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CHANGE OF VENUE: African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity”

What: Presentation of the 2019 African Economic Outlook report When: 8 February 2019  Location: Small Conference Hall 1, AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Time: 8.30 – 10.30 am The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (https://bit.ly/2Djcpf8) (AEO) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly…

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African Development Bank President Adesina confident of “very promising future” for continent

The Bank expects growth of 4% this year and 4.1% in 2020

"The future of our continent is looking very promising indeed," African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina declared in the opening words of his address to diplomats  at a lunch organised today, Tuesday, in Abidjan. Adesina referred to the Bank’s recent flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook 2019 (https://bit.ly/2yXn4pr), which noted that…

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African Development Bank, Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS), sign agreement for study on Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway

The proposed Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway, a six-lane (3-lane dual) motorway, will connect the countries via Ghana (Accra), Togo (Lomé) and Benin (Cotonou)

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria, marking a new step in building regional integration and trade. The proposed Abidjan-Lagos…

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African road safety leadership program kicks off in Abidjan

The program, which runs till 8th February, is intended to develop leadership capabilities in road safety planning, implementation, management, and operations; and ultimately help reduce the number of road crashes on the roads of Africa

The second Road Safety Leadership Program organized by the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership hosted by the World Bank) (www.SSATP.org), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), kicked off at the Bank’s Headquarters in Abidjan on 4th February. The program, which runs till 8th February, is…

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African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity”

From: 8/02/2019 To: 8/02/2019 Location: Medium Conference Hall, AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) (https://bit.ly/2Djcpf8) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on…

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Media Advisory: 2018 African Economic Conference “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development”

The Conference is jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB)

What: The 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development”.  The Conference is jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org). …

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Women Must Redesign the table, and not just expect to be at the table, says Ģraça Machel

Graca Machel spoke during the 22nd Eminent Speakers’ Lecture of the African Development Institute held at the Babacar N’diaye Auditorium in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Dame Graça Machel, one of Africa’s foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, has called on African women and policy makers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent’s business and economic, political and policy space. “Africa’s socio-economic transformation will only be realized once we…

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African Development Bank, International Financial Institutions Launch First-ever Co-Guarantee Platform

The Bank and its partners created the Co-Guarantee Platform for Africa, an innovative and collective de-risking instrument, to address the perceived high risk across the continent

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) alongside Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) (www.ICIEC.com), African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-ACA.org) and GuarantCo, on Wednesday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a Co-Guarantee Platform (CGP). This initiative, the first of its kind and being promoted by…

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African Development Bank urges power sector to capitalize on women’s capabilities

Women represent only 20 percent of employees in the African power sector and less than ten percent of engineers

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), in partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of Centers of Excellence (ANCEE) organized a three-day seminar on “Promoting Gender Equality in the African Power Sector” at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The seminar brought together…

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African Development Bank Boosts Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy with close to $2 Million

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), of which the Government of Japan is a major donor, along with the Austrian Government and the African Development Bank, will contribute $923,570 and $988,202 to finance the Bank’s Fashionomics Africa Digital Marketplace and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lab (eLab) programs

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) (http://bit.ly/2xAJfTU), has provided funds totaling nearly US $2 million to its Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative. FAPA, of which the Government of Japan is a major donor, along with the Austrian Government and the African Development Bank, will contribute…