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Toilets in schools matter – how African Development Bank is making a difference

13-nov-2019 - At 14, Mercy Kamanga dropped out of school at Standard eight in St Paul’s Primary School in Mzimba, Malawi, due to a lack of suitable sanitation facilities. “The toilets at our school were very few, small, dilapidated and didn’t have doors; only a piece of cloth covered the entrance. Our male colleagues often rushed to nearby bushes to help themselves. It was not easy for us the girls,” recalled Mercy.

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Unveiling the Boardroom: $67.6 billion dollars of deals tabled, $40.1 billion investor interest secured

13-nov-2019 - It was deals that brought participants to the 2019 Africa Investment Forum and they were not disappointed. The second Forum ended on a high note Wednesday, with 56 boardroom deals valued at $67.6 billion tabled - a 44% increase from last year. Fifty-two deals worth $40.1 billion secured investor interest compared with $37.8 billion dollars last year. During the 2018 edition of the Forum, 61 transactions valued at $46.9 billion were tabled for discussions in boardroom sessions and 49 deals worth $38.7 billion, secured investment interest.

Le Réseau africain de la commande publique (RACoP) tient sa première Assemblée générale à Dakar

13-nov-2019 - Qui  ?        Réseau Africain de la Commande Publique (RACoP) Quoi  ?      Première Assemblée générale Où  ?         Dakar, Sénégal Quand  ?  du 14 au 18 novembre 2019  

Le financement des infrastructures en Afrique a atteint un niveau record en 2018, dépassant les 100 milliards de dollars (ICA)

12-nov-2019 - Le Consortium des Infrastructures pour l’Afrique (ICA par acronyme anglais) a annoncé ce mardi, une hausse de 24 % des financements engagés pour le développement des infrastructures en Afrique au cours de l’année 2018, dépassant pour la première fois les 100 milliards de dollars. Toutefois, ICA note que beaucoup d’efforts restent à fournir pour couvrir le besoin de financement des infrastructures du continent.

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : signature historique d’un accord de construction ferroviaire au Ghana, avec l’appui de la Banque africaine de développement

12-nov-2019 - A l’ouverture de la 2ème édition de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF), qui se tient à Johannesburg jusqu’au mercredi 13 novembre, un accord de concession historique pour la construction de voies ferroviaires à Accra, capitale du Ghana, a été signé aujourd’hui, avec l’appui de la Banque africaine de développement.

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank U.S. International Development Finance Corporation team up to mobilise private capital for Africa’s development

12-nov-2019 - The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the African Development Bank Group, today signed an agreement to mobilize private capital in support of development in Africa. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Adam Boehler, DFC Chief Executive Officer said the multitude of urgent development challenges—from infrastructure development to financial inclusion and food security required collaboration with like-minded partners.

2019 Africa Investment Forum: Achieving an African economy four times bigger with only a 50% increase in energy demand

12-nov-2019 - Africa has the potential to expand the continental economy fourfold, with energy demands expanding by only 50 percent, according to a new report. The International Energy Agency (IEA) unveiled its report on the first day of the second African Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Billion dollar boost for African female entrepreneurs

12-nov-2019 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a $1.1 billion lending programme to help women entrepreneurs on the continent. EIB Vice President, Ambroise Fayolle, also revealed that the bank has signed three further agreements to boost sustainable development on the continent. But the major deal is what the EIB has dubbed SheInvest. The EIB expects the gender-lending initiative to allow women to play a more active role in economies.

The Africa Investment Forum: an accelerator for Africa’s agricultural transformation

12-nov-2019 - This week, business leaders, project developers, development finance professionals, institutional investors representing pension and sovereign wealth funds, as well as policymakers meet in Johannesburg for the second Africa Investment Forum convened by the African Development Bank.

Cameroun : la Banque africaine de développement et le Programme alimentaire mondial explorent des axes de collaboration

12-nov-2019 - Le responsable pays, Solomane Kone et l’équipe des experts du Bureau de la Banque au Cameroun (COCM), ont eu une consultation avec une délégation du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), conduite par Janvier Litse, conseiller supérieur Afrique sur le développement financier, le 17 octobre 2019. La consultation (Deep Dive) avait pour objectif d’explorer les domaines possibles de coopération entre les deux institutions au niveau du Cameroun. 

