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African Development Bank and Three Regional Development Banks Launch Joint Report on Livable Cities

19-oct-2019 - Rapid urbanization has provided most cities in the world with opportunities to provide more sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous centers for their citizens. But they must first address challenges such as inadequate infrastructure investments, pollution and congestion, and poor urban planning, according to a new report released today. 

Prepare for the agriculture of tomorrow, African Development Bank President challenges high school students at global symposium

17-oct-2019 - Young people from around the world gathered in Des Moines Iowa at the Global Youth Institute on Thursday to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize laureates. This year, 450 exceptional high school students from 10 countries attended the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation to facilitate discussion on pressing food security and agricultural issues.

2019 Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

11-oct-2019 - 'I am delighted and proud that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He deserves it for his boldness and resolve to break with the past and build bridges that foster lasting peace. His remarkable leadership will help to bring security and prosperity to the entire Horn of Africa. The African Development Bank congratulates Prime Minister Ahmed and will wholeheartedly support initiatives to help the region achieve its objectives.”

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.

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.

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.

Assemblée générale de l’ONU 2019 : les menaces climatiques dans le Sahel « appellent une réponse d’envergure mondiale », président Issoufou, Niger

25-sep-2019 - Le président du Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, a lancé un appel dimanche, en faveur d’une « réaction mondiale » aux problèmes de dégradation des terres qui constituent une menace pour la bande aride du Sahel. S’adressant aux participants à une réunion de la Commission du climat pour la région du Sahel qui se tenait aux Nations Unies, M. Issoufou a déclaré que les 250 millions de personnes vivant dans la région sont confrontés à la sécheresse, la désertification et autres conséquences du changement climatique.

Assemblée générale des Nations unies : la Banque africaine de développement va soutenir l’action climatique à hauteur de 12,5 milliards de dollars entre 2020 et 2025

25-sep-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement va doubler le montant de ses engagements financiers en faveur de l’action climatique, portant sa contribution à 25 milliards de dollars américains entre 2020 et 2025. Dans le cadre de discussions tenues au siège des Nations unies à New-York, le président de la Banque, Akinwumi Adesina, a pris cet engagement au nom de l’institution, ajoutant que la moitié contribuerait à l’adaptation des pays africains aux conséquences des changements climatiques.

UNGA 2019 : Les femmes sont « les tigresses de l’Afrique » déclare la Première Dame du Congo, alors que la Banque africaine de développement tente de constituer un fonds de 3 milliards de dollars

25-sep-2019 - Les femmes de l’Afrique sont sur le point de réaliser l’égalité entre les sexes. « Nous sommes convaincues que le temps des femmes africaines est arrivé maintenant », a déclaré Mme Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, la Première Dame de la République du Congo. Elle intervenait mardi lors d’une réunion de l’Organisation des Premières Dames d’Afrique pour le développement (OPDAD), en marge de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

Assemblée générale des Nations unies : fervent plaidoyer en faveur de la coopération Sud-Sud pour la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique

25-sep-2019 - Des ministres et hauts responsables réunis à New-York dans le cadre de l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies, ont plaidé en faveur de la coopération Sud-Sud pour la sécurité alimentaire lors d’une session co-organisée par la Banque africaine de développement.

Can Africa Afford to ‘Strand’ its Fossil Fuels?

23-sep-2019 - In recent years, “stranded assets” have attracted a lot of interest, as climate-driven changes to our physical environment amplify the calls for a seamless transition to low-carbon pathways. More than 185 countries have agreed to leave two-thirds of proven fossil fuels in the ground, in order to meet the Paris Agreement climate target of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

Soudan du Sud : la Banque africaine de développement apporte 17 millions de dollars pour améliorer l’accès à l’éducation pour 30 mille enfants

20-sep-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, jeudi 5 septembre à Abidjan, un appui financier de 17,7 millions de dollars américains pour financer le premier projet du secteur social, depuis l’engagement de la Banque au Soudan du Sud en 2012. L’aide doit permettre d’améliorer l’accès à un enseignement de base pour les enfants des États et régions du Haut-Nil, de Unity, du Jonglei et de l'Equatoria oriental.

