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Duke University honors African Development Bank Group President and three others

Adesina received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his career achievements in agriculture, and the innovative High 5 development priorities for Africa

America’s Duke University (https://bit.ly/3KXZEnZ) yesterday conferred honorary doctorate degrees on four recipients during its 2022 Commencement ceremonies in Durham, North Carolina. The honorees were African Development Bank Group President and World Food Prize recipient Dr. Akinwumi Adesina; rocket scientist, businesswoman and former non-profit leader Sylvia Acevedo, who currently serves on…

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Africa Road Builders: Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan wins the 2022 Babacar Ndiaye Trophy for transport success

The prize is awarded to leading figures in Africa who have demonstrated their commitment to the development of transport infrastructure on the continent

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been named the 2022 winner of the Africa Road Builders–Babacar Ndiaye Trophy. The prize is awarded to leading figures in Africa who have demonstrated their commitment to the development of transport infrastructure on the continent. The selection committee for the award commended Hassan for…

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Multimedia group Silverbird names African Development Bank’s Akinwumi Adesina 2021 ‘Extraordinary Personality of the Year’

‘It’s time to support the youth to propel the future’ - Adesina says in keynote speech

African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, has received the ‘Extraordinary Personality of the Year’ award for 2021, conferred by Lagos-based Silverbird Group, a multimedia and entertainment business serving different areas of sub-Saharan Africa. A spokesperson for the Silverbird Group said the award recognized Dr. Adesina’s commitment…

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African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa, partners, launch new sustainable fashion competition with $6,000 in cash prizes

Entrants must be pursuing environmentally friendly measures, sustainability, and circular economy actions to qualify

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Fashionomics Africa initiative’s second online competition is offering $6,000 total in cash prizes, mentoring, new branding packages and other support for winning African designers of sustainable and circular fashion. Fashionomics Africa, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, Parsons School of Design, strategic consulting…

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Acceptance Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group Award of Honorary Doctorate Federal University of Technology Minna, February 2, 2022

Minna is a town that produces great and eminent leaders

PROTOCOLS Your Excellency former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar The Chancellor Mr. Vice Chancellor Members of the University Council and the Senate Faculty members, management, and staff of the University Great students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna The Graduating Class of 2022 Royal fathers, the Emirs Parents,…

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African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina awarded honorary doctoral degree at Federal University of Technology Minna

Calls on graduating class to create a new, greater and dynamic Nigeria

The Federal University of Technology Minna has awarded the President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Dr Akinwumi Adesina an honorary doctorate. The honor was conferred at the institution’s 38th Founders’ Day and 30th Convocation ceremony of the University, in Minna today. Adesina joined three others honorary doctoral awardees, namely…

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African Development Bank’s Technologies For African Agricultural Transformation Program Receives Gold Stevie® Award in 2021 International Business Awards®

In recognition of the institution’s digital campaign showcasing its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) received a first place “Gold Stevie” at the 18th Annual International Business Awards virtual event, in recognition of the institution’s digital campaign showcasing its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative. The International Business Awards honored the Bank in the Best Video – Documentary category during…

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Nigeria: African Development Bank President conferred with Leadership Person of the Year Award 2020 - Leadership Newspaper Group

The award was given “in recognition of his impeccable public service record and extra-ordinary accomplishments in driving the growth and development of the African Development Bank Group”

The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, has received the Leadership Person of the Year award from the Leadership Newspaper Group in Nigeria. The award was given “in recognition of his impeccable public service record and extra-ordinary accomplishments in driving the growth and development…

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African Banker Awards lauds winners’ innovation and resilience

Standard Bank Group, Africa's biggest bank, recognized for its role in fighting Covid-19 and empowering women

Standard Bank Group was on Wednesday named African Bank of the Year by a leading publication in recognition of the banking giant’s achievements in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and empowering women. African Banker (https://bit.ly/2T1pgvl) magazine announced the winners of its 2021 Awards at a virtual ceremony held on the side-lines…

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NACCIMA Honours African Development Bank President with Excellence Award for Outstanding Public Service and Exceptional Contributions to the Banking Industry

Established in 1960, NACCIMA is the umbrella body for various affiliate member chambers of commerce in Nigeria

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has conferred its Excellence Award for Outstanding Public Service and Exceptional Contributions to the Banking Industry on the President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina. In her congratulatory letter to Dr. Adesina, NACCIMA…