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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

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…

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Invitation to Pre-Africa Investment Forum Press Conference, Monday 29 November

The press conference will take place in hybrid format, with virtual and online participation

Dear members of the press, INVITATION TO PRE-AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM PRESS CONFERENCE, MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER I am delighted to invite you to participate in a pre-Africa Investment Forum press conference scheduled for Monday 29 November, from 12pm to 1pm GMT. The press conference will take place in hybrid format, with…

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Côte d'Ivoire: African Development Bank Mission Assesses Progress of Yamoussoukro Agro-industrial Project

The African Development Bank has provided $121 million in financing to the Bélier agro-industrial cluster

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Beth Dunford, led a mission to Cote d’Ivoire’s capital Yamoussoukro, on 16 September to assess progress on a Bank-supported agro-industrial cluster in Bélier. The mission, that included Marie-Laure Akin Olugbade, Director General for West Africa and Bank…

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Japan Credit Rating Agency reaffirms African Development Bank’s AAA rating with a stable outlook

The agency commended the African Development Bank for its strong member-country support, as evidenced by the seven general capital increases it has carried out to date

Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) long-term rating at AAA with a stable outlook. The agency commended the African Development Bank for its strong member-country support, as evidenced by the seven general capital increases it has carried out to date. The report reflected on…

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Fitch affirms Triple A-rating of the African Development Bank, Outlook stable

Fitch said the triple-A rating was driven by the ‘extraordinary support’ of the Bank’s shareholders

Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) credit rating at ‘AAA’, with a stable outlook. Fitch said the triple-A rating was driven by the ‘extraordinary support’ of the Bank’s shareholders. Fitch views the Bank’s risk-management policies as ‘conservative’ and assesses them as ‘excellent’, in line with AAA-rated peers.…