EOI - Kenya - Consultancy Services assignment for Incubation and Training Service Provider for the Program - ENABLE Youth Kenya Program

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries  has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the ENABLE Youth Kenya Program and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services assignment for Incubation and Training Service Provider for the Program.

SPN - Kenya - Consultancy Services for an Incubatees Recruiting Firm for enable youth Kenya Program

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the ENABLE Youth Kenya Program and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services assignment for an Incubatees Recruiting Firm for the Program. The overall aim of this project is to train and empower youth agricultural entrepreneurs (Agripreneurs) in 8 Youth Agri-Business Incubation Centres spread across the country over a five-year period. The incubation activities...

Nigeria country office of the African Development Bank launches jobs report

The Nigeria country office of the African Development Bank on 28 October 2019 launched the Bank’s ‘Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, policies and instruments’ report in Nigeria. The report, first launched last month in Abidjan, cites growth in the African labour force as the fastest globally. However, successive years of robust macroeconomic policies, which have aided the remarkable economic growth rates for nearly two decades, have not created the jobs required to absorb the increasingly growing labour market entrants or led to sufficient poverty reduction. To reverse this trend economic...

In Togo, youth and SMEs receive the African Development Bank’s full support

In a large building located in the Vakpossito district, south of the Togolese capital Lomé, the main equipment in the Agrokom soya processing plant is fully operational. In a few days, this group of young people will deliver 200 tonnes of organic soya meal to an international client. “In 2011, we only produced 50 tonnes of meal for the local market. However, since 2016, our production has quadrupled, and we are now supplying the international market,” Daniel Komlan says proudly. Mr. Komlan is the managing director of Agrokom, a small business specialised in soya processing. Daniel...

2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh to foster jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths

What: African Economic Conference Who: African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Development Programme When: 2-4 December 2019 Where: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt   The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), the leading platform for networking, dialogue and knowledge-sharing on pertinent issues facing Africa, will take place 2-4 December 2019 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference is jointly organized by the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, on the theme...

Seedstars World partners with African Development Bank to propel youth startups and jobs

Seedstars World, a Swiss-based startup competition in emerging markets, and the African Development Bank on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to implement its innovative ‘job creation track’ model to support youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa. The partnership is in line with the Bank’s entrepreneurship and innovation lab under its Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) strategy. The aim is to create 25 million jobs and equip 50 million young people with skills to enhance their employability and entrepreneurial success by 2025. The strategy will support countries to stimulate...

World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation launch fellowship for young African agribusiness innovators

The World Food Prize Foundation and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs. The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The young leaders will gain experience in international agriculture research centres, including food and agribusiness companies. Felix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic of...

Prepare for the agriculture of tomorrow, African Development Bank President challenges high school students at global symposium

Young people from around the world gathered in Des Moines Iowa at the Global Youth Institute on Thursday to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize laureates. This year, 450 exceptional high school students from 10 countries attended the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation to facilitate discussion on pressing food security and agricultural issues. The director of youth leadership development at the World Food Prize Foundation, Kelsey Tyrrell, told the young audience that African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina had been invited because...

Creating Africa’s next generation of development experts: African Development Bank calls on young professionals to join its ranks

The African Development Bank has issued a call to young people who are interested in joining the continent’s premier finance institution. The Bank has opened applications for its Young Professionals Program, which offers a unique opportunity to young people with a passion for development to participate in offering lasting solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. At a lunch held Wednesday at which the current batch of YPPs were invited to share their feedback, Senior Vice President Charles Boamah made it clear that he valued the input of the young professionals. “We...

Maroc : la Banque africaine de développement soutient l’entreprenariat des jeunes et l’innovation

La Banque africaine de développement a pris part à l’édition 2019 des rencontres « Innovation et Jeunesse » qui se sont tenues du 30 septembre au 4 octobre derniers. Un évènement organisé conjointement par le ministère marocain de la Jeunesse et des Sports, le ministère danois des Affaires étrangères et le Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD). L’objectif de cette rencontre était de permettre aux jeunes entrepreneurs d’apporter leur contribution aux chantiers de développement, notamment la promotion de l’innovation et du développement durable, la création d’...

