Youth

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...
17-oct-2019

Creating Africa’s next generation of development experts: African Development Bank calls on young professionals to join its ranks

The African Development Bank has issued a call to young people who are interested in joining the continent’s premier finance institution. The Bank has opened applications for its Young Professionals Program, which offers a unique opportunity to young people with a passion for development to participate in offering lasting solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. At a lunch held Wednesday at which the current batch of YPPs were invited to share their feedback, Senior Vice President Charles Boamah made it clear that he valued the input of the young professionals. “We...
09-oct-2019

Maroc : la Banque africaine de développement soutient l’entreprenariat des jeunes et l’innovation

La Banque africaine de développement a pris part à l’édition 2019 des rencontres « Innovation et Jeunesse » qui se sont tenues du 30 septembre au 4 octobre derniers. Un évènement organisé conjointement par le ministère marocain de la Jeunesse et des Sports, le ministère danois des Affaires étrangères et le Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD). L’objectif de cette rencontre était de permettre aux jeunes entrepreneurs d’apporter leur contribution aux chantiers de développement, notamment la promotion de l’innovation et du développement durable, la création d’...
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’...
13-sep-2019

Innovative thinking marks African Development Bank’s Africa jobs manifesto

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held 12 September 2019. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place in the Babacar N’Diaye Auditorium at the Bank’s headquarters, attended by senior management, diplomats, staff, and media representatives. The Bank’s Senior Vice President Charles Boamah introduced the issue of employment as being...
06-sep-2019

Libérer le potentiel de la jeunesse tunisienne au service de l’innovation

Quelques coups de peigne dans les cheveux après le maquillage. Et voilà Maroua Khemiri préparée pour une journée qui s’annonce pleine. Jeune ingénieure, elle a décroché un contrat chez Eleone-Tech en Tunisie. Après avoir gravi les échelons, elle occupe désormais le poste de responsable du système d’exécution. « Lorsqu’une société est stable, elle vous donne un environnement favorable pour travailler. C’est rassurant parce qu’on trouve les moyens et l’opportunité de s’épanouir, de grandir petit à petit. Cela donne envie d’avancer et de mettre la barre un peu plus haut », résume...
21-aoû-2019

SPN - Mozambique - Supply of Agriculture Inputs in the provinces of Sofala and Zambézia

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online of 30/11/2018 and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website. The Government of Mozambique received a grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) in various currencies towards the cost of the “Agricultural Value Chain and Youth Empowerment Project - AVACYEP”. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this grant will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the supply of Agriculture Inputs. The Directorate of Planning and International Cooperation...
20-aoû-2019

Création d’emplois décents

Ce rapport est le produit de la Vice- présidence, gouvernance économique et gestion du savoir. Il fait partie d’un effort plus large du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement visant à promouvoir le savoir et l’apprentissage ainsi que le partage des idées, à fournir un libre accès à ses recherches, et à contribuer aux politiques de développement. Ce rapport rédigé par des économistes du développement et des spécialistes influents du marché du travail propose des recommandations et politiques précises pour la création d’emplois décents.
19-aoû-2019

AMI - Côte d'Ivoire - Recrutement d’un bureau d’études charge de la formulation et de la préparation du projet incluant l’étude d’employabilité des jeunes dans le secteur agricole - Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire

Le Gouvernement de la République de Côte d’Ivoire a reçu une avance au titre du mécanisme de financement de la préparation des projets (PPF) du Fonds africain de développement en vue de préparer le Projet d’emploi des jeunes en Agribusiness en Côte d’Ivoire (Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire). Il a l’intention, à ce titre, d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées pour financer le contrat de formulation et de préparation du Projet, incluant l’étude d’employabilité des jeunes dans le secteur agricole et du mécanisme de financement des projets et la mise en place de centres d’incubation.
31-juil-2019

Guinée : Femmes et jeunes bénéficient du projet d’électrification financé par la Banque africaine de développement

Dans les grandes artères de Conakry, la capitale guinéenne, comme dans plusieurs autres grandes villes et zones rurales du pays, les habitudes ont changé depuis plus d’un an. Comme bon nombre de ses compatriotes Arama Siré Camara, commerçante de fruits et légumes installée dans la province de Kindia (135 km de Conakry), a gagné en assurance dans la conduite de ses activités, de jour comme de nuit. « Avec l’éclairage de nuit sur la route et la lumière sur nos marchandises, c’est plus de sécurité, surtout avec toutes les voitures qui empruntent la route. On peut travailler plus tard...
26-juil-2019

