Japan

16-Dec-2013

Signing the Fourth Loan Under EPSA - Remarks by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: Signing The Fourth Loan Under EPSA I want to welcome you all and to express my pleasure on this occasion – the signing of the second Private Sector Assistance Loan under EPSA. This agreement, which we have gathered here to sign today in support of the private sector in Africa, is not only in line with pledge made by Japan at the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005. It is also a concrete realization of the outcome of the TICAD V in Yokohama. In June this year, the Japanese Government hosted the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD V, in Yokohama, Japan,...
16-Dec-2013

Signing the Fourth Loan Under EPSA - Remarks by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

I want to welcome you all and to express my pleasure on this occasion – the signing of the second Private Sector Assistance Loan under EPSA. This agreement, which we have gathered here to sign today in support of the private sector in Africa, is not only in line with pledge made by Japan at the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005. It is also a concrete realization of the outcome of the TICAD V in Yokohama. In June this year, the Japanese Government hosted the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD V, in Yokohama, Japan, under the motto “Hand in Hand with a more...
07-Jul-2013

Aid for Trade: Asia’s Experience and Dialogue with Africa - Keynote address by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: World Trade Organization’s Fourth Aid for Trade Global Review It is a great honor to speak at this side-event organized jointly by the Government of Japan, the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank. The African Development Bank enjoys long standing and fruitful relations with many Asian countries. Indeed Japan, China, India and Republic of Korea, are shareholders in our Bank and have partnered with the Bank in various ways to help promote Africa’s development. The Bank manages the Japan Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative and...
19-Jun-2013

AfDB and United Nations University Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Development in Africa

Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Prof. David Malone, Rector of United Nations University (UNU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster research and knowledge exchange on sustainable development in Africa. The MOU was signed on June 5 after the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), held in Yokohama, Japan, from June 1-3. The AfDB-UNU partnership aims to strengthen collaboration between Japan and African countries to strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa. The AfDB and UNU will...
04-Jun-2013

Africa’s Economic Transformation in a Multipolar World - AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: Speech at the University of Tokyo It is an honour to speak about Africa and its transformation, at this world famous institution, described by the experts as Asia’s premier university. Your distinguished alumni, Prime Minister, Nobel Laureates, personalities in business, science, politics, diplomacy, arts and culture speak volumes for your achievements. I want to thank Professor Takeuchi and also the Vice Rector of the UN University for the invitation, and for the work which the UNU is doing with the Bank to strengthen higher level education in Africa. Indeed I am happy to report...
14-Oct-2012

Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Asia External Representation Office by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: Opening Ceremony of the Asia External Representation Office The Bank has had a longstanding and fruitful relationship with its Asian member countries – Japan, China, India and the Republic of Korea, all of which are ably represented today. These countries have been true friends of Africa and, as in the case of Japan, have partnered with the African Development Bank Group towards realizing the development objectives of African countries. In addition to the unwavering support of the Japanese Government, Japanese investors have been vital to the continued success of the Bank’s...
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-...
16-Oct-2011

Address to the Japan-AfDB Signing Ceremony for the Third Non-Sovereign Line of Credit under EPSA by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: Signing Ceremony of the Exchange of Notes for the Third Non-Sovereign Line of Credit under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance Initiative for Africa (EPSA) Between the Government of Japan and the African Development Bank It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Bank to conclude the arrangements for the Third Private Sector Assistance Loan from Japan under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance initiative. This highly concessional line of credit marks the fulfillment of an ambitious pledge announced by Japan six years ago at the Gleneagles Summit. EPSA was launched as an...
02-Apr-2010

AfDB President's Official Visit to Japan

AfDB President Wraps Up Visit to Japan AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, ended his official visit to Japan. Mr. Kaberuka used the final day of his visit to meet with the country’s political authorities. Besides meetings with the country’s vice minister of foreign affairs and finance minister, Mr. Kaberuka and his delegation held working sessions with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) officials. Discussions with JICA President, Sadako Ogata, focused on cooperation between both institutions.   Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Mr. Kaberuka met...
29-Oct-2009

AfDB, Japan Approve USD 1,000,000 for African Trade Insurance Agency

Tunis, 22 October 2009—The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan have approved a grant of USD 1,000,000 to the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). ATI is a multilateral financial institution, created in 2001, providing export credit insurance, political risk insurance, investment insurance and other financial products to help reduce the business risks and costs of doing business in Africa. The technical assistance contribution from FAPA, which makes up 31% of the overall TA package for ATI, will be used to...
29-Oct-2009

AfDB, Japan Grant USD 989,000 Technical Assistance to Mauritania’s Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière

Tunis, 22 October, 2009 —The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan have approved a grant of USD 989,000 to la Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) of Mauritania to be paid from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). The Technical Assistance contribution from FAPA, which comprises over 50% of the overall TA package, will enhance SNIM’s institutional and operational capacities to implement the Environmental and Social Management Plan for the Guelbs II Expansion Project financed in part by the AfDB. The Guelbs II site, located 25 km northeast...
06-Oct-2009

Japan and AfDB commit USD 1 Million Technical Assistance Grant for SME Capacity Building in Africa

Sunday, Istanbul, 5 October 2009 - Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have committed a grant of USD 1,000,000 to the African Training and Management Services Project (ATMS) from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). In a ceremony organized on the side of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Istanbul, a grant agreement was signed today by AfDB Private Sector Operations Director, Mr. Tim Turner and ATMS Chairman Mr. J. Berteling. The technical assistance contribution from FAPA will be used to sponsor Small and Medium Enterprises in Africa through capacity...
06-Oct-2009

Japan and AfDB commit USD 500,000 Technical Assistance Grant to African Business Roundtable

Sunday, Istanbul, 5 October 2009 - Japan and the African Development Bank (AFDB) have committed a grant of USD 500,000 to the African Business Roundtable (ABR) from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). In a ceremony organized on the side of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Istanbul, a grant agreement was signed by AfDB Private Sector Operations Director, Mr. Tim Turner and ABR President Dr. Bamanga Tukur. The technical assistance contribution from FAPA will be used to assist ABR to execute its mandate effectively and to increase its associations’ membership and...
28-Sep-2009

FAPA Technical Assistance to Provide Training and Increase Capacity at the Banque Congolaise de l’Habitat

The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a grant from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) of USD 178 579 to provide technical assistance to Banque Congolaise de l’Habitat.  The FAPA funds will pay for training programs aimed at improving management efficiency and treasury operations at Banque Congolaise de l’Habitat.  The technical assistance offered by FAPA will help ensure that BCH becomes a successful lender in the housing sector of Congo. The FAPA grant complements a 15% equity investment in BCH approved by the African...

Implementation of STM1 Point-To-Point Clear Channel and MPLS Backbone Connectivity for The African Development Bank’s 36 Office Location In Africa and Japan

The African Development Bank (hereafter referred to as “The Bank”) intent to select a company for the implementation of STM1 point-to-point clear channel and MPLS backbone connectivity for the African Development Bank’s 36 office locations in Africa and japan