Japan

08-aoû-2019

TICAD7: Building a Better World through Business - Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance in Africa and the Role of Private Sector

WHO:             ICRC, Waseda University, Japan     WHAT:            Seminar WHERE:         Waseda University Nihonbashi Campus. WHEN:           27 August, 2019 TIME: 18h30-20h00   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 8 August 2019 – At the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Waseda...
08-aoû-2019

International Workshop for the design of REDD+ Investment Projects in Africa

WHAT: International workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects WHO: The African Development Bank, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d’Ivoire, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) WHEN:  Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - Friday, 16 August 2019 WHERE: African Development Bank, CCIA building, Abidjan   The Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Program (ACSA) of the African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable...
11-juil-2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank delegation presents opportunities at Japan roadshow

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 11 July, 2019 -  Japanese companies and investors were presented with a range of investment opportunities in Africa as the African Investment Forum continued a roadshow to showcase the  Forum as an innovative investment marketplace for attracting capital for projects on the continent. African Development Bank officials met with business community leaders and government officials in Tokyo, Japan, from 3-5 July to familiarize them about the upcoming edition of the Forum, scheduled for 11-13 November 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Tokyo events...
24-juin-2019

African Development Bank calls for boost to private sector investments as well as fiscal and debt sustainability at T20 Summit in Tokyo

Sound policies to improve investor interest and address fiscal sustainability concerns in Africa were key points made by Director General of the Bank’s Southern African Bureau, Kapil Kapoor during the Think20 (T20) conference held in Tokyo Japan on 26-27 May.  The T20 Summit convened top policy experts to detail innovative T20 Japan policy solutions for consideration during the G20 Leaders’ summit in Osaka on 28-29 June. As Lead Co-Chair of the Cooperation with Africa Task Force, Kapoor presented policy briefs covering fiscal and debt sustainability and the G2O Compact with Africa...
12-juin-2019

African Development Bank, African Union-NEPAD, partners launch African Agri-Business Engine for private sector agricultural finance with FAPA grant

The African Development Bank and the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), a multi-donor trust fund financed by the Governments of Japan and Austria, today launched the African Agri-Business Engine (AABE) in Malabo.  FAPA provides grants for technical assistance activities in Africa, and is one of the components of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) initiative hosted at the African Development Bank. The African Agri-Business Engine will identify investment and finance opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness, and focus its activities in Mozambique, Zambia...
29-avr-2019

Conférence pré-TICAD 7 au Japon : Financement de la mise en œuvre de projets et opportunités d'investissement dans les infrastructures et l'énergie en Afrique

Organisée par la Banque africaine de développement et l'Agence japonaise de coopération internationale (JICA), la conférence pré-TICAD 7 se tient le jeudi 14 février 2019 à Tokyo, sur le thème « Financement de la mise en œuvre de projets et opportunités d'investissement pour les infrastructures et l'énergie en Afrique ». La croissance économique en Afrique poursuit son embellie, avec un taux de croissance du PIB estimé à 3,5 % en 2018 et qui devrait atteindre 4 % en 2019. Toutefois, le continent affiche des besoins en infrastructures qui oscilleraient entre 130 et 170 milliards de...
11-mar-2019

The African Development Bank and Sophia University in Japan sign MOU to build capacity

The African Development Bank and Sophia University in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity development within the two institutions for their mutual benefit and the entire African continent. The agreement was signed Friday at the Bank’s Abidjan headquarters. “It is our sincere wish that this day will be an opening of bright future possibilities for all of us. We strongly hope our coming together today is not for a mere signing of an agreement, but a step towards shaping the future world,” said Professor Terumichi Yoshiaki President...
22-jan-2019

Contract Awards - Japan - Partnership Specialist for TICAD and related activities

03-jan-2019

EOI – Japan - Conducting Market Survey of Tokyo Real Estate Market and Identifying Potential Office Premises for SNAR

The African Development Bank hereby invites Real Estate Agent or Consultant to indicate their interest in the following Assignment: Conducting Market Survey of Tokyo Real Estate Market and Identifying Potential Office Premises for SNAR
04-oct-2018

Capital humain et développement industriel de l’Afrique, au cœur de discussions entre d’éminents experts et chercheurs au Japon

En prélude à la Conférence internationale de Tokyo sur le développement de l'Afrique (TICAD7), le Bureau de Représentation de la Banque africaine de développement en Asie, a organisé le 26 septembre 2018 à l'Université des Nations Unies à Tokyo, Japon, un événement de partage de connaissance, sous le thème : « Capital humain et développement industriel en Afrique. » La rencontre a mobilisé plus de 60 participants comprenant d’éminents chercheurs et universitaires, ainsi que des responsables d’organisations internationales et des représentants du corps diplomatique, qui se...
18-sep-2018

Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank at the lunch meeting with the African Diplomatic Community in Tokyo, Japan - September 6, 2018

Your Excellencies, I thank you for your gracious acceptance of our invitation to this lunch meeting. It’s great to see you all, once again, and I’m delighted that we continue to maintain the fine tradition of meeting on each occasion that I have the opportunity to visit Japan.   Since my last visit six months ago, a lot is happening in Africa and in our relations with Japan, your host country and one of our major shareholders at the Bank.   As you will recall, during my last visit in March 2018, I introduced the Bank’s flagship report, the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2018,...
25-mai-2018

