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    • At the African Development Bank's financial presentation and unveiling of the Annual Development Effectiveness Review on May 26, 2022: (L-R) Hassatou N'Sele, Acting VP for Finance and CFO; Solomon Quaynor, VP, Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialization; Yacine Fal, Acting VP, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery; Beth Dunford, VP, Agriculture, Human and Social Development; and Kevin Kariuki, VP, Power, Energy, Climate, and Green Growth.
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Africa’s Recovery Remains Uneven; More Resources Are Needed -African Development Bank Report

With the support of the Bank’s rapid Covid-19 Response Facility, more than 300,000 small and medium enterprises received affordable finance

An African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) report released Thursday shows that the institution was pivotal in 2021, delivering timely investments that are helping millions of Africans overcome the unprecedented challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Published annually for the past 12 years, the Annual Development Effectiveness Review analyses the Bank's role…

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9th Africities Summit: Kisumu Did It!

Africities in Kisumu has indeed beaten the record reached at the 8th Africities Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2018

The last day of the Summit offered  an opportunity to take stock of the participation in the Kisumu Summit. Download Declaration (EN): https://bit.ly/39YCtxi Download Declaration (FR): https://bit.ly/3sWLdui The incredible gamble of UCLG Africa to organize for the very first time an Africities Summit in the intermediary city of Kisumu in Kenya proved…

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9th Africities Summit: Official Opening of Political Segment

The main topic of the conversation was “Thriving the way for the future of Africa in a world of turmoil”

The fourth day of the Africities summit started with the official opening of the political segment which was marked by a conversation between two former African heads of State namely, His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique and His Excellency Danny Faure former President of Seychelles. The main topic…

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    • African farmers urgently need high-quality seeds and inputs before the planting season begins in May to immediately boost food supplies.
    • Over the past three years, the Bank’s Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation initiative has delivered heat-tolerant wheat varieties to 1.8 million farmers in seven countries, increasing wheat production by 2.7 million metric tons. Picture: TAAT project in Ethiopia
    • African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis
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    • Supporting African countries through a global food crisis
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African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis

Initiative to benefit 20 million African farmers, who will receive certified seed and technology to rapidly produce 38 million tons of food

The African Development Bank Group's (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors on Friday approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis. With the disruption of food supplies arising from the Russia-Ukraine war, Africa now faces a shortage of at least 30 million metric tons of food,…

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Deputy Secretary-General's video message to the Opening Ceremony Africa Trade & Investment Forum Africities Summit Kisumu

For African cities and territories to play their role as ‘heartbeats’ of trade and investments, adequate infrastructure and facilities must be created to attract investors

Honourable Ministers and Mayors, Dear participants, I am pleased to join this opening session of the Africa Trade and Investment Forum. Africa is facing unprecedented, irreversible, and rapid urbanization. Africa has the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population. Cities will receive 30 million new inhabitants per year by 2030, almost double…

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9th Africities Summit: Official Opening of the 9th Edition of the Africities Summit

Kick Off of the Discussion on the Role of Intermediary Cities in Africa in the Implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Africa Union Agenda 2063

The 9th edition of the Africities Summit has been launched today in Kisumu by His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya. Former Seychelles head of state, His Excellency Danny Faure also took part in the official ceremony in the presence of 3500 delegates from around the world and…

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Statement by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank

While I am deeply honored, humbled and grateful for all the incredible goodwill, kindness, and confidence, my current responsibilities at this time do not allow me to accept to be considered

Statement by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org): I have been extremely humbled by several calls from Nigerians at home and abroad that I should consider running for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am very touched by all who have…

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    • African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina enquires about preparations for the Annual Meetings
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    • African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina discussed Annual Meetings preparations with Ghana's Finance Minister Kenneth Ofori-Atta
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Ghana’s President Strongly Supports African Development Bank’s Quest for More Resources to Accelerate Continent’s Transformation Agenda

The Bank Group’s active portfolio in Ghana is made up of 18 operations worth a total commitment of $751.5 million across various sectors

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has backed calls for more resources for the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) to accelerate its transformative role across the continent. President Akufo-Addo received the African Development Bank Group president, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, at State House in Accra on Wednesday. President Akufo-Addo expressed strong support for…

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    • Rishabh Khanna, Chief Impact Officer, Earthbanc; Luc Gnacadja, Co-Chair of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism Executive Committee; Camilla Nordheim-Larsen, Senior Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Coordinator, UNCCD; Gareth Philips, Climate and Environment Finance Manager at the African Development Bank; Dr. Peter Minang, Director for Africa of the International Agroforestry Center
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CORRECTION: COP15: Global GDP could gain $140 trillion a year, if we achieve the objectives of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

The Sustainable Development Goal for Life on Land is least funded, but can contribute most to resilience

The global economy could increase by more than $140 trillion a year [1], or 1.5 times the annual global GDP, if the objectives of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are achieved, participants heard during a side-event at the 15th summit of the UNCCD. Camilla Nordheim-Larsen, Senior Partnerships…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): “Agricultural technologies helped African farmers produce 12 million tons of food in just 2 years,” testifies President Adesina before U.S. Senate

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The recordings are excerpts from a hearing session at the US Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, during which the president of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made a compelling case for the United States to back the institution’s $1.5 billion emergency…