UNGA 2019: Young Africans will “produce the magic” says AU chief as the UN sounds warning on Sustainable Development Goals

Leaders should devise an “incentive structure” to promote a startup culture among young Africans. “I think they will produce the magic,” Albert Muchanga, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry, told a gathering on infrastructure at the United Nations on Wednesday. Muchanga said colleagues were working to “harmonise our policies, rules and regulations” to smooth cross-border trade while focusing on the next generation. “We’re not leaving the youth behind. We’re promoting startups among African youth. Because we know that if we localise knowledge and innovation, then we’...

Innovative thinking marks African Development Bank’s Africa jobs manifesto

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held 12 September 2019. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place in the Babacar N’Diaye Auditorium at the Bank’s headquarters, attended by senior management, diplomats, staff, and media representatives. The Bank’s Senior Vice President Charles Boamah introduced the issue of employment as being...

“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...

SPN - Mozambique - Supply of Agriculture Inputs in the provinces of Sofala and Zambézia

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online of 30/11/2018 and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website. The Government of Mozambique received a grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) in various currencies towards the cost of the “Agricultural Value Chain and Youth Empowerment Project - AVACYEP”. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this grant will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the supply of Agriculture Inputs. The Directorate of Planning and International Cooperation...

Creating decent jobs - Strategies, policies, and instruments

This report is the product of the Vice-Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management. It is part of a larger effort by the African Development Bank Group to promote knowledge and learning, share ideas, provide open access to its research, and make a contribution to development policy. This report brings together some of the world’s leading labor and development economists to provide specific policy recommendations for creating decent jobs.

AMI - Côte d'Ivoire - Recrutement d’un bureau d’études charge de la formulation et de la préparation du projet incluant l’étude d’employabilité des jeunes dans le secteur agricole - Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire

Le Gouvernement de la République de Côte d’Ivoire a reçu une avance au titre du mécanisme de financement de la préparation des projets (PPF) du Fonds africain de développement en vue de préparer le Projet d’emploi des jeunes en Agribusiness en Côte d’Ivoire (Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire). Il a l’intention, à ce titre, d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées pour financer le contrat de formulation et de préparation du Projet, incluant l’étude d’employabilité des jeunes dans le secteur agricole et du mécanisme de financement des projets et la mise en place de centres d’incubation.

African Development Bank’s support of electrification changes habits and lightens the load for Guineans

For over a year in Conakry, the Guinean capital, and in several other major towns and rural areas in the country, habits have changed.  Like many of her compatriots, Arama Sire Camara, a fruit and vegetable seller in the province of Kindia (135 km from Conakry) is now much more confident and happy carrying on her business day and night. “With lighting on the road at night and illuminating our goods, it means we are safer, especially with all the cars on the road. You can work for longer after nightfall, and so we can make more of our products,” she says. With a river network of 6,...

Nigeria: Africa’s leaders, business champions in Abuja to chart a new course for the continent’s youth

Abuja, Nigeria, 26 July 2019 – Some of Africa’s most prominent leaders in business, politics and development are gathering this weekend to chart a course for the continent’s youth. The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum is a global flagship event that has attracted world business leaders and renowned entrepreneurs to the Nigerian political capital, Abuja. This is the fifth edition. African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina is participating in a panel discussion at the event, alongside Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Senegal’s Macky Sall and...

Ashish J. Thakkar: Forget oil and gold. Young Africans are our greatest natural resource

 In line with its commitment to Africa’s youth, the African Development Bank established the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG), a think tank for new, innovative ideas and financing instruments to support youth entrepreneurship and employment in Africa. PYAG is driven by a world-class team of forward-thinking, inspiring young and mid-career professionals, chaired by CEO of Mara Phones, Ashish J. Thakkar. In this interview, Ashish J. Thakkar talks about innovative ways to create jobs for Africa’s youth.       Tackling youth unemployment is a central...

Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2019

About the Conference: The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 2nd to 4th December 2019. Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for African Youths”.   Registration   Policy-oriented papers...