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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…

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African Development Bank President attends Morocco’s Fête du Trône celebrations

In nearly 50 years of partnership, the African Development Bank Group has provided over US$10 billion in development financing to Morocco

The President of the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, participated in the Fête du Trône (Throne Day) ceremony, marking the 19th  anniversary of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI’s accession to the throne. Other international personalities present at the ceremony, which was held on Monday, July 30, 2018…

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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…

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The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Vice President for Finance and Chief Finance Officer

Ms. Tshabalala brings 26 years of experience in finance, treasury management and capital market operations

The African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/en/) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Vice President for Finance and Chief Finance Officer for the African Development Bank Group, effective from August 1, 2018. Ms. Tshabalala, a citizen of South Africa, is currently the Executive Director of…

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The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mateus Magala as Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources, effective from September 1, 2018

He worked earlier at the African Development Bank from 2008-2015 in various roles

The African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/en/) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mateus Magala as Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources, effective from September 1, 2018. Dr. Magala, a citizen of Mozambique, is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity of Mozambique (EDM).…

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African Development Bank and Portuguese-speaking countries sign declaration to spur economic development in Lusophone Africa

“Compact” seeks to attract increased private investment opportunities

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) have signed a Declaration to support the “Development Finance Compact for the Lusophone Countries of Africa”. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and Maria do Carmo Silveira, Executive Secretary of CLPL, signed the agreement…

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Africa50 Meeting: Kenyatta and Adesina call for accelerated private sector investment in infrastructure

Kenyatta announced Kenya would double its current shareholding investment in Africa50 to US$ 100 million

President Uhuru Kenyatta has made an urgent call for developing and funding bankable infrastructure projects to drive Africa’s growth agenda. In his keynote address at the Africa50 General Shareholders Meeting held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, President Kenyatta said support for bankable projects in energy, transport, ICT, water and sanitation provide…

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African Development Bank ranked 4th best company to work for in Africa

Of 100 companies listed, the top four include the World Bank Group, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and the African Development Bank

The 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey (https://goo.gl/pnrSsw) has ranked the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) the fourth best company to work with in Africa. Of 100 companies listed, the top four include the World Bank Group, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and the African Development Bank. To read the full…

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We have high hopes and expectations for your country, Adesina tells President of São Tomé and Príncipe

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture, established by the government to oversee phytosanitary inspections, received US $5 million in funding from the African Development Fund

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President, Akinwumi Adesina, met with São Tomé and Príncipe (https://goo.gl/oL4eNM) President Evaristo Carvalho on Wednesday, just as the Bank’s Board of Directors in Abidjan approved the island nation’s new Country Strategy Paper 2018-2022. “We have long been a supporter of your country and have great hopes…

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African Development Bank Launches Coding for Employment Program: Unleashing Africa’s Next Generation of Digital Innovators

Over the last 15 years, the African Development Bank has invested US $1.64 billion in programs to prepare youth for careers in science, technology and innovation

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation (www.RockeFellerFoundation.org), Microsoft (www.Microsoft.com) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com) – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this…