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$2 million in prizes awarded at Conference of the Parties (COP27) to African youth-led businesses

In addition to the grant, each winner benefits from a 12-month accelerator program to help them grow their businesses, deepen their impact and create decent jobs

Twenty African youth-led enterprises have won grant funding of up to $100,000 each in this year’s African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge (YouthADAPT) competition. In addition to the grant, each winner benefits from a 12-month accelerator program to help them grow their businesses, deepen their impact and create decent jobs. The…

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African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina awarded Man of the Year (Africa) in 2022 by Exclusive Men of the Year Awards

Since 2016, EMY Africa has celebrated the best in men’s achievements across local industry, community, culture and public service

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been named 2022 Man of the Year (Africa) by Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY), for his visionary leadership as the president of the African Development Bank Group and for his outstanding contribution to Africa during his period as agriculture minister…

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    • African Development Bank’s “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” initiative wins National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award
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African Development Bank’s “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” initiative wins National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award

The National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence award is the third international communications recognition for the Bank’s TAAT initiative

America’s largest organization of journalists and media professionals of color has named the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) a “Salute to Excellence” award winner for the Bank’s communication around its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program. The National Association of Black Journalists cited the Bank’s excellence in online media relations and…

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U.S. National Bar Association Honors Akinwumi Adesina with Distinguished Ronald Harmon Brown Award of International Distinction

The award is named in honor of Ron Brown, the first African American to Chair a major U.S. political party, and the first African American to be appointed Commerce Secretary

African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, was honored with the distinguished Ronald Harmon Brown Award of International Distinction, by the National Bar Association, in the United States. The award is named in honor of Ron Brown, the first African American to Chair a major U.S. political party, and…

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African Development Bank Ranks First on Global Aid Transparency Index

The Bank’s Sovereign Portfolio now ranks first out of 50 global development institutions in Publish What You Fund’s 2022 Aid Transparency Index

Publish What You Fund, the global campaign for aid and development transparency, has named the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) the most transparent organization in the world. The Bank’s Sovereign Portfolio now ranks first out of 50 global development institutions in Publish What You Fund’s 2022 Aid Transparency Index, released today…

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    • Duke Commencement Ceremony 2022
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    • Duke University President Vincent E. Price (left) confers Humane Letters Doctorate on African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (center)
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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,…