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25-nov-2019

Opening Statement Global Gender Summit by Dr Akinwumi A Adesina President of the African Development Bank Group - Kigali, Rwanda - Monday 25 November 2019

Son Excellence Monsieur Paul Kagame, Président de la République du Rwanda ; Son Excellence Madame Sahle-Work Zewde, Présidente de l’Éthiopie ; Son Excellence Monsieur Moussa Faki, Président de la Commission de l’Union africaine ; Son Excellence Monsieur Hailemariam Desalegn, ancien Premier ministre de l’Éthiopie ; Son Excellence Monsieur Édouard Ngirente, Premier ministre du Rwanda et Mesdames et Messieurs les membres du Gouvernement du Rwanda Son Excellence Madame Joyce Banda, ancienne Présidente du Malawi ; Son Excellence Madame Janet Kagame,...
18-nov-2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Masai Ujiri urges African leaders to invest in sports, commissions two new “players”

Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors, made his second appearance at the Africa Investment Forum, renewing his call for African governments to invest in sports. Ujiri, the only President of National Basketball Association (NBA) of African origin in franchise history, has worked hard over the past year to scout talent and raise awareness about the success and growth of sports on the continent. “We should be supporting teams here in Africa, that should be our vision. Sports is the next big thing in Africa,” Ujiri said, calling on investors to pay “close attention.” With all the...
14-nov-2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: "Africa's time is now!", says Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

At the close on Wednesday of the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina put the accent on current investment opportunities in Africa and on assuring young African entrepreneurs of the institution's support. During the closing ceremony of AIF 2019, held from 11 to 13 November in the economic capital of South Africa, President Adesina said, "The Africa Investment Forum is the work of a collective, of those who believe in the development of the continent. Africa's time is now and we want to be more inspired and more...
13-nov-2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : la République démocratique du Congo et la République du Congo signent un accord pour accélérer le projet de pont route-rail reliant leurs capitales

De droite à gauche: Jean-Jacques Bouya, ministre de l’Aménagement, de l’équipement du territoire et des grands travaux de la République du Congo ; Akinwumi Adesina, Président de la Banque africaine de développement ; Mme Élysée Munembwe Tamukumwe, vice-Premier ministre du Plan de la République démocratique du Congo et Alain Ebobissé, Directeur général d’Africa50, juste après la signature de l’Accord, à Johannesburg La République démocratique du Congo et la République du Congo ont signé, hier, dans le cadre de l’Africa Investment Forum à Johannesburg, un accord interétatique visant à...
12-nov-2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : signature historique d’un accord de construction ferroviaire au Ghana, avec l’appui de la Banque africaine de développement

A l’ouverture de la 2ème édition de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF), qui se tient à Johannesburg jusqu’au mercredi 13 novembre, un accord de concession historique pour la construction de voies ferroviaires à Accra, capitale du Ghana, a été signé aujourd’hui, avec l’appui de la Banque africaine de développement. « C’est un jour de bonheur pour le Ghana ! s’est réjoui le président ghanéen, Nana Akufo-Addo. J’étais présent ici l’an dernier et je suis encore là cette année pour constater que ce projet a avancé. Cela prouve la valeur de l’Africa Investment Forum. La signature de cet...
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

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. « Il n’y a aucun pays à la traîne et il n’y en aura aucun, a soutenu le président Adesina. Nous veillons à ce que de nombreux investissements soient dirigés vers les pays fragiles ou à faible revenu. Nous n’avons pas peur d’investir en Afrique et...
11-nov-2019

Allocution d’ouverture du dîner de gala Forum pour l’investissement en Afrique Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud) 11 novembre 2019 par Dr Akinwumi A Adesina

SON EXCELLENCE M. CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE D’AFRIQUE DU SUD SON EXCELLENCE M. PAUL KAGAME, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU RWANDA SON EXCELLENCE M. NANA AKUFO-ADDO, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU GHANA HONORABLE PHILIP MPANGO, MINISTRE DES FINANCES ET DU PLAN ET REPRÉSENTANT DU PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE UNIE DE TANZANIE MONSIEUR JEAN JACQUES BOUYA, MINISTRE DU DÉVELOPPEMENT, DE L’AMÉNAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE ET DES GRANDS TRAVAUX, REPRÉSENTANT DU PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU CONGO MONSIEUR VITAL KAMERHE, REPRÉSENTANT PERSONNEL DU PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE...
11-nov-2019

2019 Africa Investment Forum kicks off delivering on the promise to redefine and unpack the continent’s investment opportunities

$500 million equity closed for the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund to speed up investments in agriculture Financial close for the Africa Guarantee Fund $175 Equity transaction to support Small and Medium Size Enterprises, and $350 million for South Africa’s beef agro-processing project   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...,
11-nov-2019

Allocution d’ouverture de Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, Président de la Banque africaine de développement lors de l’édition 2019 du Forum pour l’investissement en Afrique, à Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud), le 11 novembre 2019

