Infrastructure & Regional Integration

30-jan-2015

Bank Group and JICA hold talks to push co-financing programmes forward

The African Development Bank Group, on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Abidjan, received Hiroshi Kato, Japan International Cooperation Agency Vice-President, on a courtesy visit to the institution. Vice-President Kato and his delegation – which included JICA’s Representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Yonezaki Eiro; and Kojima Umi, Programme Director for Côte d’Ivoire – held talks with AfDB Infrastructure Vice-President (OIVP) Solomon Asamoah. The meeting explored areas of cooperation and how best JICA and the Bank Group would push forward co-financing of infrastructure, transport, ICT projects through...
30-oct-2013

AEC 2013 - Interview with Moono Mupotola, Division Manager, Regional Integration and Trade at AfDB

There is a lot to tell about the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) role in Africa’s regional integration. Moono Mupotola, who, for the past four years, has pulled out all stops to deliver on the Bank’s vision in this area, says: “There is a wealth of ideas on how to integrate and boost intra-African trade and there is no need to re-invent the wheel.” You have led the Bank’s regional integration and trade division activities for the past few years. Can you take stock of the institution’s accomplishments in this area? My assessment of the Bank’s accomplishments in this area is that we...
29-oct-2013

AEC 2013 - Interview with Janvier Litse, Director, NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade, AfDB

Janvier Litse is a veteran of the African Development Bank, having climbed through the ranks and having served in various senior management operational positions, including Acting Vice-President. As the new Director of NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade, he kindly accepted to share perspectives on how best our institution, in synergy with stakeholders – policymakers, researchers, think tanks as well as civil society organizations – would contribute to meeting Africa’s regional integration goals. Read his interview. As the new Director, NEPAD and Regional Integration, what does the Bank...
26-Feb-2013

US-Africa Trade Up More Than 500% But Many African Countries Losing Out, Washington-based Expert Tells AfDB Staff

Africa’s trade with the United States grew by more than 500 per cent between 2001 and 2011, but many African countries missed out on that five-fold growth, a leading Washington expert told African Development Bank (AfDB) staff recently. Sherman E. Katz, a senior advisor at the Centre for the Study of Presidency and Congress in Washington DC, gave a talk entitled “US Trade Policy under the New Administration: What Does it Mean for Africa?” at a Bank Staff Seminar in Tunis, organized by the AfDB’s African Development Institute in collaboration with the Regional Integration (ONRI) and Human...
24-juil-2012

Interview by Moono Muputola, Manager, Regional Integration and Trade, AfDB: “Well-Regulated Commodity Exchanges are of Critical Importance for Africa’s Development”

  “African countries can benefit immensely from well-regulated derivatives commodity exchanges – which in turn could provide a useful tool for Africa’s development,” said Moono Mupotola, manager in charge of Regional integration and trade at the African Development Bank (AfDB), ahead of the Bank-sponsored Pan-African Workshop for Regulators of Derivatives and Commodity Exchanges to be held in Gaborone, Botswana, from 25-27 July 2012. Question: Why is it important today to launch a debate in Africa on regulatory frameworks for derivatives and commodity exchanges? Answer:...
03-avr-2012

Les partenaires au développement en Afrique de l’Est discutent de l’impact de la décentralisation sur l’amélioration des projets de transport

Les partenaires au développement en Afrique de l’Est sont convenus de renforcer la coordination de l’aide afin d’améliorer l’efficacité des projets de transport dans la région. Réunis à Nairobi, au Kenya, pour un atelier sur la décentralisation et l’efficacité des projets de transports en Afrique de l’Est organisé par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) les 21 et 22 mars 2012, partenaires au développement et agences d’exécution ont examiné les moyens de profiter de la décentralisation de la BAD pour améliorer la performance du portefeuille de l’institution dans le domaine des...
25-nov-2011

ACBF-AfDB: Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding on the African Governance Outlook

On 11 November 2011, the African Development Bank made further progress in its collaboration the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) on financial governance This took the form of signing an amendment on the Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties, originally signed in December 2010. That event began the work of implementing the African Governance Outlook (AGO) in ten pilot countries. The AGO is a new flagship report on financial governance that focuses on core areas of the AfDB’s mandate on governance.  Coordination is the responsibility of the Governance,...
01-juil-2009

Bob Geldof en visite à la Banque

Bob Geldof, chanteur, auteur-compositeur et acteur irlandais, a rendu ce mardi 30 juin 2009 , une visite de courtoisie à la BAD. Au cours d’une séance de travail avec le président Donald Kaberuka, Bob Geldof a parlé du « rôle primordial joué par la BAD dans le cadre de la crise globale ». En plus de sa rencontre avec le président, M. Geldof a également tenu une réunion de travail avec les experts du secteur privé de la Banque, en présence du vice-président Bobby Pittman. L’hôte de la BAD a beaucoup œuvré pour l’Afrique. Bob Geldof est lauréat 2005 du Prix Nord-Sud du Conseil de l’Europe...
20-Feb-2009

African Media to Chart Course for NEPAD News Coverage

Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 February 2009 – Some 50 senior media executives from across Africa began meeting on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss ways of increasing understanding of and support for NEPAD as a development framework through targeted journalistic coverage. The two-day dialogue will achieve this by creating opportunities for direct contact between senior journalists and media practitioners, senior officials and decision-makers from the African Union Commission and the NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) Secretariat. The conference is...
06-nov-2008

MDBs Discuss Climate Investment Fund Activities-Interview with Mr. Yogesh Vyas, Lead Environmentalist, OIVP

Lead Environmentalist, Yogesh Vyas, represented the Bank at the organizational meetings of the Clean Technology Trust Fund (CTF) Committee sessions which took place from 13- 17 October 2008 in Washington D.C, USA. "The CIF (Climate Investment Fund) is poised to generate groundbreaking lessons and new knowledge at an unprecedented scale…," he says. In an interview, Mr. Vyas spoke at length on the outcomes of the meetings and how the Bank could help its Regional Member Countries benefit from the US$ 6.1 billion prospective trust fund. His views: Question: What are the CIFs...

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