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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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International Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day: Coding for Employment’s new digital skills training centres to boost women’s opportunity in information and communication technology fields

The new centres of excellence are equipped with 50 computers, ergonomic furniture in classroom-style learning stations, and informal networking areas

The newest digital training centres of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Coding for Employment program will set aside half of their initial training slots to women applicants, the Bank said on International Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day. The Coding for Employment program, which equips African youth with…

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African Development Bank hosts consultations with governments to promote its blueprint to equip Africa’s workforce with in-demand skills

The Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa Action Plan is anchored in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (2016–2025), which seeks to create 25 million jobs and equip 50 million youth with relevant skills

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) hosted virtual consultations with African government ministers, representatives of the African Union, government officials, and academics to gather views on the implementation of the Bank’s Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa Action Plan for 2022-2025. The first session on 12 April focused on countries…

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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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Chad: The African Development Bank grants $11.26 million for women and girls’ education

The Project aims to help improve access to quality secondary education in a safe and healthy school environment for 5,000 girls

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls' Education and Women's Literacy Project– the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls. The project will be financed from the Bank's Transition Support…

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Nobel Week Dialogue: Africa’s recovery from COVID-19 will depend on its ability to mobilize resources - Adesina

Nobel Dialogue Week 2020 featured an international array of experts and leaders

Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will depend on the continent’s ability to mobilize resources, African Development Bank (AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina said on Wednesday. Adesina was speaking during Nobel Week Dialogue, a prelude to the main event where prizes are awarded to global leaders in literature, peace, economics and…

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African Development Bank signs grant agreement to support the Rwanda Coding Academy

The Academy selects high performing students and trains them in advanced software programing and cyber security skills to facilitate their emergence as world-class programmers

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed a grant agreement with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda to support the Rwanda Coding Academy, set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy in the East African nation. The Rwanda Coding Academy was set…

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African water and sanitation projects critical to preparedness for COVID-19-like pandemics (By Wambui Gichuri)

Investments in improved water and sanitation infrastructure is a public health priority for countries and communities

By Wambui Gichuri, Acting Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development and Director, Water Development and Sanitation at the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) As the prevalence of COVID-19 accelerates across Africa, over 40% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water and are unable to…

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Post COVID-19: Rebuilding Africa and strengthening its resilience against future economic shocks (By Charles Leyeka Lufumpa)

By Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank Group

After demonstrating its resilience during the Ebola outbreak and the global financial crisis, Africa is once again facing a severe test of its strength and agility because of the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that the continent has entered this crisis in reasonably good shape following decades of progression…