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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.

Zimbabwe: African Development Bank supports post cyclone recovery efforts with $24.7 million

27-aoû-2019 - The African Development Bank Group on 21 August 2019 signed a deal to support Zimbabwe’s post-cyclone Idai recovery plans with $24.7 million as part of its lead role to help restore livelihood and infrastructure in areas most hit by the disaster this year. Cyclone Idai hit the southern African nation in March, causing loss of lives, devastation, displacement and extensive damage to infrastructure in some eight districts. The Bank Group initially responded to the calamity with $250,000 to support the humanitarian aid response.

African Development Bank President Adesina leads delegation to 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD

26-aoû-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 26 August 2019 – A high-level African Development Bank delegation, led by President Akinwumi Adesina, is set to join global leaders at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7 from August 28 to 30. TICAD7, hosted by Japan and co-organised by the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSSA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims at “promoting high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners.”

Le président Adesina attendu au Sommet du G7 à Biarritz : entreprenariat féminin, climat et fragilité au cœur des débats

23-aoû-2019 - Biarritz (France), le 23 août 2019 – Le président de la Banque africaine de développement, Akinwumi Adesina, conduira une délégation au Sommet du G7 organisé du 24 au 26 août à Biarritz, station balnéaire du sud-ouest de la France.

Gabon : la Banque africaine de développement améliore le quotidien des riverains de la Nationale 1, principal axe routier du pays.

23-aoû-2019 - Hermann Nzondo est chauffeur de taxi. Lorsqu’il évoque l’ancienne route Nationale 1, des souvenirs contrariés affleurent à sa mémoire : « à l’époque, faire le trajet entre Lambaréné et Mouila (119 km) n’était pas aisé. Il fallait avoir un véhicule tout terrain. Mais depuis que la route a été bitumée, un taxi fait l’aller-retour en deux heures au lieu de cinq ».

African Development Bank, Portugal and Guinea-Bissau sign compact to accelerate diversification, private sector development

23-aoû-2019 - The African Development Bank and the governments of Portugal and Guinea-Bissau 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.

« Les 13 milliards de dollars investis par la Banque africaine de développement en Afrique australe donnent de solides résultats. » Akinwumi Adesina, au Sommet de la SADC

19-aoû-2019 - Le président de la Banque africaine de développement, Akinwumi Adesina, a déclaré, à l’ouverture du 39ème Sommet ordinaire de la Communauté de développement d’Afrique australe (SADC), que les 13 milliards de dollars américains investis par la Banque en Afrique australe depuis 2012 produisaient de solides résultats.

Changement climatique : vers un forum annuel pour encourager les investissements climatiques en Afrique

19-aoû-2019 - L’atelier international sur la préparation des projets d’investissement pour la Réduction des émissions dues à la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts (REDD+) en Afrique, s’est tenu du 13 au 15 août 2019 à Abidjan. Des experts en gestion durable des forêts venant de 18 pays africains se sont engagés à organiser annuellement un forum sur les investissements REDD+, en vue de mobiliser des fonds destinés à la lutte contre le changement climatique sur le continent.

São Tomé and Príncipe fifth country to sign Lusophone country-specific compact to accelerate inclusive private sector led growth

16-aoû-2019 - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, 16 August 2019 – São Tomé and Principe signed, on Thursday, a country-specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact aimed at accelerating inclusive, sustainable, and diversified private sector growth.