Sharing the Development Experiences of Africa and Asia for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

The Asia External Representation of the African Development Bank(link is external) organized an Africa Day Joint Side Event with the  Asian Development Bank Institute, “Sharing the Development Experiences of Africa and Asia for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth”, during the Bank’s 53rd Annual Meetings and the African Development Fund’s 44th Meetings in Busan, Korea. After Tadashi Yokoyama, Head of the Bank’s Asia External Representation opened the seminar, Byong Yol Woo, Director General for International Economic Affairs at the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and Takashi...
25-mai-2018

La Hallyu, la vague coréenne de la pop culture qui pourrait donner des idées à l’Afrique

« La culture à la rencontre de l’industrie – cas de la Corée, Hallyu », c’était l’affiche d’une session des Assemblées annuelles 2018 de la Banque africaine de développement, organisée par le pays hôte, la Corée, le jeudi 24 mai, au centre de conférence Bexco de Busan. La hallyu, c’est la culture sud-coréenne du divertissement (musique, séries télé, cinéma, jeux…) qui se propage depuis le début des années 1990, hors des frontières du pays à une vitesse folle. Un modèle de réussite en matière culturelle dont l’Afrique pourrait s’inspirer ? « Grâce à ce...
19-mar-2018

African Development Bank, partners fund construction of 208-kilometre regional road project in Rwanda

The African Development Bank, the European Union (EU) Delegation in Rwanda, Embassy of Japan in Rwanda and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) joined the Government of Rwanda to launch the rehabilitation and widening of the Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road works in the Eastern province of Rwanda. The Bank’s US $93.1 million contribution represents 51% of the total cost for the project, which will directly serve 1.1 million and facilitate travel and trade between Rwanda, Uganda and the Eastern African region. Speaking at launch of the road construction work, Martha Phiri, Country...
05-déc-2016

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement nomme Mme Atsuko TODA au poste de Directrice – Financement agricole et développement rural

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a le plaisir d’annoncer la nomination de Mme Atsuko TODA au poste de Directrice – Financement agricole et développement rural, à compter du 1er décembre 2016. De nationalité japonaise, Mme Atsuko Toda est un cadre de direction chevronnée, spécialiste de la finance et de l’agriculture rurale. Elle possède une vaste expérience dans le domaine du développement rural. Mme Atsuko Toda vient du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) où elle a travaillé pendant près de vingt ans dans le domaine du...
13-oct-2016

ADEA et JICA pour un enseignement de qualité des sciences et des mathématiques en Afrique

Prospecter et réfléchir de manière critique fera de l’Afrique un  continent du 21ème siècle ; et inculquer des compétences à un jeune âge est l’une des clés pour y parvenir. C’est ce qu’a déclaré récemment Shem Bodo, chargé principal des programmes au sein de l’Association pour le développement de l’éducation en Afrique (ADEA). Il présidait la cérémonie de clôture d’un Programme de formation en pays tiers (PFPT) de deux semaines sur « l’utilisation de l’apprentissage par la recherche et l’évaluation des enseignements par les pairs pour améliorer la qualité de l’...
12-oct-2016

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) Delegation visits AfDB

A delegation from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) visited the Bank on Monday, 10 October 2016 in Abidjan, for consultations primarily with the Private Sector and Financial Sector Departments. The delegation was led by Moriyuki Aida, Executive Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (based in London), accompanied by JBIC’s Chief Representative in Paris, Fumio Suzuki. JBIC’s primary function is that of Japan’s export credit agency (ECA). However, compared with other OECD-member ECAs, JBIC offers an unusual diversity of financial products covering a wide range of...
01-déc-2015

New and adapted financing sources will bolster Africa’s growing transport demand

“Innovative financing to meet Africa’s growing infrastructure demand” was the topic discussed during a plenary session on Day 2 of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Transport Forum, on Friday, November 27 in Abidjan. Panelists shared experience on AfDB Group financial products as well as innovative ways of structuring transactions to finance the continent’s development needs. The four panelists concurred that adapting new financing sources will efficiently help bridge Africa’s infrastructure gap. Opuiyo Oforikuma of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited, Nigeria, covered...
27-juil-2015

AfDB President Urges Japanese Businesses to Invest in Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Donald Kaberuka, has urged Japanese businesses to take advantage of the comparative cost of labour to invest in mutually beneficial production in Africa. Speaking at the end of a two-day farewell visit to Tokyo, Kaberuka said both sides would benefit if Japanese authorities could assist their firms to set up businesses in Africa while urging African governments to enable such companies establish viable businesses especially in the energy sector. He commended the decision to organize the sixth Tokyo International Conference on...
24-juil-2015

Le président Kaberuka se félicite de la mise sur pied de la Banque asiatique d’investissement pour les infrastructures

Donald Kaberuka, président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), a salué la création de la Banque asiatique d’investissement pour les infrastructures (AIIB par sigle en anglais). Et de souligner que l’institution nouvellement créée sera un partenaire important dans les interventions visant à combler le manque d’infrastructures en Asie et en Afrique. Intervenant lors d’une visite d’adieu à Beijing en tant que président sortant de la BAD, Donald Kaberuka a déclaré que ce nouvel outil est bienvenu, en ce qu’il vient compléter les activités des autres institutions...