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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 management09-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...
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).
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 award09-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.
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 department07-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.
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.
Madagascar : la Banque africaine de développement lance le Programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Afrique.04-oct-2019 - Qui ? Banque africaine de développement Quoi ? Lancement du programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Afrique : le cas de Madagascar Où ? Hôtel Colbert, Antananarivo, Madagascar Quand ? Jeudi 10 octobre 2019, de 9h30 à 12h00
Tunis : la Banque africaine de développement présente au secteur privé des opportunités d’affaires pour l’Afrique du Nord04-oct-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement a organisé, ces deux derniers jours à Tunis, un séminaire d’opportunités d’affaires dédié à l’Afrique du Nord. Après Johannesburg et Nairobi, cette présentation dans la capitale tunisienne avait pour objectif de renforcer le dialogue entre la Banque et le secteur privé, tout en identifiant de nouvelles opportunités d’investissement et de financement. Le séminaire a accueilli près de 200 participants issus de 23 pays, représentant des entreprises de l’industrie, du génie civil, des travaux publics et du...
UNGA 2019: African Development Bank announces new accountability index to measure institutional lending to women03-oct-2019 - A new tool to track the level of lending to women across the continent will be important for ensuring women get the critical financial help they need, African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina told attendees at a public event held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
03-oct-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved loans of around €209 million to fund the expansion of a highway that links major economic hubs in Kenya. The approval was granted on 26 September during a meeting at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The total project cost is €257.68 million, of which €178.02 million (69%) will be financed by the Bank Group, while 12% will come from the Africa Growing Together Fund, set up by the Bank and the People’s Bank of China in 2014. The remaining 19% will be financed by the...