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29 Aug 2019 description

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

Yokohama, Japan, 28 August 2019 – The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Cooporation 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 in innovation which is key to agriculture,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told delegates.

16 Jul 2019 description

The African Development Bank and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM/UNCCD), in partnership with UN Women, are joining forces to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders to tackle climate change.

25 Jun 2019 description

The African Development Bank has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa.

The Bank co-hosted the workshop with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the African Green Revolution Alliance, the World Economic Forum and Rabobank for the Food Systems Action Platform (FSAP) for West Africa at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 20-21 June.

21 Jun 2019 description

Le 24 juin 2019, la Banque africaine de développement tiendra, en collaboration avec ses partenaires, une rencontre régionale de sensibilisation à la nutrition pour les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale. La rencontre permettra de présenter les moyens nécessaires à une maîtrise des infrastructures de la matière grise de l’Afrique grâce à des investissements judicieux dans la nutrition, capables de catalyser la croissance socio-économique et renforcer la prospérité de ces pays.

14 Jun 2019 description

This eighth edition of the Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance is an overview of climate finance committed in 2018 by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) and the World Bank Group (WBG). In addition, this year’s report summarises information on climate finance tracking from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

15 May 2019 description

While Africa enjoys unprecedented economic development and strong demographic and urban growth, large parts of the continent are also highly vulnerable and already face the dramatic consequences of climate change. Local governments, civil society and the youth are getting increasingly vocal, asking more commitment at all levels to fight climate change. This makes Africa a key player in the global challenge to meet goals set in the Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and to adapt to climate change. Across the region, cities and local authorities are moving forward.

28 Mar 2019 description

Fighting climate change with robust implementation of national commitments and partnerships was the main thrust of African Development Bank’s Director of Climate Change and Green Growth, Dr. Anthony Nyong’s closing remarks at the end of Africa Climate Week.

21 Mar 2019 description

Experts from the Malabo Montpellier (MaMo) Panel and the African Development Bank, meeting in Abidjan to synthesise three new reports developed by the MaMo Panel, have called for increased momentum by African leaders to ensure sustainable results in agriculture.

The experts met during a joint policy seminar, held on 18 March in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

21 Mar 2019 description

D’est en ouest du continent, les projets que le Fonds africain de développement (FAD) finance pour améliorer les infrastructures et les moyens de subsistance transforment les économies et créent de nouvelles dynamiques qui promeuvent l’intégration régionale, les échanges commerciaux et le renforcement de la sécurité alimentaire des pays.

14 Mar 2019 description

Au lendemain de la première conférence des Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement des pays membres de la Commission Climat pour la Région du Sahel, tenue le 25 février 2019 à Niamey, au Niger, la Banque africaine de développement a co-présidé une table ronde des bailleurs de fonds portant sur le financement du Plan d’investissement climat pour la région (PIC-RS 2018-2030), et le Programme prioritaire pour catalyser les investissements climatiques au Sahel (PPCI 2020-2025).

14 Mar 2019 description
  • Bank to launch ‘Green Baseload’ Facility to provide concessional finance to support reliable and affordable renewable energy baseload

  • “Desert to Power” initiative enters implementation stage with Yeleen Project in Burkina Faso

The African Development Bank will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the Bank’s President announced today at the One Planet Summit taking place in Nairobi. Akinwumi A. Adesina said that the Bank would commit at least US$25 billion towards climate finance.

06 Mar 2019 description

"I can attest that migration enriches our lives while allowing us to learn and contribute." On Monday 4 March, the Bank’s Senior Vice-President Charles Boamah opened the third annual Africa Resilience Forum (ARF), by detailing the benefits that safe, controlled migration bring to countries of origin, transit and destination.

03 Mar 2019 description

The African Development Bank has called on development partners to scale up support for implementation of sanitation programs to fast track Africa’s progress and deliver on its promise to the continent.

20 Feb 2019 description

Did you know that every $1 invested in nutrition generates as much as $138 in better health and increased productivity?

The evidence is clear: improving nutrition boosts personal health as well as economic health.

Africa has 20 of the 24 countries with stunting rates of over 40%. This includes Antonio, a little boy from Madagascar, whose story amplifies the urgency of action.

20 Feb 2019 description

Did you know that every $1 invested in nutrition generates as much as $138 in better health and increased productivity?

The evidence is clear: improving nutrition boosts personal health as well as economic health.

Africa has 20 of the 24 countries with stunting rates of over 40%. This includes Antonio, a little boy from Madagascar, whose story amplifies the urgency of action.

11 Feb 2019 description

The African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and global partners today launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard to raise awareness and reinforce commitments by African governments to help end malnutrition.

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho and African Union Champion for Nutrition, and Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank co-hosted the scorecard launch on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

11 Feb 2019 description

From: 04/03/2019
To: 06/03/2019
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Plus de 300 personnes sont attendues du 4 au 6 mars 2019 au siège de la Banque africaine de développement à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, pour prendre part à la troisième édition du Forum africain pour la résilience (FAR) qui a pour thème principal « Fragilité, Migration et Résilience ».

09 Feb 2019 description

“It is imperative to encourage AU Member States to subscribe to the ARC mechanism considering the level of success it has achieved in bringing a complementarity that can address challenges associated with the causes of migration within the five years of its existence.” - H.E. Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa

27 Dec 2018 description

With more than 20,000 participants from over 190 countries, COP24 commenced in the hope that countries will create a rulebook that will turn the Paris climate agreement into reality and hold down rising temperature to well below 2 degrees. During the conference, countries focused on establishing rules, figuring out financing and devising ways to verify that nations are meeting their commitments. "we are in deep trouble with climate change," said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his speech at the conference

20 Dec 2018 description

Approximately 64% of the African Continent is found within a transboundary river or lake basin, or sits on a transboundary aquifer, containing 805 freshwater resources. As climate change exacerbates challenges already inherent in Africa’s hydrological cycle, and affects different parts of a watershed differently, it is clear that there is a need to highlight the importance of transboundary perspectives in adaptation and decision-making, and support efforts to include these within states planning and actions, including finance activities.