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    • Attendees at the launch ceremony of the three-year project to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, Senegal April 2024
    • (l-r) : AfDB Country manager for Senegal Mohamed CHERIF,  Edwin W. HARRIS Jr, Director General of GIABA. David N BORBOR, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Sierra Leone and GIABA national correspondent. Tafsir HANE, representing Senegal’s Financial Intelligence Unit’s President, attend launch ceremony Dakar, April 2024
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African Development Bank, Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) combat money laundering and terrorism financing in Africa through new project

The project will be financed through a grant from the Transition Support Facility of the African Development Bank to the tune of 3.5 million UA

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) on Thursday officially launched a three-year support project to combat money laundering and terrorism financing in their member countries.  The project, titled “Capacity Development for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism…

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The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism receives $7.3 million to boost agricultural productivity and smallholder farmers’ income

Funding targets food production and income growth for 800,000 smallholder farmers

Global Affairs Canada (https://apo-opa.co/3UlInNr) has provided $7.3 million in funding to the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) to enhance sustainable agricultural productivity and smallholder farmer livelihoods, particularly women and youth across Africa. The financing will aid the Mechanism in replicating its credit guarantee programs, enabling fertilizer importers and aggregators to access…

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    • Former interns praised the Bank’s programme, which has opened up employment opportunities for them
    • Serge N’Guessan, Director General of the Bank Group for Central Africa and head of the Bank’s Country Office in Cameroon, and Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, the Bank Group’s Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, at a meeting with female entrepreneurs and young interns in Cameroon
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African Development Bank projects improve job opportunities for young people in Cameroon

The meeting saw significant participation from female entrepreneurs and young graduates who have benefited from work placements in projects financed by the Bank

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has underscored the success of its program aimed at bolstering job opportunities for young people in Cameroon. At a meeting convened in Yaoundé on April 9, 2024, chaired by Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, the Bank Group’s Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration, and Business Delivery, stakeholders across…

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    • The newly inaugurated ultra-modern Central Regional office complex of the Bank Group
    • Inauguration of the regional office of the African Development Bank Group in Yaoundé, symbolizing a new chapter in regional development
    • African Development Bank Group Vice President in charge of Regional Development, Regional Integration and Service Delivery, Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade; the General Manager of the Bank's regional office for Central Africa, Serge N'Guessan; Cameroon's Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute; and the Minister of Economy, Planning, and Territorial Administration, Alassane Alamine Mey, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Bank Group's new Central Africa office in Yaoundé
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Cameroon: African Development Bank bolsters Central Africa presence with inauguration of new regional office in Yaoundé

Situated in the Golf district, the six-storey regional office building is equipped with 130 workstations, several meeting rooms, and a clinic

In a move that reaffirms its commitment to Central Africa’s development course, the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has inaugurated an ultramodern regional office building in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Joseph Dion Ngute, Prime Minister of Cameroon, and Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, the Bank Group's Vice-President for the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery…

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African Development Bank publishes report on callable capital

The report presents the circumstances leading to a call on callable capital, and the processes for such a call being made by the Bank and met by shareholders

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has published a report clarifying the legal framework, processes and governance for a call on the callable capital by the institution. Callable capital refers to the portion of the Bank’s capital that is subscribed by shareholders but not immediately paid. It represents a commitment to…

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African Development Bank enhances Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE) Youth Programs for greater impact

The ENABLE Youth program helps young African men and women access financing to grow their enterprises

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) successfully concluded a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at enhancing its Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE) Youth Program in preparation for its next phase. The ENABLE Youth program helps young African men and women access financing to grow their enterprises. Currently active in 15…

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    • African Development Bank sets out two priority areas for the CSP 2024-2029 for Zambia: boosting private sector development through infrastructure investments and developing the country’s agricultural value chain
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2024-2029 Development priorities for Zambia: Infrastructure and Agricultural Value Chain

The African Development Bank Group will provide assistance to the agricultural sector, concentrating primarily on the development of farm blocks and value chains, to improve the sector’s climate resilience and agricultural productivity

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention areas: Boosting the development of the private sector through investments in infrastructure and developing the country’s agricultural value chain. “The aim of…

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African Development Bank and Central African Republic forge stronger alliance to tackle fragility and drive sustainable development

Despite fragility stemming from political and security factors, the Bank has remained resolute in supporting the country’s sustainable development objectives

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Central African Republic (CAR) have reinforced their partnership during an official visit by Marie Laure Akin-Olugbade, Vice President for Regional Development and Business Delivery, from 25-27 March. Akin-Olugbade engaged with key stakeholders and government leaders, including President Faustin-Archange Touadera and Prime Minister Felix…

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    • (Left to Right): Bendjin Kpeglo, Managing Director of AGF West Africa; Wilfried Abiola, the African Development Bank’s Country Manager for Togo; Akuwa Dogbé Azoma, National Director for Togo at the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO); Koffi Gani, Principal Private Secretary for the Togolese Minister for Social Action, the Advancement of Women and Literacy; Melissa Basque-Roux, Acting Coordinator of the AFAWA initiative; Jules Ngakam, CEO of the AGF Group
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Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Finance Series Togo: African Development Bank and African Guarantee Fund unite to strengthen female entrepreneurs' access to finance

This innovative programme aims to make up to $3 billion available for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises, via guarantees to financial institutions to mitigate lending risks

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) (https://apo-opa.co/4apZNya) have brought the curtain down on the AFAWA Finance Series Togo conference, a key note event aimed at  promoting a better understanding of the financing needs of Togolese women entrepreneurs and debunking the myth that women-run companies are…

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Ghanaian and Senegalese entrepreneurs to benefit from African Development Bank Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund (YEI MDTF) grant for green jobs in natural resources

The target reach group includes women, youth and people with disabilities/special needs, engaged in managing natural resource sectors such as agroforestry, fisheries and biodiversity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), through its Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund (YEI MDTF) (https://apo-opa.co/3J81Cnx), has approved a $999,000 grant to support an initiative to foster green jobs for women, youth and people with disabilities. The Strengthening Women, Youth and People with Disabilities’ Micro-Entrepreneurship for Green Jobs (https://apo-opa.co/3U9MFqb) in…