Netherlands

01-Sep-2018

L’avenir de l’alimentation dans le monde pourrait-il dépendre du développement de l’agriculture en Afrique ?

Face à une salle comble d’experts internationaux en agriculture au siège de la FAO à Rome, le 27 août 2018, Akinwumi Adesina, lauréat du Prix mondial de l’alimentation 2017 et président de la Banque africaine de développement, a déclaré que « l’avenir de l’alimentation dans le monde dépendra de ce que l’Afrique fera de son agriculture ». Et de lancer un appel mondial en faveur d’un leadership rénové et visionnaire et de la conclusion d’alliances stratégiques et de partenariats innovants, afin de placer la sécurité alimentaire au sommet des priorités...
27-Aug-2018

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to deliver public lectures at FAO in Rome and at Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands.

On 27 August 2018, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver a Public Lecture on strategies for unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential at the Headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Members of the UN Rome community, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Programme, African Ambassadors, FAO and Permanent Representatives to UN Rome based agencies, among others, will attend the lecture. On the same day, President Adesina will sign a supplementary agreement with the...
28-May-2014

AfDB charges Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. US $5.7 million in monetary sanction for corrupt practices

Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. admits to corrupt practices from 1995 until 2004 by affiliated companies in relation to the award of AfDB-financed services contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria.    The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on May 28, 2014, announced the conclusion of a Negotiated Resolution Agreement with Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. following the company’s acceptance of the charge of corrupt practices by affiliated companies in an AfDB-financed project. As part of the Negotiated Resolution Agreement, the Bank’s...
07-Mar-2013

The Future of International Development: Official Development Assistance and Beyond - AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: Conference on The Future of International Cooperation For more than half a century The Netherlands and her People have been leaders on development issues. The People of this country have invested in development, so to speak. As we look at poverty decline around the world, gains on the MDGs, we can conclude that it is an investment that has paid off quite handsomely.  The timing is therefore right to reflect on the future of development. The timing is right: With three years to go the 2015 MDGs target; With the debate on post-2015; While the global recession...
07-Mar-2013

AfDB: Development Must Not be a Footnote

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka says development is not something to do once the other problems have been solved because it is part of the solution to today’s economic woes. Speaking before an audience of 150 at an event hosted by the Society for International Development at the Dutch Institute of International Studies on Thursday, March 7, Kaberuka stressed that the way out of the current economic crisis is through growth, which is to be found in the emerging markets of Africa. He added that official development assistance (ODA) is not the solution, but trade is. ODA...
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-...
06-Nov-2011

AfDB Lends Voice to Human Development Discourse at Rotterdam Global Health Initiative

The African Development Bank (AfDB) lent a strong voice to the international dialogue on health and development at the recent launch of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative. The forum, whose theme was  "World Health Stage: Imagining Global Health Anew," brought together renowned health and development professionals from around the world, interested in promoting new ways of thinking through global health challenges and finding new solutions to the gaps that still exist in health and health care. Speaking in a high level panel, Agnes Soucat, director of human development at the AfDB,...
15-Dec-2008

AfDB and the Netherlands: Agreement to support MFW4A

The AfDB and the Government of The Netherlands signed on December 5, 2008, in Tunis an agreement related to the Dutch contribution to the Partnership Secretariat of Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A). With their signatures, Rita Rahman, The Netherlands Ambassador to Tunisia, and Vice President Sector Operations Zeinab El Bakri, confirmed the Dutch contribution of Euro 100.000 to contribute to the budgetary needs of the annual work plans of the MFW4A Partnership Secretariat.  The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Executive Director for Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and...
10-Dec-2008

The Netherlands Ambassador in Tunisia, Mrs. Rita Rahman

Question: What does your country expect from the Bank after signing this agreement on its contribution to the Partnership Secretariat of "Making finance work for Africa"? Answer: As you know, the current worldwide financial crisis  and consequently an economic slowdown globally, is dominating the headlines for months now.  The Netherlands  should not and will not forget Africa in this situation. Africa is the most important partner for European Union countries and for my country in particular. The  Netherlands has played a particular constructive role as a...
01-Dec-2008

Education en Afrique: Signature d’un accord de contribution des Pays-Bas en faveur de l'ADEA

Un accord de 5 millions de dollars, entérinant la contribution des Pays-Bas à l'Association pour le développement de l'éducation en Afrique (ADEA), a été signé lundi à Tunis à la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), qui abrite l'ADEA depuis le mois d'août 2008. La contribution aidera à financer le Plan à moyen terme (2008-2012)  de l'ADEA pour les cinq prochaines années. Le plan comprend la tenue de grands événements dont la réunion biennale sur l'éducation en Afrique portant sur des thèmes cruciaux tels que l'éducation post primaire, la recherche,  la diffusion, les échanges...
25-Nov-2008

Global Forum on Leadership for Shared Societies: Building a world safe for difference

The Bank Group recently participated in the Global Forum on Leadership for Shared Societies held on the theme: Building a world safe for difference.  The forum, which took place from November 12-14, 2008, in Rotterdam, Holland, aimed at engaging high-level and emerging leaders from governments, civil society organizations and other decision-shaping institutions in discussions on policies and practices that reduce identity-based conflict, promoting diversity and building shared futures for economic and social betterment. The three-day event was marked by site visits to social cohesion...
03-Jul-2008

Prince of Orange Calls for Urgent Actions in Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sector

Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange, Netherlands, early this week called on African leaders to take urgent actions to speed up efforts in the water and sanitation sector on the continent. Speaking on Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Eleventh African Union Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the Prince of Orange  who addressed the august assembly in his capacity as the Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), said that many people lived in poverty and suffered from hunger because they had no access to water and sanitation, adding that "… it is...
07-Dec-2006

Address to the ADF 10 Mid-Term Review by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: ADF 10 Mid-Term Review It is now nearly 15 months since I assumed office as Bank president. These have been exciting, challenging months – to consolidate the Bank’s achievements and lay ground for a more effective institution. The internal reforms are broadly on course, even if sometimes bumpy or, in some areas, the pace slower than we would have liked. I have, over the past year, traveled extensively across Africa. I thought it was important that I visit a cross-section of our RMCs early in my tenure to see for myself the work of the Bank on the ground and to hear from the...
07-Feb-2006

Visit of the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation - Welcome Address by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: Visit to the Bank of the Dutch Minister for Development Co-operation, Mrs. Agnes van Ardeene-van der Hoeven On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and the staff of the African Development Bank as well as on my own behalf, it is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the Bank. I am confident that your visit will contribute to reinforcing the strong relations that exists between the Bank Group and the Government of the Netherlands. It is a pleasure for me to note that the Netherlands has always been a strong supporter of the African Development Bank and, more broadly, to...