Africa Investments 

200 Days Countdown Event to the 2021 World Forestry Congress

Forests are at the heart of a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic – that was the key message that emerged in the 200 Days Countdown Event to the 15th World Forestry Congress. The event, organised on 9 November by the Korea Forest Service, sought to draw international attention to the upcoming 2021 Congress in Seoul, themed, “Building a green, healthy and resilient future with forests”. In a video message, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged nations to “take decisive action” on climate change, which is fuelled by forest…

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Africa Investments 

Gender and Sustainable Energy Country Briefs for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda Global Launch

What: Global launch of the Gender and Sustainable Energy Country Briefs for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda Who: African Development Bank, Climate Investment Funds and ENERGIA When: 24 November 2020 – 13:00-14:30 GMT | 14:00-15:30 CET | 16:00-17:30 EAT Where: Virtual event. Register here. The African Development Bank, the Climate Investment Funds and ENERGIA are pleased to invite you to the Global launch of the Gender and Energy Country Briefs for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda on 24 November 2020. This event will present key data on the nexus between…

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Africa Investments 

Digital Technical and Vocational Education and Training

What:  Webinar on innovative solutions and best practices to support Digital Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Africa Who: Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and FESTO When: Thursday, 26th November 2020, from 12:00 to 14:00 GMT Where: Via Zoom | Register here | Official Hashtag: #DTVET The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and FESTO are pleased to invite you to the online colloquium – facilitated by the African Development Bank – on Digital Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET). The…

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Africa Investments 

Virtual launch of the African Petroleum Legislation Atlas Platform

What: Virtual launch of the African Petroleum Legislation Atlas Platform Who: African Development Bank When: Thursday, 26 November 13:00 to 14:20 GMT Where: Virtual (Via Zoom) The African Legal Support Facility and the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank will host the virtual launch of the African Petroleum Legislation Atlas (APLA) Project pilot phase on 26 November 2020 at 13:00 GMT via Zoom. The objective of the APLA Project is to support African countries to maximize petroleum resource benefits by: (i) promoting transparency, accessibility and comparison of…

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Development Health Advice 

UNICEF planning ‘mammoth operation’ to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

Etleva Kadilli, Director of UNICEF’s Supply Division, highlighted the importance of the partnership to ensure capacity for the massive undertaking.  “As work continues to develop COVID-19 vaccines, UNICEF is stepping-up efforts with airlines, freight operators, shipping lines and other logistics associations to deliver life-saving vaccines as quickly and safely as possible,” she said.  “This invaluable collaboration will go a long way to ensure that enough transport capacity is in place for this historic and mammoth operation. We need all hands on deck as we get ready to deliver COVID-19 vaccine…

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Africa Investments 

African Development Bank’s investments are transforming the continent, unlocking economic potential, and spurring development – 2020 ADER report

From agro-processing initiatives to energy, transportation and water and sanitation services, transformative investments by the African Development Bank are paving the way to unlock Africa’s economic potential, according to the 2020 Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER), released on Friday. The report, which analysed the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s development in 2019 is themed Building resilient African economies. “Our goal has been and always will be to transform Africa through investments that make a difference to those who need it most. We are a bank that invests in people,” said Bank…

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Africa Investments 

Meet the African Development Bank experts moving Africa’s industrialization agenda forward

Industrializing Africa is one of the High 5 strategic priorities of the African Development Bank. Each year, Africa Industrialization Week offers key stakeholders an opportunity to reflect on how the continent can catalyze industrial growth. A week of events culminates in Africa Industrialization Day, celebrated every year on 20 November. This year’s theme is Inclusive and sustainable industrialization in the AfCFTA era. Let’s meet the industrialization experts at the African Development Bank, those pushing the agenda forward on behalf of the continent. Abdu Mukhtar, Director of Industrial and Trade Development…

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Development Health Advice 

COVID cases surge amid growing threat from antimicrobial resistance – WHO chief 

“Across Europe and North America, hospitals and ICU units are filling up or are full”, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said at a regular press briefing in Geneva.  While sharing “more good news from vaccine trials, which continues to give us hope of ending the pandemic”, he upheld the need to continue to “use the tools we have to interrupt the chains of transmission and save lives”.   Unwinding ‘century of medical progress’  The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the “intimate relationship between humans, animals…

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Africa Investments 

Africa Industrialisation Day: African Development Bank calls for faster industrialisation of African economies

At the forefront of promoting smart industrial policies and mobilising infrastructure development funding for Africa, the African Development Bank on Africa Industrialization Day 2020, urges the continent to accelerate industrialization for the transformation of African economies. The African Development Bank counts Industrializing Africa as one of its High-5  key strategic aims, critical for the transformation of African economies.   “Industrialization, where we add value to what we competitively produce and then export, and also trade among ourselves on the back of the AfCFTA within a market of 1.3 billion people,…

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Africa Investments 

Africa Industrialization Day: Unlocking Africa’s “value-added” industrial potential

Africa Industrialisation Day, which falls on Friday, mobilizes the commitment of the international community to the continent’s industrialisation and gives us the opportunity to reflect on the Bank’s impact in this sector, one of its High 5 priorities.  From oil to cocoa, cotton to vanilla, Africa is rich in naturual resources but its heavy dependence on commodity exports means it has yet to take full advantage of the added value that processing raw materials and manufacturing can bring. The African Development Bank is working to change this by promoting successful…

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