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    • The African Development Bank had several productive engagements around its strategic priorities at the just concluded 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings in New York
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77th United Nations General Assembly meetings stress key African Development Bank priorities: climate finance, job creation, and food insecurity

African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina led the bank’s delegation to the meetings

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) had several productive engagements around its strategic priorities at the just concluded 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings in New York. Meeting highlights included an urgent call for increased financing to mitigate the effects of climate change and food insecurity. African Development Bank Group…

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No Time to Waste. Ministerial Meeting Calls for Urgent Financing for Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

The top-level meeting wants climate and nature objectives mainstreamed across financial and economic policy as well as a significant action point to be presented at COP27 in November

With barely two months to go before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, Africa and other developing parts of the world that bear the severest brunt of climate change are warning against turning it into a mere talking shop of promises. African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi…

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African Youth Adaptation competition launches call for applications

Twenty winners will each be awarded $100,000 and will receive capacity-building training, mentorship and coaching

Young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to submit their business plans through the official submission portal. Twenty winners will each be awarded $100,000 and will receive capacity-building training, mentorship and coaching. The Global Center on Adaptation, African Development Bank and Climate Investment Funds have launched…

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    • African Development Bank Vice President Kevin Kariuki (3rd from left) and US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry (right) at the AMCEN event on methane abatement
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US government announces $5 million grant to support African Development Bank in tackling methane emissions

The grant, subject to the completion of US domestic procedures and approvals, will go to the multi-donor Africa Climate Change Fund, which is managed by the African Development Bank

Climate envoy Kerry announces funding at Dakar meeting of African ministers; Financing will drive fulfilment of Global Methane Pledge targets The United States government has announced it will provide a $5 million grant to the African Development Bank to support efforts to abate methane gas emission, across Africa. Methane accounts…

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    • From left to right: African Development Bank Secretary-General Vincent O. Nmehielle and Acting Governor of Egypt’s Central Bank Hassan Abdalla, 12 Sept. 2022
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Egypt, African Development Bank Group sign memorandum of understanding on the hosting of the 2023 Annual Meetings in Sharm El Sheikh

The Annual Meetings are the Group’s topmost statutory event

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on the hosting of the Bank Group’s 2023 Annual Meetings in May next year. The meetings, which comprise the 58th annual assembly of the African Development Bank and…

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    • African and other global leaders gather in Rotterdam for GCA summit ( September 5, 2022)
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“Africa has a Fever” – Former United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

African and other global leaders meeting in Rotterdam say the continent is at a tipping point for climate adaptation action

Two months to the 27th global climate summit (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, African and other global leaders have rallied in Rotterdam, to highlight the urgency of climate adaptation funding for the continent. The meetings—co-convened by the President of the African Development Bank Group Dr Akinwumi Adesina, CEO of the…

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    • African Development Bank Vice President Dr. Beth Dunford speaks at a pre-AGRF Summit event centered on the Bank's new African Emergency Food Production Facility (1)
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African Development Bank sponsor of African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)

Bank to participate in more than a dozen AGRF events

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) returns as a top-tier partner of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) – Africa’s largest agriculture conference – taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 6-9 September 2022. On Monday, the Bank kicked off its AGRF 2022 activities by co-organizing a pre-forum side event focused on the…

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    • Cabo Verde PM José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva with African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina at a July meeting in Abidjan
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African Development Bank president to inaugurate Port of Maio during visit to Cabo Verde

The President will travel to Cabo Verde at the invitation of Prime Minister, Dr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva

African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina will inaugurate the upgraded Port of Maio on Wednesday during a three-day visit to Cabo Verde. The President will travel to Cabo Verde at the invitation of Prime Minister, Dr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva. In 2018, the African Development Bank…

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Statement delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group, at the Africa Climate Adaptation Summit, Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 5, 2022

Africa needs a lot of financing to tackle climate change

Your Excellencies, I wish to thank you all for honoring the invitation from former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, Chairman of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), Prof. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of GCA, and myself, to this Africa Climate Adaptation Summit. I wish to thank Prime Minister Rutte for…

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    • Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba (center) and other delegates at the opening of Africa Climate Week in Libreville.
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2022 Africa Climate Week: Experts Discuss Africa’s Needs and Priorities Ahead of Conference of Parties 27 (COP27)

More than 1200 delegates attended the event, which opened in Libreville, Gabon on Monday, 29 August

Amid a call for urgent action to safeguard the continent from climate change, Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba opened the 2022 Africa Climate Week by highlighting his country’s efforts to boost climate action and calling for continuous collective efforts. “For more than ten years, we have intensified our efforts to…