Mozambique - Agricultural Value Chain and Youth Empowerment Project (AVACYEP) - Appraisal Report

The Agriculture Value Chain and Youth Empowerment Project (AVACYEP) is an integrated project to strengthen the capacity of rural communities to address the inter-linked challenges of food production, rural poverty, food insecurity and access to markets through the provision of horticulture and livestock related infrastructure, and improving food production and marketing activities, as well as capacity building for the affected communities. The total project cost is 12.241 Units of Account (17.294 million dollars) over 5 years (2018-2023) and will be implemented in the four districts of Moamba...

Senegal - Project for support to skills development and youth entrepreneurship in growth sectors - Appraisal Report

The aim of the Project for Support to Skills Development and Youth Entrepreneurship in Growth Sectors (PDCEJ) is to promote growth and employment by improving the quality of the workforce, the competitiveness of businesses and youth entrepreneurship in the growth sectors of industry and agriculture. At a cost of UA 15.60 million, the project is financed by an ADF loan of UA 14.00 million and Government counterpart funding of UA 1.60 million. The five-year project, designed and implemented in coordination with the private sector, will support the development of professional organizations in...

African Development Bank to host the third edition of the Africa Resilience Forum (ARF): Fragility, Migration and Resilience

More than 300 attendees are expected at the headquarters of the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for the third edition of the Africa Resilience Forum (ARF), which is to be held from 4-6 March, 2019.  This year’s forum is themed: Fragility, Migration and Resilience." The Forum will enable participants, which will include senior members of governments, representatives of international organizations, leading members of civil society, academics and businesspersons, to discuss the ongoing challenges posed by migration - security, youth...

Egyptian Ministers see strong partnership with African Development Bank as a catalyst for youth entrepreneurship in Egypt

Today, Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, and Dr. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, commended the African Development Bank for the strategic partnership behind Egypt’s economic transformation since the 2011 revolution. The two Ministers spoke at a joint press conference with the Bank at the signing of a grant agreement and the official release of the Bank’s 2018 Country Results Brief on Egypt.   Sahar Nasr and Malinne Blomberg, Country Manager for the Bank’s Egypt country office, signed a grant agreement...

La Banque africaine de développement et le Bureau international du Travail soutiennent les propositions des pays d’Afrique centrale en faveur de l’emploi des jeunes dans les zones rurales

[alert] Une vue sur un panel de discussion lors du forum [/alert] Le Forum organisé par la Banque africaine de développement et le Bureau International du Travail sur l’emploi des jeunes dans les zones rurales des pays membres de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) a rendu ses conclusions, jeudi soir, à l’issue de trois jours de travaux à Brazzaville. Dans un contexte où l’agriculture occupe 60 % de la population de la sous-région et présente un fort potentiel de création d’emplois, les participants au Forum – experts des organisations...

La Banque africaine de développement et le Bureau international du travail soutiennent l’emploi des jeunes ruraux en Afrique centrale, afin de freiner l’exode vers les villes

La Banque africaine de développement et le Bureau international du travail (BIT) rencontrent, à Brazzaville, les pays membres de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) afin de développer le potentiel des économies rurales de la sous-région en investissant dans le capital humain et l’employabilité des jeunes dans le secteur agricole. A l’ouverture du Forum, le Directeur général de la Banque, en charge de l’Afrique centrale, Ousmane Doré, a souligné le déséquilibre croissant entre zones rurales et zones urbaines dans la sous-région (CEEAC, ndlr), ainsi que l’absence...

Migration takes centre stage at the third edition of the Africa Resilience Forum, organized by the African Development Bank in Abidjan

Can migration really be described as a “crisis”? Is Europe threatened by an invasion of African migrants? What can migration bring to the countries of origin, transit and destination? These, and many other questions, will be discussed by participants at the third edition of the Africa Resilience Forum, to be held 4-6March 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the theme of "Fragility, Migration and Resilience". The Forum, organised by the African Development Bank, will open 4 March 2019 at the Babacar Ndiaye Auditorium at the African Development Bank headquarters with a high-level discussion...

Call for Applications - the AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 Spring Admissions

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is implementing the next African Global IT Leaders Programme under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The objective of the programme is to create across the African continent a critical mass of global IT experts: highly trained professionals in ICT. The secondary objective of the programme is to expose mid-career professionals in African countries to the latest techniques and knowledge available through graduate studies at higher educational institutions in Korea....

Tunisie : la première promotion de pilotes de drones diplômés dans le cadre du projet-pilote d’utilisation de drones initié par la Banque africaine de développement

Dans le cadre du projet-pilote d’utilisation de drones dans les projets agricoles en Tunisie, s’est tenue, le 25 janvier 2019 à Tunis, la cérémonie de remise des diplômes à 40 pilotes de drones, en présence de Mohamed El Azizi, directeur général de la Banque africaine de développement pour l’Afrique du Nord. La cérémonie, présidée par Samir Ettaieb, ministre de l’Agriculture, des ressources hydrauliques et de la pêche, s’est déroulée en présence du représentant de l’ambassade de Corée du Sud à Tunis, ainsi que de nombreux responsables publics. Première du genre en Tunisie, cette...