Nigeria : A Abuja des dirigeants africains du monde politique et des affaires, tracent un nouvel horizon pour la jeunesse du continent

Abuja, Nigeria, le 26 juillet 2019 – Plusieurs dirigeants africains, parmi les plus éminents du monde des affaires, de la politique et du développement, se réunissent ce week-end pour ouvrir un nouvel horizon aux jeunes du continent. Le Forum sur l’entrepreneuriat organisé par la Fondation Tony Elumelu est un événement mondial majeur : pour sa cinquième édition, il attire à Abuja, capitale politique du Nigeria, des chefs d’entreprise et des entrepreneurs de renom du monde entier. À cette...
22-juil-2019

Ashish J. Thakkar: Forget oil and gold. Young Africans are our greatest natural resource

 In line with its commitment to Africa’s youth, the African Development Bank established the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG), a think tank for new, innovative ideas and financing instruments to support youth entrepreneurship and employment in Africa. PYAG is driven by a world-class team of forward-thinking, inspiring young and mid-career professionals, chaired by CEO of Mara Phones, Ashish J. Thakkar. In this interview, Ashish J. Thakkar talks about innovative ways to create jobs for Africa’s youth.       Tackling youth unemployment is a central...
27-juin-2019

South Africa: Agripreneurs Forum welcomes young entrepreneurs and investors

The third African Youth Agripreneurs Forum and AgriPitch competition, a platform connecting sector start-ups with potential partners and financiers, has opened in Cape Town under the theme: “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth. The event is being organised by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the government of the Western Cape. The event has attracted over 200 participants from across the continent including youth agripreneurs, agribusiness companies, investors, environmentalists, academia, development partners and...
18-juin-2019

Invitation to the African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) - 3rd Conference and AgriPitch Competition

The African Development Bank), in partnership with the Western Cape Government, is organizing the 3rd annual African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) Conference and AgriPitch Competition under the theme: Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth. The AYAF serves as a platform for bringing together youth agripreneurs from across Africa and scaling up the scope and impact of their activities. The AYAF is an annual event of the African Development Bank’s Enable Youth Program and is expected to attract over 200 participants from across the...
22-mai-2019

Brochure - Education and Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. This is fueled by technological and digital advancement. In Africa, like in other parts of the world, digital innovation is disrupting the traditional economy and creating new avenues for technological breakthroughs. For instance, drone technology has made it easy to deliver blood to remote villages in East Africa to save lives. Africa has the fastest growing mobile phone market and across the continent mobile money is used in daily transactions by millions of previously unbanked and underserved Africans. In Nigeria, teenage girls are taking on...
22-mai-2019

Brochure - Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-donor Trust Fund

In response to the youth unemployment and migration crisis, the African Development Bank adopted the Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) Strategy. Its objective is to create 25 million jobs and equip 50 million youth with employable and entrepreneurial skills by 2025. Since the adoption of the JfYA strategy in 2016 the Bank has invested over USD 20 billion in 318 projects that will impact youth directly on skills, entrepreneurship, business development and job creation in African countries.
21-mai-2019

African Development Bank commissions value chain study into jewelry manufacturing and jobs for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea

The African Development Bank has commissioned a study into the contribution of the jewelry manufacturing industry and its potential for job creation for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea. The initial US $1.4-million project, will entail a value chain analysis study examining the sector’s contributions to value addition and job creation. It will be financed under the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and implemented over 24 months, in coordination with the relevant ministries and agencies in all three countries. The proposed project aims to create...
21-mai-2019

Bank’s Lines of Credit help to deepen African financial systems, small projects blossom

The African Development Bank has since 1995 granted five loans totaling $700 million to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), a governmental financial institution with special focus on infrastructure expansion. The transactions have helped to deepen financial markets and buoyed local businesses. The Bank’s lines of credit enabled DBSA to finance some 20 private sector projects in eight countries, covering seven sectors (energy, industry, finance, tourism, telecoms, agriculture and infrastructure). The investments generated and sustained at least 40,000 jobs. “For nearly 25...
13-mai-2019

Economic Brief - Accelerating the AfDB’s Response to the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Africa

This paper was prepared as a background paper for the Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa which was launched in 2011 by the AfDB, African Union, ILO and UNECA. The objective of this initiative is to support Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in addressing the growing youth unemployment crisis in Africa. This paper was primarily a response to: (i) the Board’s concerns on high unemployment in the continent, particularly among the youth (ii) the need for a coherent Bank perspective for the high-level seminar on “youth unemployment and inclusive growth” at the 2011 annual meetings...