Bank in collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation on 9 – 11 October 2018. Other co-sponsors of the summit were the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), Ghana’s Ministry of Communications, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, the Internet Society, Facebook and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation, Germany. Over 250 participants attended the three-day summit, including Africa’s leading technology...
27-Jul-2018

Tunisia launches pilot project to use drones for data collection in agricultural sector

Tunisia and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement for the launch of a pilot project to use drones for data collection to enhance management of agricultural projects in the country. The project, to be implemented over the next ten months, would receive technical management and assistance from South Korea, Minister Zied Laadhari announced during the signing ceremony on Thursday July 26.   Laadhari, Tunisia’s Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, was joined by Park Jae-Min, Vice-Mayor of Busan City and Mohamed El Azizi, Director...