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15-Jul-2019

Angola, African Development Bank and Portugal Sign Lusophone country-specific compact to fast-track private sector investment

© Rodrigo Subtil / Camões, I.P.  L to R: H.E. Teresa Ribeiro, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alternate Governor for Portugal, Hon. Pedro Luís da Fonseca, Minister of Economy and Planning, Alternate Governor for Angola and Mateus Magala, Corporate Services and Human Resources Vice President and Chair of the Lusophone Compact Steering Committee.   Luanda, Angola, 15 July 2019 –Angola is the latest African Portuguese speaking country to sign a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims...
09-Jul-2019

African Development Bank, Portugal and Cabo Verde sign compact to accelerate diversification, private sector development

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 09 July, 2019 - The African Development Bank and the governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal have signed a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. The signing took place on Sal Island on 1 July, between Olavo Correia, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Cabo Verde, Helena de Paiva, Portugal’s Ambassador to Cabo Verde; and Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s Director for Regional Integration. It was witnessed by over...
24-Jun-2019

African Development Bank welcomes EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI)

The African Development Bank announced a EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a new platform for financing small-scale renewables in Africa. The announcement was made to energy sector stakeholders at a sideline event held during the Africa Energy Forum, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 11-14 June. The Bank, the European Commission, in partnership with Lion’s Head Global Partners and Fieldstone and the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association, presented the Facility to participants at the Forum. FEI is a $500 million...
05-Jun-2019

Le chef de la diplomatie portugaise, Augusto Santos Silva, en visite au siège du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement

« Nous sommes conscients que l'avenir de l'Europe dépend de celui de l'Afrique et des relations d’interdépendance et de complémentarité entre les deux continents voisins. Nous entretenons des relations très étroites avec ce continent que nous considérons comme une priorité », a déclaré Augusto Santos Silva, ministre portugais des Affaires étrangères, le 29 mai 2019, au siège de la Banque africaine de développement, à Abidjan. Il a insisté sur la nécessité d'investir en Afrique dans le cadre d'un programme participatif at gagnant-gagnant. Le ministre, qui dirigeait une délégation...
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...
08-Nov-2018

Lusophone countries have identified a pipeline of more than US$5 billion in private sector and private-public partnership (PPP) projects to accelerate growth in their economies

The projects form part of a development finance compact between the Bank, the government of Portugal, and the six Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa - Angola, Cabo Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tomé and Principe, also known as PALOPs. The compact, signed at the African Investment Forum in Johannesburg on Tuesday, stems from efforts by the African Development Bank to bring more focus on the private sector in the PALOPs. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, started the process nearly a year ago during an official visit to Portugal...
05-Jun-2018

5th Annual Sustainable Energy for All Africa Workshop at the SEforALL Forum

More than 750 leaders from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather from 2nd to 4th to May 2018 in Lisbon for the 4th SEforALL Forum with the title: “Leaving No One Behind”. The Forum will examine the latest data on progress — or lack of — in achieving SDG7 goals. A highlight will be the launch of the 2018 Global Tracking Framework report, which benchmarks annual progress towards achieving universal access to modern energy services, doubling renewable energy and improving energy efficiency by 2030. The SEforALL Africa Hub ...
12-Apr-2018

African Development Bank and Portuguese Government plan to unlock growth opportunities in Africa’s Lusophone countries

To help unlock economic growth, the African Development Bank is coordinating the implementation of an integrated development strategy for Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. In preparation for the rollout of this initiative, the Bank and the Government of Portugal have signed an agreement to provide language training to African Development Bank staff interested in learning Portuguese, as well as professional conference translation services. The language-learning cooperation agreement, signed by the Institute for Cooperation and the Portuguese Language (Camões – Instituto da...
14-Nov-2017

“Africa is now the place to be”: In Portugal, AfDB President calls for partnerships to accelerate development

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for more partnerships to accelerate development of the African continent. “Africa is now the place to be,” he told businessmen and representatives of the Portuguese private sector, during a roundtable co-chaired with Teresa Ribeiro, Portugal’s State Secretary in charge of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Vice-Governor of Portugal to the AfDB and the African Development Fund.   “We need your vast experience, your knowledge of the field and your expertise, especially in...
10-Jun-2011

Top African Corporate Talent Say Continent is Open for Business

Some of Africa’s most successful business people from different industries and sectors came together to discuss how Africa can nurture entrepreneurial talent on the continent at the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on 9 June 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal. The event was the Chief Executives’ Officers’ Dialogue which is a regular feature of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings each year.  This year’s subject was African Entrepreneurs: Promoting Shared Growth and Prosperity? The participants were Robert Gumede, Executive Chairman of South Africa’s information...
10-Jun-2011

AfDB and New Faces, New Voices urge African Women to become more active players

Financial institutions and regulators should think of African women as an emerging market and should include them in the reshaping of the post-crisis financial system. This was the main conclusion of a debate co-organized by the African Development Ban (AfDB) and women’s network New Faces, New Voices (NFNV) on 10 June 2011 at the AfDB’s Annual Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal. AfDB’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Nkosana Moyo, stressed that “to be successful in the private sector and have inclusive growth, we have to include women in the whole process”. NFNV, a network of...
10-Jun-2011