Libya: The African Development Bank supports a new generation of promising young leaders for a successful transition

One hundred and fifty-three emerging Libyan leaders have received certificates after completing a ten-day intensive leadership workhop in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by the African Development Bank. The Tamayoz Residential programme, provided by Adam Smith International, exposed participants to leadership examples and success stories, provided deeper understanding of a leader’s responsibilities, transferred knowledge of the latest organizational leadership tools, and presented work-based assignments related to Libya’s challenges and solutions. Tamayoz means distinction and uniqueness in...

IFB - Malawi - Supply, delivery and installation of cassava processing equipment and rice processing equipment at Dwambazi and Linga - AIYAP

This invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDB Online) of 8th February 2017 and on the African Development Bank’s Website (

IFB - Malawi - Supply and delivery of Farm Tractors, Trailers, Farm Trucks and Farm Implements - AIYAP

This invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDB Online) of 8th February 2017 and on the African Development Bank’s Website (

Agriculture et entreprenariat agricole en Guinée : La Banque africaine de développement et les autorités guinéennes signent pour 11 millions de dollars d’accords de financement

Le Bureau national de la Banque africaine de développement en Guinée (COGN) et le ministère guinéen du Plan et du développement économique ont procédé à la signature de deux protocoles d’accord, l’un de don et l’autre de prêt, vendredi 18 janvier 2019, au Petit palais, sur la presqu’île de Kaloum à Conakry. D’un total de 11 millions de dollars, ces accords de financement sont destinés au projet d’appui à la transformation de l’agriculture guinéenne et de l’entreprenariat agricole des jeunes (PATAG EAJ). D’un coût de 12,4 millions de dollars, ainsi couvert à 89 % par les ressources de...

Guinea - Support Project for the transformation of guinean agriculture and youth agricultural entrepreneurship (PATAG EAJ) – Appraisal Report

In Guinea, agriculture remains at the core of development policies and the main source of income for 631 % of people living in rural areas, and generates 80% of the country's jobs. It contributes about 25% to GDP and employs nearly 80% of the Guinean population. Rice is the dominant food crop, accounting for 67% of the area cultivated, 65% of the country's cereal requirements, 37% of the workforce, 80% of farmers, 23% of primary GDP and 6% of national GDP. On average, rice represents 20% of the population's consumption budget. To compensate for the food deficit, around 600 000 tonnes of rice...

Project Summary Note - Partech Africa Fund

Partech Africa Fund is a Venture Capital Fund dedicated to investing in tech-enabled, innovative, high growth potential and talented entrepreneurs operating early stage companies and applying relevant technologies to address fundamental market constraints with potential to scale across the continent. It focuses on i) financial inclusion (fintech, insurtech, pay as you go, off-grid energy) ii) online and mobile consumers; and iii) more broadly on tech adoption in enterprises especially in industry, education, logistics and transport, health, and agriculture value chain applications

Maroc : déploiement d’un nouvel instrument de financement axé sur les résultats pour favoriser la création de l’emploi par l’entrepreneuriat et la formation professionnelle

Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce jour, un prêt de 96,6 millions de dollars américains pour la mise en œuvre du Programme axé sur les résultats pour l’amélioration de l’accès à l’emploi au Maroc (PARAAE). Le Royaume fait ainsi partie des premiers pays africains à utiliser cet instrument de financement novateur, qui conditionne le cycle des décaissements à l’obtention de résultats, tout en réduisant les coûts de transaction. « Favoriser la création d’emplois par le soutien à l’entrepreneuriat et à la formation est, pour nous...

Africa Investment Forum 2018: Investing in youth, a must for Africa’s future

An Ivorian youth was among a select group who took centre stage on the final day of the Africa Investment Forum - to demonstrate their business acumen and to secure investment in their businesses. Ange-Frederick Balma, a young technology entrepreneur from Cote d’Ivoire, delivered one of the standout pitches for investment into LIFILED, winning the People’s Choice Award. LIFILED is a company specialised in the integration of LIFI solutions, smart lighting with dynamic contents and digital communication medium. The Forum, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 7-9...

AEC2018: Africa must focus on its big resource - its young people, experts urge

Professor Paul Collier, one of the world’s most influential development economists, warns that Africa’s “easy decade” of accelerated economic growth is coming to an end, and only accelerated job creation and integration will ensure sustainable growth and development across the continent. Dr. Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, was delivering a keynote address at the African Economic Conference 2018, hosted by the African Development Bank in Kigali, Rwanda. He was speaking Monday 3rd December 2018 on the...

Tanzania: Alternative Learning and Skills Development Project

.greenbartitle h2 { background: #009653; } .more_iteration {display: none;} [alert type="success"] Key facts  Alternative Learning and Skills Development project financed with an African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant totaling US$32.7 million. Over 1,000 community members (51 percent of them are women) received training in computer literacy, law and adult literacy in the Alternative Learning Centre. Graduates of the skills development centers, 19 micro finance institutions and Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOS) in Zanzibar benefitted...

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