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African Development Bank Group team meet Swiss envoys from West Africa to discuss Africa’s development agenda

The envoys held a working luncheon, hosted by the Swiss assistant state secretary for Sub-Saharan Africa, Siri Walt, on Friday 20 January

Swiss ambassadors meeting in the Ivorian commercial capital Abidjan invited a senior management team from the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) to exchange views on development and cooperation. The envoys held a working luncheon, hosted by the Swiss assistant state secretary for Sub-Saharan Africa, Siri Walt, on Friday 20 January.…

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African Leaders and United States (U.S.) Government Affirm Commitment to Nutrition Investment for Africa on Margins of United States (U.S.)-African Leaders Summit

U.S. Government is committing $760 million to expand and scale agricultural programs that support farmers and communities around the world hit by rising food, fuel, and fertilizer prices

African leaders and the United States government have underlined the the need for increased investment and prioritization of nutrition across the African continent. The African Development  Bank through the African Leaders for Nutrition, the Nutrition CEO Council and the African Union Commission convened a high-level discussion on 12 December, on…

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2022 Africa Visa Openness Index Shows Improvement in Visa Policies Across Continent

The 2022 Africa Visa Openness Index (AVOI) report shows African countries making progress in their freedom of travel policies

Despite Covid-19 lockdowns and travel disruptions, 93% of African countries have maintained or improved their score relative to 2021; Two-thirds of African countries have adopted more liberal visa policies compared to six years ago. Download document: https://bit.ly/3BsBHDq The 2022 Africa Visa Openness Index (AVOI) report shows African countries making progress in…

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and French Development Agency (AFD) launch tool to support private businesses and public sector improve gender responsiveness

Gender Equality in Climate Action Accelerator will support users in assessing their climate strategies

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) and the French development agency AFD, in partnership with the Egyptian government, have launched the Gender Equality in Climate Action Accelerator (https://bit.ly/3TS57Bh). The Accelerator will support private sector companies improve the gender responsiveness of their corporate…

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Conference of the Parties (COP27): Germany commits €40 million to African Development Bank Group’s Climate Action Window initiative for fragile African states

The High Ambition Coalition organized the session titled, Putting good quality adaptation finance in the spotlight at COP27

Germany has committed €40 million to the African Development Bank Group's (http://www.AfDB.org) Climate Action Window (http://bit.ly/3TJVww8) , German State Secretary for Economic Cooperation and Development Jochen Flasbarth has announced.  The contribution is to support climate adaptation in fragile African states. Flasbarth made the announcement during a ministerial panel for climate-vulnerable…

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United Kingdom Steps up Climate Adaptation Finance Support for Africa

The UK will provide £200 million to the African Development Bank Group’s Climate Action Window, a new mechanism set up to channel climate finance to help vulnerable countries

The United Kingdom has announced a significant increase in its financial support to the poorest African countries that bear the brunt of climate change.  Speaking alongside African leaders at COP27 in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly confirmed the UK will provide £200 million…

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KEIZAI DOYUKAI, African Development Bank Group sign letter of intent to strengthen cooperation and business ties between Japan and Africa

The DOYUKAI, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of Japanese business leaders, is envisaging the creation of an “Impact Fund” to build an impact investment ecosystem in Africa

KEIZAI DOYUKAI, or the Japan Association of Corporate Executives today signed a statement of intent with the African Development Bank Group to foster closer collaboration and to strengthen business ties between Japan and Africa. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum Market Days 2022, taking place…

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African Development Bank, United Kingdom and London Market Insurers Enter New Risk Transfer Partnership for Climate Action

The Room to Run Sovereign transaction was structured with the intention of scaling up the African Development Bank Group’s commitments to climate finance by up to $2 billion

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/), the government of the United Kingdom and three globally recognized insurance companies have closed on a new and innovative risk sharing transaction known as the Room to Run Sovereign.   The Room to Run Sovereign transaction was structured with the intention of scaling up the…

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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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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…