AfDB Launches First Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2011

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday 10 June 2011 launched the First edition of its Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER), at of its Annual Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal. The first ever comprehensive report on the Bank´s performance, the ADER reviews development trends across the continent and tracks how Bank operations have contributed to Africa´s development results over the past year. Presenting the Report, the Quality Results Assurance Director, Thomas Hurley, described it as a results management framework which looks at: What development...
10-Jun-2011

Zimbabwe and AfDB Sign US$30 million Agreement to Improve Water Supply and Sanitation

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Zimbabwean government have signed a US $30 million grant agreement in support of the urgent water supply and sanitation rehabilitation project (UWSSRP) in the country.  The UWSSRP is financed from the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (the Zim-Fund). The agreement was signed on Friday June 10, 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal, by Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Tendai Biti and the AfDB’s Vice President for Operations, Aloysius Ordu. The grant is further testimony to the strong commitment of the contributors to the Zim-Fund -  Australia, Denmark,...
10-Jun-2011

La croissance tirée par l’innovation fait lentement son chemin en Afrique.

La télé-banque est l’une des meilleures illustrations de l’adaptation de l’innovation technologique en Afrique. Environ un milliard de personnes dans le monde ne possèdent pas de compte bancaire mais possèdent un téléphone portable. L’Afrique est le marché du cellulaire dont la croissance est la plus rapide au monde et la plupart des opérateurs sont des firmes locales. Dans des pays comme l’Afrique du Sud, par exemple, le nombre de téléphones portables est huit fois plus élevé que celui des téléphones fixes. Au Kenya, seuls 15 000 appareils étaient en service il y a une décennie....
10-Jun-2011

Pertinence des pôles d’innovation en Afrique

Le séminaire de haut niveau des Assemblées annuelles de la BAD, à Lisbonne au Portugal, aborde entre autres thématiques, les multiples raisons militant en faveur de la création de pôles d’innovations pour stimuler la croissance en Afrique. Accroître l’investissement dans la la recherche et du développement R&D – Historiquement, l’une des conséquences les plus importantes de la création de pôles d’innovation a été l’augmentation des ressources allouées aux activités innovantes et un regain d’intérêt pour la R&D. En effet, le montant de ressources humaines et financières...
10-Jun-2011

Progrès sociétal, croissance économique et industrialisation, trois maillons d’une chaîne

Des études  sur le développement ont reconnu le lien étroit qui existe entre le progrès sociétal, la croissance économique et l’industrialisation. C’est ce qui ressort des travaux du Séminaire de haut niveau des Assemblées annuelles de la BAD, à Lisbonne au Portugal, Selon les spécialistes, les pays en voie de développement étaient censés se trouver, sur la trajectoire linéaire de la croissance économique, à un stade plus précoce que les pays économiquement plus avancés.   Cette conception supposait que les pays passent tous par les mêmes étapes historiques dans leur...
10-Jun-2011

Élaboration de stratégies nationales d’innovations

Les stratégies nationales d’innovations évoluent depuis les années 80. Elles ont progressivement élargi leur emprise et leur complexité en partant des particuliers et des entrepreneurs avant de s’ouvrir au milieu dans lequel opère l’entreprise et de s’étendre enfin aux systèmes réglementaires nationaux et aux programmes publics en matière de politiques, finances et ressources humaines. C’est ce qu’indique un document de travail du séminaire de haut niveau sur « L’Afrique: Plateforme d’innovation pour la croissance », des Assemblées annuelles de la BAD, au Portugal, (6-10 juin...
10-Jun-2011

L’innovation pour la croissance : les défis à relever pour l’Afrique

Pour créer en Afrique des systèmes innovants efficaces et capables de soutenir la croissance,  il est nécessaire de mettre en place des organisations et des institutions formelles et de  renforcer systématiquement les compétences des éléments déjà en place qui sont sources d’innovations.  C’est à  ces  impératifs que répondent les discussions du  séminaire de haut niveau sur « L’Afrique: Plateforme d’innovation pour la croissance » des Assemblées annuelles de la BAD au Portugal, (6-10 juin). Mettre en place des systèmes efficaces  d’innovation...
09-Jun-2011

Réunion à Lisbonne de la sixième session du Conseil d’administration de CoDA

Le Conseil d’administration de la Coalition pour le dialogue sur l’Afrique (CoDA), une initiative soutenue par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), l’Union africaine (UA) et la Commission économique des Nations unies pour  l’Afrique (CEA), a tenu sa sixième session ordinaire mercredi à Lisbonne, au Portugal. Les membres du Conseil, qui est présidé par l’ancien président du Botswana S.E. Festus Mogae, ont examiné puis adopté le compte-rendu de leurs précédentes réunions ordinaires tenues en novembre 2010 à Maurice et en janvier dernier à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie. Le...
09-Jun-2011

AfDB 2011 Annual Meetings are Carbon-Free

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has officially made this year’s Annual Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal, carbon friendly. This announcement follows acquisition of carbon credits after an investment in a composting project, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Annual Meetings CO2 emissions are related to flights, local transport, paper and energy consumption both at the meeting venue and hotels, among others causes, which cannot be avoided but must be offset. AfDB’s Climate Change Action Plan 2011-2015 The African Development Bank (AfDB) is actively engaged in supporting...