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African Development Bank Rebuts World Bank President’s comments on Africa’s debt profile

13-Feb-2020 - In several news reports, World Bank President David Malpass was recently quoted as saying some Multilateral Development Banks, including the African Development Bank, have a tendency to lend too quickly and in the process, add to the continent’s debt problems. This statement is inaccurate and not fact based. It impugns the integrity of the African Development Bank, undermines our governance systems, and incorrectly insinuates that we operate under different standards from the World Bank. The very notion goes against the spirit of...

Sénégal : mission des administrateurs de la Banque africaine de développement à Dakar

13-Feb-2020 - Quoi? Mission de consultation des administrateurs de la Banque africaine de développement  Qui? La Banque africaine de développement Quand? Du lundi 17 au vendredi 21 février 2020 Où? À Dakar, capitale du Sénégal  

Initiative AFAWA : Visite de travail d’une délégation du gouvernement français à la Banque

12-Feb-2020 - Une délégation du gouvernement français, conduite par Philippe Lacoste, directeur du développement durable au sein du Ministère des affaires étrangères, effectuera, les 13 et 14 février prochains à Abidjan, une visite de travail au siège de la Banque africaine de développement.

Kenya: African Development Bank organizes Fashionomics Africa Masterclass in Nairobi

12-Feb-2020 - What:       Fashionomics Africa Masterclass When:      26 and 27 February 2020, 8.30am to 5pm Where:     2nd Floor, Block B, Baraza Media Lab, Keystone Park, 95 Riverside Drive, Nairobi   The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the African Development Bank is pleased to invite interested parties to a two-day Masterclass of its flagship Fashionomics Africa initiative.

African Development Bank approves $1 million grant for Uganda to stem Ebola transmission

12-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank has released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan, was approved in January. Funds have been disbursed through the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the implementing agency. 

Lancement du rapport de diagnostic-pays sur le financement à long terme (LTF) pour la Côte d'Ivoire

11-Feb-2020 - Qui ? La Banque africaine de développement, l’initiative britannique « Financial Sector Deepening Initiative in Africa » (Initiative pour le renforcement du secteur financier en Afrique, FSD Africa) et la Coopération allemande (GIZ). Quoi ? Lancement du Rapport de diagnostic-pays sur le financement à long terme (LTF) pour la Côte d’Ivoire. Où ?

African Development Bank to hold forum on fertilizer financing

11-Feb-2020 - What:   Africa Finance Forum on “Supporting the fertilizer value chain to improve agricultural productivity and economic growth in the region” When:  19 February 2020, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Where: Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa  

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets African leaders to advance conflict resolution and economic security

10-Feb-2020 - Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace across the continent as a necessary condition for prosperity.  

AU Summit: First continental report on implementation of Agenda 2063 unveiled

09-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union on Saturday acknowledged the significant progress made in implementing Agenda 2063 and urged African countries to go further to fast-track economic transformation. The call was made on Saturday at the launch of the first report on the implementation of Agenda 2063 ahead of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. The report provides an assessment of the progress and performance of Africa’s development between 2013 and 2019.

AU Summit: African leaders call for action to end malnutrition by 2025

09-Feb-2020 - African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) included the heads of state of Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, national ministers of health as well as African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, head of the African Development Bank.

La Banque africaine de développement réaffirme son plein soutien à la Commission du bassin du lac Tchad

07-Feb-2020 - La Banque africaine de développement a réaffirmé, mardi 4 février à Abidjan, son plein soutien à la Commission du bassin du lac Tchad (CBLT), qui regroupe le Cameroun, le Niger, le Nigeria et le Tchad, confrontés à la menace du groupe djihadiste Boko Haram.

‘A blueprint to address the continent’s human capacity gap.’ African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2020 lauded at 33rd AU Summit

07-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2020 was praised at the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa for being an effective blueprint for addressing the continent’s human capacity gap.

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to lead delegation to 33rd African Union Summit

07-Feb-2020 - The president of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina is expected in the Ethiopian capital for the African Union’s 33rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government. The summit runs from 8-10 February 2020 under the theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development. 

Mali : Lancement officiel du Programme de développement et d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le Bassin du fleuve Niger

06-Feb-2020 - La Banque africaine de développement, le Gouvernement du Mali et l’Autorité du bassin du fleuve Niger (ABN) ont lancé, mardi 04 février 2020, à Bamako, le Programme intégré de développement et d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le Bassin du fleuve Niger (PIDACC/BN).

African Development Fund approves close to $35 million to the Government of Liberia for renewable energy

04-Feb-2020 - The African Development Fund has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia.

African Development Bank to present African Economic Outlook 2020 at 33rd African Union Summit

04-Feb-2020 - What: Presentation of African Economic Outlook 2020 Who: African Development Bank and the African Union Commission When: 7 February 2020, 10:00am - 12pm Where: Medium Conference Hall, African Union, Addis Ababa  

Provide young people with new skills to meet the needs of a 21st century labor market, African Development Bank report urges

03-Feb-2020 - "Youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future – not the jobs of the past," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said on Thursday at the launch of the Bank's flagship African Economic Outlook.

“Nobody eats GDP” says African Development Bank President as he calls for inclusive growth

03-Feb-2020 - Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, said as he unveiled the Bank’s flagship economic report on Thursday.

“Teach them smart solutions,” says out-of-the-box thinker Monique Ntumngia, founder of Green Girls, at 2020 African Economic Outlook launch

31-jan-2020 - African governments must foster innovation and provide hands-on education solutions to young people if the continent is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets. “Reality on the ground and the statistics do not meet, they are on parallel lines. There’s more of cram work in our educational system than actually getting us to think out of the box,” said Monique Ntumngia, Cameroonian founder of “Green Girls, a social business that educates young women from rural communities in the use of renewable energy.