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TICAD 7: African leaders make a clarion call for increased private sector engagement

30-aoû-2019 - Yokohama, Japan, 30 August 2019 - The African Development Bank delegation’s packed sessions kicked off on Thursday with President Adesina addressing Plenary Session 3 on Public-Private Business Dialogue: Enhance Trade and Investment between Japan and Africa.

Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion in support of Africa’s private sector development

30-aoû-2019 - Electricity, transport, and health identified as key priorities Yokohama, Japan, 30 August 2019 - Japan and the African Development Bank on Friday announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4), during the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7). Both Japan and the Bank have set a target of $1.75 billion each, from 2020-2022, to enhance the fourth phase of EPSA to spur private-sector-led sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa.

Mozambique: African Development Bank contributes to major power transmission line

30-aoû-2019 - The African Development Bank is to part-finance the construction of a 563 km power transmission line in Mozambique, after signing the agreement on 28 August to start the Temane transmission project, approved by the Board in July. The Bank will contribute $33 million in grants to the project.

TICAD 7 : Investir dans les marchés alimentaires de l’Afrique pour gagner la guerre contre la faim et améliorer la nutrition – Banque africaine de développement

30-aoû-2019 - Yokohama, Japon, le 30 août 2019 – En investissant dans les marchés alimentaires de l’Afrique, les gouvernements peuvent gagner la guerre contre le rachitisme et améliorer la nutrition à travers tout le continent. En effet, avec le soutien d’institutions telles que la Banque africaine de développement, les résultats seraient avantageux pour tous.

The new Leadership4Agriculture (L4AG) Forum

29-aoû-2019 - The African Development Bank, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, is launching a new L4AG Forum on 2 September 2019 in Accra, Ghana on the margins of the African Green Revolution Forum. Since 2017, the African Development Bank’s Leadership4Agriculture, or L4AG Forum has brought senior and influential government and private sector leaders together for dialogue, advocacy and policy formation to strengthen Africa’s agriculture sector.

TICAD 7 : le Japon, l’Afrique du Sud et la Banque africaine de développement indiquent les priorités pour accélérer la transformation technologique de l’Afrique

29-aoû-2019 - « Soyons visionnaires. Soyons audacieux. Soutenons les initiatives concrètes qui visent à stimuler les sciences, les technologies et l’innovation en Afrique. » – Akinwumi Adesina

TICAD 7 : l’agriculture numérique, prochaine étape du développement économique de l’Afrique

29-aoû-2019 - « Il y a des risques, certes, mais aussi des rendements intéressants ; c’est le moment pour nous tous d’avancer dans cette direction ». - Jennifer Blanke Yokohama, Japon, le 29 août 2019 - Donner la priorité à l’espace numérique, aidera à se recentrer sur le développement du secteur agro-industriel africain et à surmonter ses nombreux obstacles : tel est l’objectif communiqué aux participants à une rencontre officielle tenue ce mercredi, en marge de la 7e Conférence internationale de Tokyo.

TICAD7: African Development Bank discusses relief for fragile states through innovative private sector financing solutions

29-aoû-2019 - Access to concessional resources and insurance cover for pioneering investments, offer fragile nations the best tools to jump-start their economies, the African Development Bank said.

African Development Bank Group signs $28.8 million grant deal with Somalia for road and water projects

29-aoû-2019 - Mogadishu, Somalia, 29 August 2019 – The African Development Bank Group on 27 August 2019 signed two grants for $28.8 million for road and water supply projects to improve livelihoods in Somalia and boost resilience. The grants, approved by the Bank’s Board on 19 July 2019, confirm sustained efforts, especially by the African Development Fund, to tackle fragility in the Horn of Africa. They comprise $11.99 million for the Kismayo Baidoa urban water project and $16.86 million to partly finance a $66.7 million road.

African Development Bank President to visit the Kingdom of Eswatini

29-aoû-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, August 29 - African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina arrives in the Kingdom of Eswatini on Saturday for an official visit, which will include a trip to one of the major Bank-funded projects in the country. Adesina will meet with Eswatini Minister of Finance Neal Rijkenberg.

TICAD7: PM Shinzo Abe says Japan will help double Africa’s rice production by 2030

28-aoû-2019 - “We must end hunger in Africa. Yes, we must! Hunger diminishes our humanity.” - Adesina urges. Yokohama, Japan, 28 August 2019 – The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Cooporation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) symposium held on Wednesday during TICAD7.

“The Kaizen approach is more than a technique…it is an approach to economic development, and it’s been yielding tremendous results” - African Development Bank Vice-president Celestin Monga

27-aoû-2019 - Yokohama, Japan, 27 August 2019 – Kaizen, the business philosophy which means continuous improvement in Japanese, was at the heart of discussions at a seminar held on Tuesday, and co-organised by JICA and NEPAD on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7. The seminar, under the theme: “Africa’s Socio-economic Transformation through innovation,” discussed the role of Kaizen, in improving quality and productivity as well as human resource development on the continent.