Angola: Country office anniversary cocktail toasts Bank’s 55 years of Making a Difference

18-sep-2019 - The Angola country office of the African Development Bank on 10 September 2019 marked the Group’s 55th anniversary with a cocktail reception in Luanda, during which dignitaries toasted the Bank’s fruitful partnership and transformative work in Angola and Africa. The dignitaries included senior government officials, diplomats, development partners and representatives of financial institutions and project coordinators.

Soutien fort des chefs d’Etat des pays du G5 Sahel à l’initiative Desert to power de la Banque africaine de développement

16-sep-2019 - Les chefs d'Etat du G5 Sahel, lors du sommet qui s'est tenu vendredi à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso, ont apporté un soutien fort à l'initiative Desert to Power (DtP), une initiative de la Banque africaine de développement.

The future of development banks discussed as senior officials meet at 20th annual meeting

13-sep-2019 - Senior officials from the world’s leading financial institutions have wrapped up their 20th annual meeting in Abidjan at the headquarters of the African Development Bank. The corporate secretaries of international financial institutions (IFIs) met from 11 to 13 September 2019. The gathering coincides with a renewed push for Africa’s development agenda. The host institution, the African Development Bank, is in the process of lobbying for a general capital increase from shareholders to accelerate growth in the continent.

« Desert to power », un puissant levier pour réaliser les « High 5 » !

12-sep-2019 - Principaux outils de transformation économique en Afrique, les cinq grandes priorités stratégiques, « High 5 », lancées en 2016 par la Banque africaine de développement, ont déjà produit des résultats significatifs cette année. L’initiative « Desert to power », présentée officiellement ce vendredi 13 septembre à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso, marquera une étape majeure.

5 takeaways from the 2018 Africa Investment Forum: A bold vision to tilt capital flows towards Africa’s critical sectors

11-sep-2019 - “We want investments in Africa to land on a smooth investment runway. No bumps,”   – Akinwumi  A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, at the 2018 Africa Investment Forum. When Adesina laid out his vision to “tilt the flow” of capital towards Africa’s critical sectors through the Africa Investment Forum, the notion of convening a purely transaction-based forum, seemed more of an aspiration than a reality.

Zambia: African Development Bank, UN Nutrition Network will lead nutrition commitments

09-sep-2019 - The African Development Bank country office in Zambia and the UN Nutrition Network have agreed to lead multi-agency commitments aimed at effective implementation of the country’s national food and nutrition agenda. The two agencies reached the agreement on 5 September 2019 when Bank country manager for Zambia, Mary Monyau, hosted the global coordinator and director of the UN Nutrition Network, Purnima Kashyap. Both recognized the role of good nutrition as the basis for sustainable human development.

Pretoria, South Africa: Bank raises awareness of rules on integrity and anti-corruption in two-day session

09-sep-2019 - The African Development Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-corruption (PIAC) held a two-day session on 12-13 August 2019 with staff, consultants and contractors to raise awareness on the Bank’s rules and regulations regarding integrity and anti-corruption. The first day brought together staff and consultants based in the Southern Africa regional office in Pretoria and country offices, while the second day was designed for consultants and contractors working with the Bank.

The African Development Bank organises a successful open day with Liberian civil society

06-sep-2019 - On 30 August 2019, the African Development Bank country office in Monrovia, Liberia held a civil society open day, which provided information on the progress of the Bank’s work, updates on current portfolio achievements and a presentation of the upcoming pipeline with regard to the next Liberia country strategy paper 2019 – 2023. The event brought together 56 Liberian civil society leaders, senior government officials from the ministries of finance and development planning, public works and agriculture.