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First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…

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Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7): PM Shinzo Abe says Japan will help double Africa’s rice production by 2030

“We must end hunger in Africa. Yes, we must! Hunger diminishes our humanity” - Adesina urges

The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) symposium held on Wednesday during TICAD7. “Japanese technology can play a key role…

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African leaders share their vision for an integrated continent

The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings

Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development. The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) 2019 Annual Meetings. The panelists – President Teodoro Obiang Nguema…

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African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…

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African Development Bank, Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS), sign agreement for study on Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway

The proposed Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway, a six-lane (3-lane dual) motorway, will connect the countries via Ghana (Accra), Togo (Lomé) and Benin (Cotonou)

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria, marking a new step in building regional integration and trade. The proposed Abidjan-Lagos…

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Senegal: New African Delivery Units Network launched

Its purpose is to provide a unique platform for peer learning and sharing of best practices and expertise in the field

The African Delivery Units Network, a unique platform for government delivery units across the continent, has been launched in the Senegalese capital Dakar. The new network, spearheaded by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the President Delivery Unit of Senegal (Bureau Operational de Suivi du Plan Senegal Emergent), was launched…

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African Development Bank seeks partnerships to lift 1 billion people out of hunger globally

“We must not get carried away: we are not winning the war against global hunger”

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) called on global partners to join hands to lift one billion people worldwide out of hunger and said it was leading the way by investing US$24 billion in African agriculture over the next 10 years in the largest such effort ever. “We are not winning…

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African Development Bank Launches first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report

Africa-to-Africa Investment Report: A first look, finds that more African companies are investing in Africa

Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) new Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report, the first ever report on inter-African trade published by the Bank. The report unearths the realities African companies face when investing in…

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Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?

With over 800 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and more than two billion affected by malnutrition, food insecurity remains a real threat to global development

Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, says the answer is a resounding yes! He believes Africa does not need aid but disciplined investments. According to…

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African Development Bank President Adesina calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimize farmers' output

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world, has no reason spending US$ 35 billion a year importing food, Adesina tells Agriculture conference in U.S.

The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.afdb.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus strong government…