EXCELLENCE M. CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, Président DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE D’AFRIQUE DU SUD, et mon cher frère EXCELLENCE M. PAUL KAGAME, PRÉSIDENT DU RWANDA EXCELLENCE M. NANA AKUFO-ADDO, PRÉSIDENT DU GHANA EXCELLENCE M. FILIP NYUSI, PRÉSIDENT DU MOZAMBIQUE, REPRÉSENTÉ PAR LE PREMIER MINISTRE CARLOS AGOSTINHO DO ROSARIO EXCELLENCE M. JOHN MUGUFULI, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE-UNIE DE TANZANIE, REPRÉSENTÉ PAR LE MINISTRE PHILIP MPANGO EXCELLENCE M. DENIS SASSOU NGUESSO, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU CONGO, REPRÉSENTÉ PAR LE MINISTRE JEAN JACQUES BOUYA EXCELLENCE M. FELIX TSHISEKEDI, PRÉSIDENT...
11-nov-2019

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

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.  They engaged in a discussion titled, Invest in Africa’s Space: Conversation with African Heads of State, moderated by Dr. Victor Oladokun, African Development Bank Group Director of External Relations and Communications....,
04-nov-2019

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina Receives Honorary Doctorate from Bowen University

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been awarded an Honoris Causa from Bowen University in Nigeria. The award, which was presented at the 14th graduation ceremony of the University held on November 2, 2019, was in recognition of Adesina’s “immense contribution to promoting entrepreneurship on the African continent.” For almost a decade, African youth have continued to benefit from Adesina’s passion for innovation in agriculture as well as other market drivers. Reading his valedictory speech, Adesina urged universities to create an enabling environment...
01-nov-2019

Allocution prononcée par M. Akinwumi A. Adesina, Président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement à la 5e Réunion extraordinaire du Conseil des gouverneurs, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), jeudi 31 octobre 2019

Son Excellence, M. Alassane Ouattara, Président de la République de Côte d'Ivoire Son Excellence, Mme Niale Kaba, Ministre de la Planification et du Développement, Gouverneur de la Banque africaine de développement pour la Côte d'Ivoire, Présidente du Conseil des Gouverneurs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement Honorables Gouverneurs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement Son Excellence, M. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice-Président de la République de Côte d'Ivoire Son Excellence, M. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Premier Ministre de la République de Côte d'Ivoire...
28-oct-2019

African Development Bank, New Development Bank partner to deliver life-changing projects for millions of Africans

The African Development Bank and the New Development Bank have signed an agreement to promote new impact projects to improve lives of millions of Africans. Under the deal, the New Development Bank −a multilateral development bank established by BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – will work with the African Development Bank to jointly identify, prepare and co-finance projects in countries of mutual interest. The two insitutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement on 18 October, on the sidelines of the World Bank annual meetings, formalizing the...
19-oct-2019

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

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.  The report, Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives, looks at urbanization trends across emerging and developing economies in Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Eastern Europe, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean; and Latin America and the Caribbean. It...
18-oct-2019

World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation launch fellowship for young African agribusiness innovators

The World Food Prize Foundation and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs. The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The young leaders will gain experience in international agriculture research centres, including food and agribusiness companies. Felix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic of...
17-oct-2019

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

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. The director of youth leadership development at the World Food Prize Foundation, Kelsey Tyrrell, told the young audience that African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina had been invited because...
09-oct-2019

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina receives Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, describing him and the Bank’s work as “ legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.” The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony held in Lagos on October 6th. The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation is a non-profit that recognizes Africans who have achieved success through hard work, honesty, integrity, and justice in every field of human endeavour...
03-oct-2019

UNGA 2019: African Development Bank announces new accountability index to measure institutional lending to women

A new tool to track the level of lending to women across the continent will be important for ensuring women get the critical financial help they need, African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina told attendees at a public event held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The Women’s Financing Index, currently under development, will rate banks and financial institutions who apply for loans from the African Development Bank, against the amounts they have lent or are lending to women, Adesina said right before the start of panel discussions organized by the Initiative for...
27-sep-2019

UNGA 2019: Hands off our girls! African first ladies take campaign against rape, early child marriage, to UN General Assembly

Africa’s first ladies, led by Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio brought their campaign to ban early child marriage and sexual violence against women and girls before a global stage in a passionate appeal for the world to support their “Hands Off Our Girls! Campaign. In a no-holds barred conversation organized on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Wednesday, Bio flanked by her husband President Julius Bio, spoke to “lift the lid of silence” taboo and stigma surrounding rape and early marriage in Sierra Leone and other parts of the continent. The high-level meeting was organised to...
26-sep-2019

UNGA 2019: Young Africans will “produce the magic” says AU chief as the UN sounds warning on Sustainable Development Goals

Leaders should devise an “incentive structure” to promote a startup culture among young Africans. “I think they will produce the magic,” Albert Muchanga, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry, told a gathering on infrastructure at the United Nations on Wednesday. Muchanga said colleagues were working to “harmonise our policies, rules and regulations” to smooth cross-border trade while focusing on the next generation. “We’re not leaving the youth behind. We’re promoting startups among African youth. Because we know that if we localise knowledge and innovation, then we’...