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African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

The goal is to expand the program to 130 centres of excellence across Africa over a 10-year period

After graduating from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a degree in Communication and Language Arts in 2016, Olashile Odetola could not find a job. But an online learning program piloted by the African Development Bank has given her two “gifts”: digital skills and a sense of confidence. Odetola,…

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25th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP 25): ‘Africa’s future depends on solidarity’ Leaders and development partners rally around climate change goals

Speakers called for a united front to tackle the challenges of climate change in Africa

There was standing room only as ministers, diplomats, activists and journalists gathered at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid to mark Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting. Speakers called for a united front to tackle the challenges of climate change in Africa. In the opening statement for Africa…

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“Let’s address skills mismatch in jobs for the youth,” speaker tells African Economic Conference

According to Adamon Mukasa, senior researcher at the African Development Bank, under-skilled youth represented 28.9% of Africa’s population

The second day of the 2019 African Economic Conference, exploring ways to create jobs for Africa’s youth,  focused on the youth skills gap issue across the continent. The conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh is hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) in partnership with the United…

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Africa Day at COP 25 takes stock of climate talks

Africa Day marks Africa’s presence and participation at the various United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) sessions since COP 17

What:              Africa Day When:             10 December 2019     Where:            Room 3, Hall 4 at IFEMA Conference Centre, Madrid Time:              18:30 to 20:00 Who:               Jointly organized by the African Union Commission, African Development Bank (http://AfDB.org/), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa       Officials, experts, activists and journalists…

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African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa launches “game changing” digital marketplace for the continent’s fashion creators

The aim is to connect suppliers, buyers, manufacturers and distributors to consumers and investors - to increase access and grow markets

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets. The launch took place on 25 November at the Global Gender Summit, a gathering of more than 1,500 representatives…

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African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

The goal is to scale up the program to 130 centers of excellence across the continent over a 10-year period

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and technology firm Microsoft (https://bit.ly/2LiaqcU) today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform (https://Coding4Employment.org/), an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to…

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CORRECTION - 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa: Technology and innovation will help speed up removal of land sector corruption in Africa - African Development Bank

The African Development Bank is committed to working with its partners to improve governance in land administration as part of efforts to boost agriculture production

African countries must act faster to purge corruption in the land sector by harnessing technology and innovation, African Development Bank (AfDB.org) Senior Vice President Charles Boamah urged on Monday. Boamah, who was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders at a conference on Land Policy in Africa in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, also…

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2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa: Technology and Innovation Will Help Speed Up Removal of Land Sector Corruption in Africa - African Development Bank

The African Development Bank is committed to working with its partners to improve governance in land administration as part of efforts to boost agriculture production

African countries must act faster to purge corruption in the land sector by harnessing technology and innovation, African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) Senior Vice President Charles Boamah urged on Monday. Boamah, who was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders at a conference on Land Policy in Africa in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan,…

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Gender equality: It’s time for disruption, time to shatter the status quo, we can’t afford to wait!

Women make up over 40% of African business owners yet only 2% are able to access finance according to a Mckinsey report

By Vanessa Moungar, Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society If you are a gender champion, then you are familiar with the discussions around the glass cliff.  The story of women eager to defy the odds, accepting leadership roles at times of crisis, when the chance of failure is the highest. The…

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World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation Launch Fellowship for Young African Agribusiness Innovators

The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans

The World Food Prize Foundation and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses…