Africa Investments 

Series of Webinars – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

What:  Series of Webinars – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Who: African Development Bank – Mozambique Country Office When:  From 30 November to 8 December Where:  Virtual sessions from Maputo, Mozambique This year, the 16 Days of Activism campaign will take the form of a series of reflections around gender-based violence (GBV), in a year in which all communities have felt the devastating health and socio-economics impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures, reports showed an alarming increase in…

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Bénin : dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé, au sud-est du pays, la Banque africaine de développement accompagne la productivité et l’accroissement des…

Bénin : dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé, au sud-est du pays, la Banque africaine de développement accompagne la productivité et l’accroissement des filières agricoles porteuses (rapport) | African Development Bank – Building today, a better Africa tomorrow <!–African Development Bank Group Follow and like us:

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More can be done to plan ahead and improve preparedness for flooding in West Africa, says Head of Climate Change and Green Growth

Early warning systems, contingency planning and local action can strengthen West Africa’s responses to increasingly frequent severe flooding, but more investment is needed in forecasting, panelists said in a recent webinar organized by the African Development Bank. “We need to explore new and innovative approaches to better forecast and communicate floods and early warning information,” said Anthony Nyong, the Bank’s Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, in his opening remarks for the webinar Flood Forecasting and Early Warning in West Africa: Gaps, Innovation, and Lessons Learned. In 2019 alone,…

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Youssou N’Dour, Graca Machel, Akinwumi Adesina discuss building back better after COVID-19 at Civil Society Forum

Artists should be on the frontline of Africa’s development, given their pivotal role as communicators, Youssou N’Dour, musician, businessman and former Culture and Tourism Minister of Senegal, said at the opening of the 2020 African Development Bank Civil Society Forum. The two-day CSO Forum kicked off on Thursday under the theme “Engaging Civil Society in building back better after COVID-19”. The virtual event opened with remarks from senior Bank officials, including Wambui Gichuri, Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Vanessa Moungar, Director for Gender, Women and Civil…

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New African Development Bank-CIF-ENERGIA country briefs spur action towards gender inclusion in Africa’s energy sector

The African Development Bank, the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy have jointly launched country briefs offering new insight into gender and energy in Africa. The briefs, covering the East African states of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, also guide future gender-sensitive development sector projects to ensure men and women reap the benefits of energy interventions. The launch concluded the “Gender and Sustainable Energy Access in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda” virtual event, hosted by the Bank on 24 November 2020. The…

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African Development Bank’s Civil Society Committee holds first virtual statutory meeting, announces new committee representatives

The African Development Bank has held the first virtual statutory meeting of the new African Development Bank-Civil Society Committee ahead of the Civil Society Forum to be held on 26-27 November 2020.  The committee, which met on Tuesday, aims to build stronger partnerships with the African civil society community by enhancing communications and raising awareness on the Bank’s work in their respective regions and sectors. Building on the positive results from the previous committee, the Bank’s Civil Society and Community Engagement Division, which serves as the committee’s secretariat, facilitated the…

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Put small-scale traders at the heart of efforts to accelerate trade and investment in Africa post COVID-19

Industry experts meeting this week for a virtual discussion focused on resetting, retooling and restarting regional integration in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, underscored the importance of putting small scale traders at the heart of any initiatives. The joint webinar, organized on Tuesday by  the African Development Bank and Korea Customs Service(KCS), looked at service sectors, e-commerce, digital platforms and value chain development as critical factors for accelerating trade and investment in Africa against the backdrop of the global pandemic. The webinar was delivered in three sessions,…

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Appointments and reassignments at the African Development Bank

Mr. Ebrima Faal Director, Operations Committee Secretariat and Quality Assurance The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the reassignment of Mr. Ebrima Faal as the Director, Operations Committee Secretariat and Quality Assurance (OPSCOM), effective 1 October 2020. Mr. Faal, a Gambian national, has wide expertise in banking operations, administration and strategy, developed over nearly 25 years of service at the African Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Prior to his reassignment, Mr. Faal was Senior Director for the Nigeria Country Office. He previously served in other capacities at…

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Fonds pour le Développement des Marchés des Capitaux : appel à propositions/projets

Le Fonds pour le développement des marchés des capitaux (CMDTF) accorde des subventions à diverses activités en Afrique de l’Ouest au niveau régional et national pour : Établir un marché des capitaux fonctionnel. Mobiliser les épargnes pour répondre aux besoins de crédit des agents économiques. Réduire le coût des intermédiaires. Diffuser des connaissances sur le développement des marchés des capitaux. Conformément au guide opérationnel et procédures du Fonds (2020), le secrétariat du CMDTF a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement d’un appel à propositions pour sa programmation de 2021. Pour soumettre vos…

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An Effective Response to COVID-19 impacts on Africa’s Aviation sector

WHAT: A high-level conference to build consensus on a coordinated approach to restarting and rebuilding the African Aviation industry WHO: The African Development Bank Group WHEN: Thursday, 3 December 2020 WHERE: Virtual  (Click here to register) The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the global aviation industry, including across Africa. According to Africa Union data, the continent’s tourism and travel sectors may lose $50 billion and at least 2 million direct and indirect jobs. In response, The African Development Bank is hosting a high-level virtual conference titled, Coordinating…

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