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AfricaSan5: African Development Bank calls for scale up in implementation of sanitation targets, honours Piers Cross

The conference was co-convened by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW)

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has called on development partners to scale up support for implementation of sanitation programs to fast track Africa’s progress and deliver on its promise to the continent. “Achieving the Ngor Commitments and the ambitious targets for sanitation and hygiene within the Global Development Agenda can…

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“We are in a race with time to unlock Africa’s full potential” – Akinwumi Adesina, 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate

Donates $500,000 award to fight hunger in Africa

2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina has pledged to do more to advance Africa’s fight against hunger, poverty and youth underemployment. The President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), and co-Laureate Waris Dirie, a global champion against Female Genital Mutilation, shared the prestigious US $1million dollar prize at an…

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South Korea ready to partner with Africa on technology

"A win-win proposition" - Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa, officials said in Seoul today. Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Techno Park, and Korea’s Green Technology Center said there…

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Afe Babalola University Confers Honorary Doctorate Degree on African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In his acceptance address, Adesina lauded the Institution as an epitome of academic excellence commended its high standards of discipline

The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti,  Nigeria, has conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa on the President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina in recognition of his immense contributions to socio-economic development on the continent. John Olachy Momoh, Chairman of Channels Media Group, Nigeria’s multi award-winning television station…

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African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) wins Best Legal Department of the Year prize at the African Legal Awards

The African Legal Awards recognize exceptional achievement from within Africa’s legal community

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) was recognized as Best Legal Department of the Year (Large Teams) at the 2018 Annual African Legal Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8 August. The ALSF also received special mention for its efforts in assisting African governments in negotiating investment related transactions…

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New World Food Prize Africa Institute to produce Borlaug-Adesina Fellows

Donors grow Adesina’s fund for young African agripreneurs to US $600,000

The World Food Prize Foundation is partnering with President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, to establish the World Food Prize Africa Institute. This follows the awarding of the 2017 World Food Prize to Adesina this week in Des Moines, Iowa, where he announced his decision to dedicate…

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AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production

Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest…

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Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food…

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World Food Prize Laureate says recognition motivates him to accelerate Africa’s agricultural transformation

Adesina, who spoke at a press conference ahead of the World Food Prize ceremony, also stressed the need to put technology and information in the hands of farmers

The World Food Prize is a great motivation which puts the wind behind the sails of what the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is doing with its development priorities − the High 5s (http://APO.af/6D641c) – especially Feed Africa (http://APO.af/Qs73cE) the President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said. He noted how…

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Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition

The President’s charge aligns with the AfDB’s High 5 development priorities, in particular with the fifth goal to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium (http://APO.af/EXgmf3) in Des Moines, Iowa,…