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African Development Bank, Government Pension Investment Fund, partner for green, social and sustainability bond markets

11-oct-2019 - The African Development Bank and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) have signed a partnership to promote environmental, social and governance investments in the global capital markets. The collaboration between the Bank and GPIF will focus on channeling investments towards inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The agreement was signed 30th September 2019.

First WATT Renewables lauréat du Forum sur les énergies renouvelables 2019 co-organisé par la Banque africaine de développement

10-oct-2019 - L’entreprise First WATT Renewables a remporté, jeudi 26 septembre à Abidjan, la 4ème édition du concours du Forum sur le financement des énergies propres en Afrique de l’Ouest (WAFCCEF selon l’acronyme anglais), dont la Banque africaine de développement est l’un des co-organisateurs. L’entreprise basée au Canada, est un producteur privé de technologies d’énergie propre et fournisseur de solutions énergétiques durables utilisant un mélange innovant de systèmes photovoltaïques.

Forum mondial de l’eau 2021 : réunion entre la Banque africaine de développement et le Sénégal sur les préparatifs

10-oct-2019 - Une délégation du gouvernement du Sénégal, conduite par le ministre de l’Eau et de l’assainissement, Serigne Mbaye Thiam, a fait le point avec les représentants de la Banque africaine de développement sur les préparatifs en cours, en vue d’accueillir en mars 2021 le Forum mondial de l’eau, à Dakar au Sénégal.

Financial institutions’ chief information officers meet at knowledge sharing convention

09-oct-2019 - The African Development Bank organized a knowledge sharing event of chief information officers (CIOs) from international financial institutions (IFIs) in Cape Town, 23-26 September.

Africa Investment Forum: CEOs changing the investment narrative in Africa

09-oct-2019 - “The Africa Investment Forum, with its high-level, well-focused audience, ranks among the best.  Its strength is that it is very transaction-oriented. The Forum not only brings together investors and stakeholders to initiate deals, but can help close transactions that would otherwise take months or years,” says Ebobissé.

Malawi: The African Development Bank approves $13.2 million for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and watershed management

09-oct-2019 - The African Development Bank Group has approved a $13.2 million financing package from the African Development Fund for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi. The Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture Development, and Watershed Management project will provide infrastructure for increased fisheries productivity and market access. Board approval for the project was granted on 2 October 2019. The project is expected to contribute to nutritious diets, boost employment along the fish value chain, and build climate resilience along...

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

09-oct-2019 - 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).

Inaugural forum paves the way for sustainable fertilizer financing in the West Africa region

09-oct-2019 - Key stakeholders in West Africa’s fertilizer sector are calling for more action to support the industry, which is central to the continent’s agricultural revolution. The call came out of the first West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum, organized by the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism and partners, and held at the African Development Bank in Abidjan on 30 September and 1 October.

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina receives Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award

09-oct-2019 - Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, describing him and the Bank’s work as “ legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.” The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony held in Lagos on October 6th.

All set for second Africa Investment Forum

08-oct-2019 - What:            2019 Africa Investment Forum Who:             African Development Bank, Partners When:            11-13 November 2019 Where:           Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, a game-changer to tilt capital flow into the continent, will take place from 11-13 November 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Climate Action Summit: Three questions to Dr Anthony Nyong, director climate change and green growth department

07-oct-2019 - Leaders from all over the world met in New York recently to discuss efforts to tackle climate change. The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, attended the Climate Action Summit and pledged to double funding commitments to $25 billion from 2020 to 2025 to help African countries address the challenges of climate change. Most of this funding will go towards adaptation. Dr Anthony Nyong, Director of the Bank’s Climate Change and Green Growth Department, answers three questions on the topic, as the summit wraps up.

African Development Bank and partners launch pilot Cities Diagnostics tool in five cities

07-oct-2019 - “The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa, held on the 25th and 26th September 2019 in Abidjan. Five cities were chosen for the pilot phase of the Cities Diagnostics for 2019 -2020: Antananarivo (Madagascar), Bizerte (Tunisia), Conakry (Republic of Guinea), Dodoma (Tanzania) and Libreville (Gabon) and were represented by their respective authorities.