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COP26 Roundtable: ‘2021 will be critical in the fight against COVID-19 and climate change’ – UN Secretary-General António Guterres

COP26 President Sharma said the global transition to clean power must move at least four times the current pace to achieve targets set out in Paris Agreement on climate change

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina on Monday joined world leaders to discuss the global transition to clean power as part of a green recovery and identify actions that can be taken to support this. The virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition, under the theme “Achieving a rapid shift…

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Speech by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the One Planet Summit, Great Green Wall Investment Summit, January 11, 2021

The Great Green Wall is part of Africa’s environmental defense system — a shield against the onslaughts of desertification and degradation

By Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) Your Excellency, President Emmanuel Macron, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Your Excellency President Ghazouani of Mauritania, Excellencies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. I wish to thank President Macron for inviting me to this One Planet Summit’s Great Green…

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African Development Bank, partners, host online workshop on enhancing water security in the Greater Horn of Africa

The virtual discussion, held on 15 December, was hosted by the Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department and the African Water Facility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (https://bit.ly/3nDsT4E), a regional organization of Horn of Africa countries, held a webinar to discuss the pressures affecting water security in the Greater Horn of Africa and how the Bank can support regional member countries to better respond to…

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African Development Bank unveils Top 20 AfricavsVirus winners in virtual event

More than 25,000 participants from Africa and around the world pitched their ideas during a 72-hour ideathon

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has announced 20 finalists of the AfricavsVirus Challenge (https://AfricaVsVirus.com) who will receive a grant of up to $20,000 as well as access to business development and other in-kind services. The Top 20 Winners, announced during a virtual event held Friday, have been selected from a…

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Africa must risk capital for its youth, Adesina urges

Adesina engaged in discussion which covered three areas: the current state of affairs with respect to COVID-19 and climate change, stimulus policies and recovery, and the role of the private sector in terms of recovery

Africa must leverage investment to unleash the potential and ingenuity of its youth, its most important asset, African development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina said at a Conference of Montreal fireside chat event. The three-day virtual event was organized by the international economic forum of the Americas, under the theme, a…

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African Development Bank’s Akinwumi Adesina, three others win Academy of Public Health’s 2020 top Distinguished Fellowship Award

The Distinguished Fellowship Award is the highest fellowship rank in the “Roll of Fellows “of the Academy, leading the Roll of Fellows for their exceptional leadership and service to humanity

The Academy of Public Health, the flagship body of the West African Institute of Public Health, has named African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina and three other eminent persons as winners of its 2020 Distinguished Fellowship Award. Adesina, World Health Organisation(WHO)’s Tedros Ghebreyesus, Leith Greenslade of JustActions and…

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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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Food security, agriculture, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), crucial for Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery - African Economic Conference

The African Development Bank has provided much-needed financial and technical assistance to the sector, including small scale agribusinesses

“The agriculture sector is among the most vulnerable. Agriculture is important not only for food security issues but also for inter-regional food integration,” African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research, Hanan Morsy, said during a news conference on the opening day of the African Economic Conference…

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Remarks of Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) Fellowship Investiture, Saturday, December 5, 2020

Leadership from each one of us is needed in these challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic

By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Your Excellency, Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Mr. Ernest Ebi, Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Bayo Olugbemi, FCIB, the President and Chairman of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Mr. Seye Awojobi, FCIB,…

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Keynote Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, at the Virtual 2020 International Forum on African Leadership, December 4, 2020

The African Development Bank estimates that Africa’s GDP will decline by $173-236 billion by the end of the year

By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) Your Excellency Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, Honorable Ministers, Eminent Guests, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. I would like to thank Dr. Ken Giami, the Publisher and CEO of the African Leadership Magazine, organizers of…