Speaking up: Diplomats, policy makers and the African Development Bank share lessons on creating harassment-free workplaces

12-nov-2019 - A conversation “shift” is occurring in workplaces resulting in more people, especially women, speaking up and reporting sexual harassment, attendees of a special panel session on the topic organized by the African Development Bank, heard. The panel discussion entitled: Ensuring the Right of Everyone to a Harassment free Work Place: Lessons from the Front Lines, was held November 6 2019, as part of the Bank’s SVP’s Knowledge Series at the Babacar Ndiaye auditorium of the Bank’s headquarters. The event was also followed live by staff in regional...

Africa Investment Forum: Family businesses - an underestimated economic driving force

12-nov-2019 - Family businesses are rarely viewed as a sector which could influence economic growth, but the Africa Investment Forum is recognising them as important players on the continent. For the first time at a conference of this nature, families running business empires have been given a platform to share their views on how Africa’s unexplored wealth can benefit all who live here.

AIF 2019 : « forger un récit proprement africain sur l’Afrique pour changer le regard des investisseurs sur le continent », selon un panel d’économistes

12-nov-2019 - En marge de la 2ème édition de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF) qui se tient du 11 au 13 novembre à Johannesburg, des économistes ont invité les Africains à se réapproprier le récit de leur propre histoire s’ils veulent améliorer le regard des investisseurs sur leur continent.

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : réinventer les manières d’agir et de réfléchir pour des projets plus efficients

12-nov-2019 - « Une plus grande mobilisation des bailleurs de fonds est nécessaire pour accompagner le processus de préparation des projets, si stratégique pour l’investissement sur le continent ». C’est en ces termes que Patricia de Lille, ministre sud-africaine des Travaux publics et des infrastructures, est intervenue sur le panel « Building early stage pipeline », organisé lors de l’Africa Investment Forum 2019 à Johannesburg, capitale économique de l’Afrique du Sud.

La Banque africaine de développement, le Crédit Suisse, la Banque industrielle et commerciale de Chine et l’Office du cacao du Ghana signent un accord de prêt de 600 millions de dollars américains pour relancer la production de cacao

12-nov-2019 - « Cet accord marque un tournant dans le développement de la chaîne de valeur du cacao », Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, président du Ghana « Le Ghana est viable, le cacao est une activité viable et, bien sûr, l’Afrique est viable », Akinwumi A. Adesina, président de la Banque africaine de développement

Pour son édition 2019, la Conférence sur la politique foncière en Afrique est prête à vous accueillir

11-nov-2019 - Quoi ? Conférence sur la politique foncière en Afrique 2019 Qui ? la Banque africaine de développement, la Commission de l'Union africaine (CUA) et la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) Quand ? du 25 au 29 novembre 2019 Où ? Hôtel Sofitel, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

2019 African Investment Forum builds on 2018 successes, attracts growing international interest

11-nov-2019 - The Africa Investment Forum is making phenomenal progress in attracting interest from all over the world since launching at the Sandton Convention Centre last year. The value of boardroom transactions which will be negotiated this year will be considerably higher compared to $43bn in 2018. A hundred and nine countries are represented at this year’s conference, 61 of which are not African, indicating growing international interest in the annual gathering.

African Development Bank’s African Financial Markets Initiative to hold workshop on domestic bonds and capital markets development

11-nov-2019 - Who:    The African Development Bank’s African Financial Markets Initiative What:   Workshop on local currency bonds and capital markets development Where: Intercontinental Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia When:  19th to 21st November 2019   The African Development Bank’s African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) will be hosting its 8th annual workshop on local currency bonds and capital markets development from 19th to 21st November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2019 Africa Investment Forum kicks off delivering on the promise to redefine and unpack the continent’s investment opportunities

11-nov-2019 - The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for investors to support Small and Medium Size Enterprises, are among the transactions that found financial close over the past year.

African Development Bank to launch 2019 Electricity Regulatory Index and first Tariff Report at Africa Investment Forum

11-nov-2019 - What: Launch of 2019 Electricity Regulatory Index and first Tariff Report When: Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:00 am – 10:30 am Where: Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa  (Session Room 1) Who: Wale Shonibare, Acting Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth Complex, African Development Bank ; Richard Nelson, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa ; Professor Perez-Arriaga Jose Ignacio, Florence School of Regulation.