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An African Development Bank project is creating skills and new jobs for the youth in Sierra Leone

The project has seen the training of young people in plumbing and business management

An African Development Bank-funded (http://www.AfDB.org) project in Sierra Leone is fast building technical and business skills for young people in the country. Approved by the bank’s board four years ago, the Freetown Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Aquatic Environment Revamping Project has strongly supported training and helped form micro and small…

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    • Thousands of youths in Malawi have gained employment and some have even created jobs for their peer
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African Development Fund helps create thousands of jobs for youth in Malawi

The objective was to improve the employability of the country's youth — women and men — by providing them with decent work, thereby promoting their economic empowerment

Thousands of youths in Malawi have gained employment and some have even created jobs for their peers, thanks to a project supported by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). The Jobs for Youth in Malawi project implemented between 2017 and 2022 has helped develop an entrepreneurial culture among young people, from…

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Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) Webinar: Innovation Essential for Climate-Smart Future, But it's Not Enough

The webinar highlighted the potential of climate-smart and digital agriculture in attracting young people and thereby rejuvenating an aging global agricultural sector

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, is dubbed ‘African COP’ as the impact of climate change on African countries will be a key theme of discussions. Agriculture and food systems will also be a critical focus of COP27, with Saturday, 12 November, dedicated to both themes, in addition…

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    • (Left to right) Managing Director, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Yemisi Edun, and Director General, African Development Bank, Nigeria Country Department, Lamin Barrow, after they signed a USD 50 million Loan Agreement for a Line of Credit in favour of FCMB, in Lagos, on Monday (1)
    • (Left to right) Managing Director, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Yemisi Edun, and Director General, African Development Bank, Nigeria Country Department, Lamin Barrow, after they signed a USD 50 million Loan Agreement for a Line of Credit in favour of FCMB, in Lagos, on Monday (2)
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African Development Bank launches scheme to improve livelihoods for youths in three African countries

The Creating Sustainable Youth MSMEs Through Urban Farming initiative will support young farmers in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has launched a multinational project to create jobs and improve livelihoods for youth in three African countries. The Creating Sustainable Youth MSMEs Through Urban Farming (SYMUF) initiative will support young farmers in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda, who are attracted…

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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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African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment Program Selects 500 Digital Ambassadors to Lead Peer-to-Peer Training Model

The Bank and its technical partner, Microsoft, selected the Digital Ambassadors from more than 21,000 applications received from all over Africa

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Coding for Employment program has selected 500 changemakers, 45% of whom are women, from four countries for the pilot Digital Ambassadors Program. The selected Digital Ambassadors will embark on a three-month course during which they will be equipped with in-demand digital skills, such as software…

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Africa Investment Forum showcases major projects, including $15.6 billion Abidjan-Lagos Highway

Among the transactions presented were four transport infrastructure deals and four transactions focused on energy and power

On the margins of the African Development Bank Group’s (www.AfDB.org) 2022 Annual Meetings, the Africa Investment Forum convened investors to promote the power of the platform to draw critical investment to the continent. The investor roundtable on 25 May came at a time when capital flows are in flux in…

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African Development Bank hosts consultations with governments to promote its blueprint to equip Africa’s workforce with in-demand skills

The Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa Action Plan is anchored in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (2016–2025), which seeks to create 25 million jobs and equip 50 million youth with relevant skills

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) hosted virtual consultations with African government ministers, representatives of the African Union, government officials, and academics to gather views on the implementation of the Bank’s Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa Action Plan for 2022-2025. The first session on 12 April focused on countries…

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African Development Bank begins EDGE certification programme

More than 200 companies are already working on or have achieved EDGE certification, including several multilateral development banks

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has begun the process of becoming certified under the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality, or EDGE (https://bit.ly/3sRNVl0), Certification programme, the leading global assessment certification for gender and intersectional equity in the workplace. The Bank made the announcement on Monday, at an official online launch held…

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Can women benefit from green jobs? “Yes, but…” says report by UN Women, African Development Bank

The report, titled Green Jobs for Women in Africa, points out that women are well-positioned to benefit from primary-level jobs that will be created but not higher-paying ones

The transition to a green economy is expected to create many new jobs around the world, including in sub-Saharan Africa. But will the economic transformation offer women access to higher-paying, more stable jobs? According to a new report released by UN Women and the African Development Bank, the short answer…