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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) endorses Adesina for second term as President of the African Development Bank

Adesina is a renowned development economist and the first Nigerian to serve as President of the Bank Group

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed the candidacy of African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President Akinwumi Adesina for a second term at the helm of the institution. The decision was announced at the end of the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and…

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African Development Bank climate change initiative: Top experts form the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism board

The Bank established the interim executive board of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (ABM) on 4 October 2019

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has appointed a group of renowned experts to the board of a continental initiative to mobilize financing for resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. The Bank established the interim executive board of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (ABM) (https://bit.ly/2NezjGi) on 4 October 2019. The…

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African Development Bank VP Amadou Hott joins new Senegal Cabinet

Amadou Hott joined the African Development Bank in 2016

President Macky Sall of Senegal has announced the appointment of Amadou Hott, Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth at the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), as Minister of the Economy, Planning and International Partnerships. According to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, "I am delighted…

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African Development Bank: Professor Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, named among world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy”

Nyong chosen by London-based peer-to-peer learning platform Apolitical for his impact on influencing climate policy on the continent

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce  the nomination of Professor Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’ by Apolitical, a peer-to-peer learning platform for governments. Nyong, a pioneering and globally recognized climate change…

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Afe Babalola University Confers Honorary Doctorate Degree on African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In his acceptance address, Adesina lauded the Institution as an epitome of academic excellence commended its high standards of discipline

The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti,  Nigeria, has conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa on the President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina in recognition of his immense contributions to socio-economic development on the continent. John Olachy Momoh, Chairman of Channels Media Group, Nigeria’s multi award-winning television station…

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Senior appointments at the African Development Bank

Mr. Alan Bacarese has been appointed the Director for Integrity and Anti-Corruption in the Office of the President with effect from January 1, 2019

The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, is pleased to announce the following senior appointments. Director, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Mr. Alan Bacarese has been appointed the Director for Integrity and Anti-Corruption in the Office of the President with effect from January 1, 2019. Alan,…

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Nigerian Defence Academy Confers Honors on African Development President Akinwumi Adesina

In his response, Adesina lauded the academy as one of Nigeria’s finest bastions of academic, military, character and leadership training and commended its values of discipline, hard work, integrity, and patriotism

The Nigerian Defence Academy, the country’s leading military and academic institution, has conferred honorary doctorate degrees in Management Science on three prominent individuals, including African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina. For more photographs: https://bit.ly/2Ct0c6A The other recipients were Muhammadu Indimi, Chairman, Oriental Energy and a career military officer, retired…

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President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina eulogizes Kofi A. Annan

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina eulogizes Kofi A. Annan: It is with much sadness that I learnt today of the death of Mr. Kofi A. Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations.  He was a great personal mentor and father to me. His simplicity, decency,…

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African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

He was a staunch advocate of the Bank’s ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’, a partnership-driven effort which aims to achieve universal access to energy in Africa by 2025

The African Development Bank (www.AFDB.org) has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s passing, Africa and the entire world has…

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The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Kapil Kapoor as Director General, Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office

He has led numerous development initiatives in diverse country settings, ranging from fragile states like Afghanistan and Somalia

The African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/en/) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Kapil Kapoor as Director General, Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office with effect from 1st September 2018. Dr Kapoor, a citizen of India, has been the Director for Strategy and Operational Policies since February 2012, when he joined the African Development Bank. He has an established track record of effectively…