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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...

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.

Indice d’ouverture sur les visas : « Progrès sans précédents », révèle le Rapport 2019

11-nov-2019 - Pour la première fois, les Africains peuvent voyager en moyenne, vers plus de 27 pays sans visa ou avec un visa à leur arrivée. L'Éthiopie réalise un bond record de 32 places dans l'indice et entre dans le top 20 des pays les plus ouverts aux visas en Afrique.  

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

Le président de la Banque africaine de développement, Akinwumi Adesina, a assuré qu’aucun pays du continent ne serait « à la traîne » en matière d’investissement, lors de sa prise de parole à la conférence de presse inaugurale de l’Africa Investment Forum

11-nov-2019 - Le président de la Banque africaine de développement, Akinwumi Adesina, a assuré qu’aucun pays du continent ne serait « à la traîne » en matière d’investissement, lors de sa prise de parole à la conférence de presse inaugurale de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF), qui se tient du 11 au 13 novembre à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud.

2019 Africa Investment Forum: There’s never been a better time to invest in Africa than now, infrastructure, agriculture investment opportunities abound

11-nov-2019 - It was a presidential start on Monday to the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dignitaries and delegates from the continent and around the world gathered to listen to Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Agostinho do Rosario of Mozambique. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Increased private sector engagement is critical to move the needle on Africa’s infrastructure financing: Pierre Guislain, Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation, African Development Bank

10-nov-2019 - The numbers tell the story. Africa’s infrastructure needs currently amount to a whopping $130 to $170 billion per year with a financing gap of $68 million to $108 billion. While this may sound insurmountable, it also presents an opportunity to foster innovative financial solutions and partnerships that have the potential to unlock funding.

“News with a human face” in focus at African Development Bank and Thomson Reuters Foundation workshop for African journalists

10-nov-2019 - “The training opened my eyes to see Africa as it is, and not as it is portrayed in the media,” said Thando Magudulela, a journalist with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, at the opening of the second edition of a reporting workshop hosted by the African Development Bank in South Africa. Following the successful first edition in Abidjan last June, the African Development Bank and the Thomson Reuters Foundation organised the next phase of its collaboration from 6-8 November 2019,  in Pretoria.

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : la Banque africaine de développement, le gouvernement sud-africain et les partenaires attendent un marché des affaires plus relevé

10-nov-2019 - Le Africa Investment Forum (AIF) permettra d’établir de nombreux contrats sans longues discussions, ont affirmé les représentants du gouvernement sud-africain, de la Banque africaine de développement et des partenaires clés lors d’une conférence de presse juste avant l’ouverture de l’édition 2019 de la rencontre.

Free-to-air Broadcast live television feeds from the 2019 Africa Investment Forum, South Africa 11-13 Nov, 2019

09-nov-2019 - Who: The African Development Bank in collaboration with Gauteng Province and the South African Government What: Africa Investment Forum Where: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa When: 11-13 November, 2019

Why the Africa Investment Forum matters for the continent’s energy transformation: - Wale Shonibare, Acting Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate Change & Green Growth, African Development Bank

09-nov-2019 - The African Development Bank’s New Deal on Energy for Africa underlines the urgency to power the continent in order to end energy poverty, catalyze industrialization, and stimulate socio-economic growth. The strategy is grounded in the recognition that access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy is central to Africa’s development, and lifting populations out of poverty. 

Cameroun : la Banque africaine de développement prête 18 millions de dollars pour renforcer la gestion des finances publiques

08-nov-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a donné son accord, mercredi 6 novembre, pour un prêt de 18,1 millions de dollars américains du Fonds africain de développement en faveur des finances publiques du Cameroun. Cet appui financier, pour la mise en œuvre du Projet d’appui au renforcement de la gestion des finances publiques (PARGEFIP), doit contribuer à améliorer la performance, l’intégrité et la transparence dans la gestion des finances publiques.

Media briefing ahead of 2019 Africa Investment Forum

07-nov-2019 - What:             2019 Africa Investment Forum: pre-event press briefing Who:              African Development Bank and Partners When:            8 November 2019, 3:30pm Where:           South Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, 339 Witch-Hazel Ave, Eco-Park Estate, Centurion, 0144   The objective of the press conference is to brief journalists ahead of the 2nd edition of the Africa Investment Forum. Background:

Why global and pan African investors need to set their sights on the 2019 Africa Investment Forum

05-nov-2019 - The year 2019 will be one of the defining moments in Africa’s investment landscape. Bigger, bolder and more ambitious projects await delegates and investors as we prepare to kick off the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum. A multi-billion-dollar petrochemical project in Egypt and the Kigali Innovation City Project in Rwanda, are only two of the projects which featured during the maiden edition of the Forum held in November last year.

« Avec de bonnes politiques, l’Afrique peut être la prochaine plaque tournante économique du monde », Tharman Shanmugaratnam ministre d’Etat de Singapour

05-nov-2019 - Avec les bonnes politiques et les bonnes relations, l’Afrique peut devenir un pôle économique mondial majeur, a déclaré mardi, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, le ministre d'État singapourien en charge de la coordination des politiques sociales, saluant le potentiel économique diversifié du continent. C’était lors de la série des éminents orateurs, au siège de la Banque africaine de développement à Abidjan.

L’agroalimentaire, nouvelle frontière à conquérir par l’Afrique en matière d’investissements

05-nov-2019 - Depuis dix ans maintenant, un tour dans les allées de n’importe quel supermarché africain révèle des marques locales de produits devenus familiers pour tout le monde. Du riz Dangote du Nigeria, à l’huile de poivre Akabanga du Rwanda jusqu’au café Tomoca d’Éthiopie, on assiste à une évolution progressive en train de s’effectuer, au niveau agricole dans les pays individuels. Mais cette évolution révèle une activité agroalimentaire plus importante et une plus grande valeur ajoutée.