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Dakar 2 Summit: Partnership to deliver technologies to farmers to feed Africa – says Adesina

The panel discussion was part of the three-day Dakar 2 Food Summit which was opened on Wednesday by Senegalese President Macky Sall

Africa’s push for food sovereignty and resilience depends on investments and partnerships, African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) president Akinwumi Adesina said on Thursday at the Dakar 2 Food Summit a food summit in Senegal. Speaking during a panel discussion on Building Multilateral partnership and financing support, Dr Adesina outlined how…

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    • Senegal: African Development Bank provides an additional €5.01 million for the Diamniadio Digital Technology Park
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Senegal: African Development Bank provides an additional €5.01 million for the Diamniadio Digital Technology Park

With this new loan, the Bank is assuming 87% of the €73.62 million total project cost, with the Senegalese government contributing the equivalent of € 9.64 million

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on 8 December 2022 approved additional financing of €5.01 million for the future Digital Technology Park in Diamniadio, Senegal.  The African Development Bank Group thus confirms its support for the project, initiated in 2016 thanks to an initial loan…

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    • Professor Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Special advisor on pharmaceuticals and health infrastructure to the Bank’s president, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina
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African Development Bank Group Appoints Professor Padmashree Gehl Sampath as Special Advisor for Pharmaceuticals and Health Infrastructure to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

Professor Gehl Sampath has also been working with the African Development Bank Group on the conceptualization of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation since 2021

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has appointed renowned Professor Padmashree Gehl Sampath as a special advisor on pharmaceuticals and health infrastructure to the Bank’s president, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. She will also be leading the technical work related to the setting up of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new pan-African…

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    • Participants in a group photograph at the end of the RASME Project launch in Angola
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Angola launches Information and Communications Technology (ICT) initiative for remote monitoring and evaluation of development projects

RASME is a set of real-time digital data-gathering tools and processes that enable the Bank, its clients and development partners to better prepare projects

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has rolled out the Remote Appraisal, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation (RASME) project in Angola, following a three-day training session in the capital, Luanda. RASME is a set of real-time digital data-gathering tools and processes that enable the Bank, its clients and development partners to better…

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Africa Development Bank and African Union Commission Sign $9.73 Million Grant Agreement to Drive Digital Market Development in Africa

The signing ceremony took place on November 17 at AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) have signed a grant agreement to implement Phase 1 of the Upstream Project for Digital Market Development in Africa. The signing ceremony took place on November 17 at AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AUC Commissioner for Economic…

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    • L-R: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Abu Bakarr Karim; Senegal’s Minister of Agriculture, Ali Ngouille; Norwegian Minister of International Development, Anne Beathe Tvinnereim; African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina; Ghana’s Minister of Food and Agriculture, Owusu Afriyie Akoto; World Bank Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa, Simeon Ehui; and IFAD Vice-President for Knowledge and Strategy, Jo Puri.
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Conference of the Parties (COP27): African Ministers Explore Ways to Scale up Food Production to Feed the Continent, Bolster Resilience

During the special ministerial session, there was a strong consensus that Africa can feed itself if supported with green financing and climate-smart technology to boost agriculture productivity

African agriculture ministers attending the United Nations climate summit in Egypt reiterated a commitment to work with development partners to unlock the continent’s agriculture potential. During the special ministerial session, there was a strong consensus that Africa can feed itself if supported with green financing and climate-smart technology to boost…

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    • Kimplante, one of the winners of the AAAP YouthADAPT challenges engages a local community on drought resistant seedlings.
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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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    • Alex Musyoka, VIEBEG Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer (centre), explaining to a customer the importance of being a data-driven healthcare provider.
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How Rwanda is Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Healthcare

Viebeg Technologies, a venture capital-backed Health Tech company, is helping to expand access to affordable health care in Central and East Africa by aiding healthcare facilities in procuring supplies in real-time

Drug stock-outs and shortage of medical equipment in health facilities in Rwanda are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to an innovation that is addressing procurement constraints. Viebeg Technologies, a venture capital-backed Health Tech company, is helping to expand access to affordable health care in Central and East Africa…

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Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8): African Development Bank to complement Japan Africa Dream Scholarship with African Science, Technology and Innovation Fund – Dr. Adesina

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship program awards two-year scholarships to high-achieving African students to pursue post-graduate studies in priority development areas across Africa and in Japan

African Development Bank head Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, has commended the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development Grant, established by the Bank and the government of Japan, for its support to the Japan Africa Dream Scholarship program. The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship program awards two-year scholarships to high-achieving African students…

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    • African Development Bank’s “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” initiative wins National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award
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African Development Bank’s “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” initiative wins National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award

The National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence award is the third international communications recognition for the Bank’s TAAT initiative

America’s largest organization of journalists and media professionals of color has named the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) a “Salute to Excellence” award winner for the Bank’s communication around its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program. The National Association of Black Journalists cited the Bank’s excellence in online media relations and…