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Niger: African Development Bank President attends historic African Union summit, decries child marriage

Whilst in Niamey, Adesina also participated in a high-level panel on combatting child marriage, organized on the sidelines of the summit

The president of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina joined continental leaders in Niger for an African Union summit which saw the official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement – the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organization. The agreement,…

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The Remarkable Story of Anthony, President Akinwumi Adesina’s Adoptive Son from Madagascar

For President Adesina, Anthony’s story is one of hope

Three years ago, Anthony, then 11, showed signs of stunted growth as observed by African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina during a visit to Madagascar’s Bas Mangoky region. To the Bank chief, the boy looked no more than 5 years of age. “I was transfixed by one of the…

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REMINDER: African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of “African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

The event, under the theme “A Call for Better Advocacy and Accountability for Nutrition Investments,” will be chaired by, His Majesty King Letsie III and African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

What: African leaders will gather at a side event of the 32nd African Union Summit, to launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Continental NutritionAccountability Scorecard Where: Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia When: 12:30-1400, Monday, 11 February 2019 The African Union, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the…

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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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CHANGE OF VENUE: African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

The Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard is the latest tool produced by ALN to raise awareness and reinforce commitments by African governments to end malnutrition and promote healthy children

What: African leaders will gather at a side event of the 32nd African Union Summit, to launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Continental NutritionAccountability Scorecard Where: Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia When: 12:30-1400, Monday, 11 February 2019 The African Union, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the…

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African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

This data-based advocacy tool gives an overview of how African leaders are doing on their delivery of the main nutrition indicators

What: African leaders will gather at a side event of the 32nd African Union Summit, to launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Continental NutritionAccountability Scorecard Where: Lalibela Ballroom, Hotel Sheraton, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia When: 12:30-1400, Monday, 11 February 2019 The African Union, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom…

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Ghana’s First Lady Joins Network of African Leaders for Nutrition Champion

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU)

The African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday inaugurated Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as a Nutrition Champion, acknowledging her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by…

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African Development Bank, Big Win Philanthropy, Dangote Foundation launch ambitious plan to improve child nutrition, fight stunting

Objective: to contribute to a 40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under 5 by 2025

Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (https://bit.ly/2E4d3vW) that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses $25 billion per year in costs attributed to…

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African Development Bank, World Food Programme join hands to help South Sudan fight hunger and malnutrition

The project is designed to enable the Government meet the country’s growing food and nutrition needs, while building community resilience

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan today welcomed a contribution of US$ 43.57 million from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) for the implementation of the country’s Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP). The project is designed to enable the Government meet the country’s growing food and nutrition needs,…

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“The status quo must change.” - Adesina tells FinDev Canada conference in Montreal

Launched six months ago, FinDev’s mandate is to support the growth and sustainability of businesses in developing markets

“No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development (www.AfDB.org) President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export…