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Côte d'Ivoire: African Development Fund to Release $10.53 Million to Secure Electricity Access for Approximately 500,000 Inhabitants in 739 Localities

The project will have multiple economic impacts on the national economy at the financial and socio-economic levels

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional financing window of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved $10.53 million in financial support to Côte d'Ivoire. The funds, to be disbursed to the Ivorian government, will be used to connect 739 rural localities to clean, affordable…

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Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8): African Development Bank to complement Japan Africa Dream Scholarship with African Science, Technology and Innovation Fund – Dr. Adesina

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship program awards two-year scholarships to high-achieving African students to pursue post-graduate studies in priority development areas across Africa and in Japan

African Development Bank head Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, has commended the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development Grant, established by the Bank and the government of Japan, for its support to the Japan Africa Dream Scholarship program. The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship program awards two-year scholarships to high-achieving African students…

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African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment Program Selects 500 Digital Ambassadors to Lead Peer-to-Peer Training Model

The Bank and its technical partner, Microsoft, selected the Digital Ambassadors from more than 21,000 applications received from all over Africa

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Coding for Employment program has selected 500 changemakers, 45% of whom are women, from four countries for the pilot Digital Ambassadors Program. The selected Digital Ambassadors will embark on a three-month course during which they will be equipped with in-demand digital skills, such as software…

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African Development Bank to Launch Public Financial Management Academy to Build Capacity in African Countries

The training, technical assistance and policy dialogue delivered by the academy will cover upstream and downstream issues in the public financial management cycle

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday approved the creation of a virtual academy to build public financial management capacity in African countries. Countries will receive technical assistance through structured, targeted, dedicated and local training as well as through policy dialogue. The academy, hosted within…

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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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    • Vice Chancellor Professor Abiodun Adebayo of Nigeria’s Covenant University cuts the ribbon at a new Coding For Employment Center of Excellence on the university’s campus in Ogun State, Nigeria
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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…