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03-déc-2019

Sommet Mondial sur le genre 2019 à Kigali : avec « Entreprenarium », les femmes entrepreneures à l’école des bonnes pratiques d’investissement

Dans le cadre du Sommet mondial sur le genre 2019 organisé à Kigali, des sessions interactives de formation et de renforcement de capacités ont été animées par des experts, via le programme « Entreprenarium », à destination des entrepreneures du continent, intéressées par les meilleures pratiques d’investissement. La formation s’est déroulée en deux phases : la première sur les aspects théoriques avec des discussions sur les stratégies de recherche et de gestion fonds, les investissements et les relations avec les investisseurs. La seconde sur les outils techniques permettant une...
03-déc-2019

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among young people and build their capacity to shape the continent’s future. The high-level event drew heads of state and government, ministers and leaders from the private sector and academia to discuss how this new tool and...
03-déc-2019

Conférence économique africaine 2019 - A Sharm el-Cheikh, l’emploi et le développement des capacités des jeunes africains, au cœur des débats

Plus de 350 parties prenantes convergent vers Charm el-Cheikh en Égypte, pour participer à la Conférence économique africaine (AEC) de 2019 qui porte cette année, sur les questions liées à l’emploi, à la compétence et au développement des capacités des jeunes africains. Du 2 au 4 décembre 2019, la conférence, réunira des chercheurs, des représentants de la jeunesse, des chefs d’entreprise, des décideurs et des représentants des médias d’Afrique et du monde, afin d’élaborer des politiques et des stratégies susceptibles de favoriser la croissance inclusive et la création d’emplois dans la...
29-nov-2019

Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The African Development Bank will on Monday kick off a campaign to present the continent’s case at the world’s leading climate change conference. The 25th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) comes at a crucial time for the globe and Africa in particular. In recent years, rising temperatures have wreaked havoc with weather patterns, leading to suffocating heat and devastating storms. In Africa, the climate has exacerbated food shortages and destroyed infrastructure. African countries know all too well the risks...
14-nov-2019

2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank, EU reaffirm partnership, ambition to de-risk business environment, create jobs in Africa

The African Development Bank and the European Union shook hands on a renewed commitment to unlock hundreds of millions in financing for African infrastructure and development needs. Collaboration between the two institutions would focus on de-risking the business environment in Africa, providing equity, guarantees and other types of non-grant support, African Development Bank President Akinwumi and European Union Commissioner Neven Mimica said at a news conference held Monday, on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum. Both men stressed the central role of investment in the...
13-nov-2019

La Banque africaine de développement devient actionnaire d'Africa Finance Corporation

L'Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), un prestataire de solutions d'infrastructures de premier plan en Afrique, a annoncé, hier, que la Banque africaine de développement avait investi 50 millions de dollars américains pour entrer à son capital. La Banque est l'institution financière internationale africaine la mieux notée par les agences internationales (« AAA » à perspective stable). L’investissement de la Banque dans le capital de l’AFC permettra aux deux institutions d’accélérer le développement et la réalisation d’infrastructures sur le continent, en renforçant les...
12-nov-2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Billion dollar boost for African female entrepreneurs

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a $1.1 billion lending programme to help women entrepreneurs on the continent. EIB Vice President, Ambroise Fayolle, also revealed that the bank has signed three further agreements to boost sustainable development on the continent. But the major deal is what the EIB has dubbed SheInvest. The EIB expects the gender-lending initiative to allow women to play a more active role in economies. “This initiative aims to promote female entrepreneurship,” said Fayolle, noting that female entrepreneurs will also gain business skills from the...
12-nov-2019

Cameroun : la Banque africaine de développement et le Programme alimentaire mondial explorent des axes de collaboration

Le responsable pays, Solomane Kone et l’équipe des experts du Bureau de la Banque au Cameroun (COCM), ont eu une consultation avec une délégation du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), conduite par Janvier Litse, conseiller supérieur Afrique sur le développement financier, le 17 octobre 2019. La consultation (Deep Dive) avait pour objectif d’explorer les domaines possibles de coopération entre les deux institutions au niveau du Cameroun.  Les deux parties ont échangé sur leurs principaux domaines d’activités et ont notamment exploré des axes de collaboration au niveau du portefeuille...
24-oct-2019

Changement climatique : la Banque africaine de développement nomme des experts de haut niveau au Conseil d’administration du Mécanisme des avantages de l’adaptation

La Banque africaine de développement a nommé un groupe d’experts renommés au conseil d’administration d’une initiative continentale visant à mobiliser des fonds pour la résilience aux impacts négatifs du changement climatique. La Banque a créé le Conseil d’administration intérimaire du Mécanisme des avantages de l’adaptation (MAA) le 4 octobre 2019. Le Conseil d’administration du MAA est assisté par un secrétariat intérimaire, dans le cadre du Département du changement climatique et de la croissance verte de la Banque, dirigé par Anthony Nyong. « Nous avons à nos côtés certains des...
23-oct-2019

