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Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be ratified and projects around natural resources, such…

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Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in…

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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 launches Academy Project

It is an innovative tool that will efficiently produce, collect and disseminate knowledge, as well as provide tailor-made training solutions for African lawyers and professionals

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) (http://www.AfLSF.org/) has launched a flagship initiative, the “ALSF Academy Project." Under this initiative, the ALSF has developed a three-level capacity building and certification program. This program will be conducted through an interactive online portal, starting with an inception phase consisting of a series of…

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African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers

The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: From:               25/09/2018 To:                   27/09/2018 Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org )  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations (https://AG.Purdue.edu/scaleup/Pages/about.aspx) from September 25-27, 2018,…

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The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences to explore partnerships for scaling up investments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Partnership Program would be tasked with scaling up a strong, young African community of world-class scientists and technologists

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership between the two institutions. The organizations will specifically explore ways of strengthening education and research in the mathematical sciences across Africa. The African Development Bank and…

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African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings: Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to economic transformation

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank is attending the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group in Busan, Korea

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development…

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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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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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AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers

Highlights agribusiness as solution to Africa’s youth unemployment

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. In collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development, the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD), Michigan State University, Iowa State…