Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The African Development Bank will on Monday kick off a campaign to present the continent’s case at the world’s leading climate change conference. The 25th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) comes at a crucial time for the globe and Africa in particular. In recent years, rising temperatures have wreaked havoc with weather patterns, leading to suffocating heat and devastating storms. In Africa, the climate has exacerbated food shortages and destroyed infrastructure. African countries know all too well the risks...

French Development Agency and AfDB to strengthen cooperation through concrete projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed an Exchange of Letters on September 13, 2013, in Tunis. The Exchange of Letters was signed by the AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, and the AFD Director General, Anne Paugam. The AfDB Executive Director for France, Belgium and Spain, François Kruger, was in attendance. Under the Agreement, the Bank and AFD, have charted out a road map over the next three years and have identified areas of joint collaboration in agriculture and food security; infrastructure; energy; climate change; social and environmental...

La BAD contribue pour 900.000 euros au renforcement des capacités en micro finance

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a signé le 14 juin trois conventions de dons avec des structures bénéficiaires du Fonds de renforcement des capacités de la micro finance, pour un total de 900.000 euros.  Ces dons, financés par l’Espagne, permettront aux ménages africains démunis d’accéder au financement susceptible de leur permettre d’initier des activités génératrices de revenus. Le directeur exécutif du Réseau africain de micro finance (AFMIN), Davy Serge Azakpamé, a co-signé pour AFMIN et pour l’Association professionnelle des systèmes financiers décentralisés du Bénin (...