Seedstars World partners with African Development Bank to propel youth startups and jobs

Seedstars World, a Swiss-based startup competition in emerging markets, and the African Development Bank on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to implement its innovative ‘job creation track’ model to support youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa. The partnership is in line with the Bank’s entrepreneurship and innovation lab under its Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) strategy. The aim is to create 25 million jobs and equip 50 million young people with skills to enhance their employability and entrepreneurial success by 2025. The strategy will support countries to stimulate...
23-oct-2019

African Development Bank funds Angola initiative to improve business environment and diversify exports

The Angolan Government has launched a study funded by the Bank through the KOAFEC trust fund to support the improvement of export diversification and the business environment. The launch event was attended by the Bank’s director for regional development and regional integration, Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s country manager for Angola, Joseph Ribeiro; the Angolan minister of commerce, Joffre Van-Dúnem Júnior; secretary of state for economy, Sérgio dos Santos; the chargé d’ affaires of the Republic of Korea in Angola, Joohoon Kim; and the executive director of Angola’s Export Promotion and...
18-oct-2019

African Development Bank inks €12.5 million deal with Adiwale Fund for SMEs

The African Development Bank on Thursday signed off on its €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in francophone West Africa. The Bank Group’s board of directors approved the investment in March as part of its commitment to grow  SMEs and improve livelihoods in countries underserved by the global equity market. With a target fund size of €75 million, the Fund will take minority stakes in vibrant SMEs in countries where economic prospects and the Fund’s...
14-oct-2019

African Development Bank, Climate Investment Funds and the Coalition for Green Capital to develop Green financing instruments for Africa

The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has commissioned the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) to prepare a study on the creation of national climate change funds and green banks in Africa. CGC will identify and work with six African countries to conduct feasibility studies for the project, which was initiated at the Green Bank Design Summit held in Paris in March 2019. The Summit tasked 23 developing countries to craft a new model to mobilise and accelerate investment in clean energy. Andrea Colnes, Director of Global Green Bank...
28-aoû-2019

TICAD7: PM Shinzo Abe says Japan will help double Africa’s rice production by 2030

“We must end hunger in Africa. Yes, we must! Hunger diminishes our humanity.” - Adesina urges. Yokohama, Japan, 28 August 2019 – The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Cooporation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) symposium held on Wednesday during TICAD7.  “Japanese technology can play a key role in innovation which is key to agriculture,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told delegates...
11-juil-2019

Standard Chartered Hosts Regional Correspondent Banking Academy in collaboration with the African Development Bank

Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 July 2019 – The African Development Bank lent its support to Standard Chartered Bank’s Regional Correspondent Banking Academy, aimed at promoting responsible financial inclusion and fostering a collaborative approach to managing financial crime risk within Standard Chartered Bank’s correspondent banking portfolio.  The two-day workshop, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2-4 July, was attended by regulators, multi-lateral institutions as well as senior business and compliance officers from key correspondent banking clients across Africa....
28-juin-2019

La BAD acteur de la sauvegarde de l’environnement pour de meilleures conditions de vie en Afrique

La pollution atmosphérique est responsable d'environ 7 millions de décès par an, le plus grand nombre de décès étant enregistré dans les zones urbaines. En Afrique, on estime à 90%, la population exposée à la pollution de l'air intérieur, en raison de sa dépendance à l'utilisation de sources d'énergie issues de la biomasse pour la cuisson, l'éclairage et le chauffage (Source : Worldenvironmentday). Ces questions étaient au cœur des débats de...
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...
24-juin-2019

African Development Bank welcomes EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI)

The African Development Bank announced a EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a new platform for financing small-scale renewables in Africa. The announcement was made to energy sector stakeholders at a sideline event held during the Africa Energy Forum, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 11-14 June. The Bank, the European Commission, in partnership with Lion’s Head Global Partners and Fieldstone and the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association, presented the Facility to participants at the Forum. FEI is a $500 million...
21-juin-2019

World Circular Economy Forum 2019: Africa wants to go green

On 3-5 June, 2019, the third annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, organised by the Finnish innovation fund Sitra, brought together over 2,200 of the world’s top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators from more than 90 countries to work towards implementing a circular economy. [row] [column md="7"] This year’s forum included a dedicated session on Africa to discuss the goal of scaling up the circular economy in the continent. Almost 70 African representatives from different parts of the continent attended the...
20-juin-2019

MDB climate finance hit record high of $43.1 billion in 2018

Climate financing by the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in developing countries and emerging economies rose to an all-time high of $43.1 billion in 2018, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks. This represents an increase of more than 22 per cent from the previous year, where climate finance totalled $35.2 billion. The latest MDB climate finance figures are detailed in the 2018 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, which combines data from the African Development Bank, the Asian...