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    • Heads of world’s development banks focus on sustainable recovery for Africa, and call for more cooperation to scale up help for most vulnerable
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Heads of world’s development banks focus on sustainable recovery for Africa, and call for more cooperation to scale up help for most vulnerable

They said the third Finance in Common Summit, held for the first time in Africa, would be proof of commitment to reducing poverty and “future proofing” the planet

Heads of public development banks on Wednesday underlined the critical need to build resilience for fragile countries and to boost African countries’ capacity to tackle global emissions in a sustainable manner. Stressing the need to forge even stronger cooperation, they said the third Finance in Common Summit (www.FinanceInCommon.org), held for…

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    • With support from the African Development Fund, the Ivorian government is continuing its rural electrification program
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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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    • From left to right: Ahmed Attout of the African Development Bank, and Lassina Fofana of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations of Côte d'Ivoire signing a grant agreement
    • Ahmed Attout (left), of the African Development Bank Group and Lassina Fofana of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations of Côte d'Ivoire at the signing of a grant agreement between the two entities
    • Ahmed Attout and Lassina Fofana and their respective delegations at the signing of a grant agreement for the CDC-Côte d'Ivoire
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Côte d’Ivoire: African Development Bank signs grant agreement for $400,000 with Caisse des dépôts to support micro-enterprises

The grant will be sourced from the Capital Markets Development Trust Fund, a multi-donor fund administered by the African Development Bank

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed a grant agreement for $400,000 with the Caisse des dépôts et consignations of Côte d'Ivoire (CDC-CI). The funds will support CDC-CI to accelerate its activities to assist Ivorian small and medium-sized enterprises. The agreement was signed on 27 September 2022 in Abidjan. CDC-CI…

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    • From right to left, Joseph Ribeiro, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank for West Africa, Yéo Nahoua, Chief of Staff to the Ivorian Minister of Planning and Development, Siélé Silué, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister with responsibility for projects co-financed by technical and financial partners
    • Bank experts, Ivorian government representatives and other stakeholders came together for a workshop to discuss achievements of the Bank portfolio in 2022 and the plan for 2023-2027
    • Family photo of Bank experts, Ivorian government representatives, technical partners of Côte d'Ivoire, private sector and civil society representatives at the July 22 summing-up workshop for the four consultation days
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African Development Bank and Côte d'Ivoire start Preliminary Discussions for 2023-2027 Strategy

The discussions focused on the first version of the country diagnostic note, prepared by the Bank for Côte d'Ivoire, and the completion report of the Bank's 2018-2022 Country Strategy Paper (CSP)

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the government of Côte d'Ivoire initiated a preliminary dialogue in Abidjan on July 18-22, 2022, to lay the foundations for the Bank's strategy in Côte d'Ivoire over the next five years. Led by the Bank's Deputy Managing Director for West Africa, Joseph Ribeiro, the…

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    • Ms. Esther Dassanou, Coordinator of the African Development Bank’s AFAWA initiative, (second from left), Mr. Felix Anoblé, Cote d’Ivoire’s Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Handcrafts and Informal Sector (centre), and Mrs. Antonia Ngabala Sodonon, UN Women Representative in Cote d’Ivoire (second from right) at the Abidjan launch of the Blaatto platform
    • Minister Felix Anoblé (left) and UN Women’s Antonia Ngabala Sodonon signed an agreement for the management of the Blaatto platform during the launch ceremony
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Cote d’Ivoire: African Development Bank-supported Digital Platform will Support Women Farmers to Gain Access to Markets

The platform is part of a UN Women project in Cote d’Ivoire to strengthen women’s agricultural resilience to climate change

Women farmers in Cote d’Ivoire will more easily find markets for their crops, thanks to a digital platform recently launched by UN Women.  Blaatto (https://bit.ly/3k4dJFi), part of the UN agency’s Buy From Women initiative, is targeting women smallholder farmers and members of women-led agricultural cooperatives in the country’s central region…

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Comoros: African Development Fund commits $21.6 Million to Upgrade National Road Network

The project’s third phase will focus on improving the RN2 (Ourovéni-Foumbouni) in Grand Comores

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund approved on Thursday in Abidjan $21.6 million in grants for the third phase of the National Road Network Rehabilitation Program in the Union of Comoros. The grants comprise $14.1 million from the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African…

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    • Lionesses Digital Transformation Playbook for Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs offers first-person hacks, tactics and strategies for building businesses back from Covid-19 pandemic
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Lionesses Digital Transformation Playbook for Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs offers first-person hacks, tactics and strategies for building businesses back from Covid-19 pandemic

Report financed by African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative

A new guide for, and by, African women entrepreneurs provides first-hand tips on how to kick start and implement a digital transformation roadmap to build business resilience to Covid-19 and other shocks. The Digital Transformation Playbook for Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs is the first in a series of digital tools for…

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    • African sports greats inaugurate state of the art sports facility for disadvantaged youth in Côte d'Ivoire
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African sports greats inaugurate state of the art sports facility for disadvantaged youth in Côte d'Ivoire

Launched in 2003, ‘Giants of Africa’ uses basketball to educate and enrich the lives of African youth

There was a buzz in the air as young spectators found their seats. Their excitement bubbled over at the sight of three African greats: former iconic Chelsea Football Club star and legendary captain of the Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire, Didier Drogba; eight-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Fame American basketball…

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CORRECTION: Africa is the place to invest, visiting US congressional delegation acknowledges to African Development Bank chief

The congressman from New York and Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee was speaking during a visit to the African Development Bank Group on Saturday

United States Congressman Gregory Meeks has warned that the United States will only be part of the future if it invests in Africa now. The congressman from New York and Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee was speaking during a visit to the African Development Bank Group on…

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2021 Africa Investment Forum Postponed

The African Development Bank Group and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire wish to thank previously expected participants and delegations and look forward to hosting the event at a future date

Following consultations with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), the 2021 Africa Investment Forum scheduled for December 1-3, 2021, in Abidjan, is postponed until further notice. The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said: “The…