Ecobank
Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Group Empowers Women Businesses through Ellevate, its new women-focused programme

A healthy collaboration between Government and Private sector is critical for the creation of a conducive environment in which women can thrive and succeed

The Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com/ellevate) launches ‘Ellevate’, a programme for women-owned and women-focused businesses across 33 markets. This programme is designed to help women reach their full potential by empowering, growing and supporting them with customized financial and value-added solutions. Women constitute roughly half of the population in Africa. SMEs account…

Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

Supply Chain 4.0 – What is next for digital solutions in Agritech? Islamic Development Bank and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Discuss Agritech Digital Solutions in 2nd Agritech Webinar

The 2nd in a series of special webinars from IsDB and ITFC explored how 4IR solutions can transform supply chains and boost the flow of agricultural trade across borders

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-IDB.org) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (Agriculture Division) in collaboration with IsDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) recently hosted a webinar entitled “Agritech Digital Solutions”, covering how fourth industrial revolution (4IR) innovations can drive sustainable change across agribusiness value chains. With around 45%…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

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

The Bank named 11 civil society representatives from across the continent to the committee

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) 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…

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Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture (By Woelinam Dogbe)

There is ample evidence that the existing financial sector regulation architecture in Ghana is not fit-for-purpose

By Woelinam Dogbe, President of the Alliance for Financial Consumer Protection (AFCOP) Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector. Universal banks, savings and loans companies, microfinance companies, capital market institutions,…

Source: African Economic Research Consortium |

African Economic Research Consortium to Host a Virtual Plenary Session on: COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Economists, Researchers and Policymakers Examine the Appropriate Course of Actions that African Governments can Pursue to Manage the Effects of the Pandemic and Post-Covid19 Economic Recovery

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) (https://AERCAfrica.org) will host its 53rd Plenary Session on the theme on the “Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities” on December 7, 2020. The sessions will be held virtually where researchers, academics, policy makers, and non-state actors will discuss the…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africans “know and understand what development ought to look like,” says President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyatta noted that on a continent of around 1.3 billion Africans with a median age of around 20 years, there is a very tangible underlying sense of urgency when it comes to expectations of government

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta urged African governments to put their citizens at the centre of delivering service during Africa Delivery Exchange 2020, a virtual event that opened Tuesday. In remarks to open the two-day workshop, Kenyatta noted that on a continent of around 1.3 billion Africans with a median…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, at the African Delivery Unit Exchange Conference, November 24, 2020

The Delivery Unit Exchange will offer excellent opportunities to share best practices and partnerships to improve the delivery of quality projects for transforming Africa

Your Excellencies, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, Honorable Ministers, Ambassadors, Lord Mayors, the Board of Directors, Senior Management and Staff of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Delivery Unit Exchange Conference,…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Data from external sources does not reflect realities of African countries: African Statistics Day

Statistics remain a key element in the implementation of the development agenda and remain at the heart of the implementation of Africa’s Agenda 2063

Commemorative events on the African Statistics Day have concluded with emphasis on the need to harmonize and invest more resources in technical and financial aspects of the development of statistics, if African statistics are to regain their full credibility. Statistics remain a key element in the implementation of the development…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Industrialisation Day: African Development Bank calls for Faster Industrialisation 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

At the forefront of promoting smart industrial policies and mobilising infrastructure development funding for Africa, the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) 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…

Source: CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) |

Round Table for the Financing of CEMAC Integration Projects – Paris, 16 & 17 November 2020

CEMAC takes up the Challenge and Mobilizes 3.8 Billion Euros to Finance Integration Projects in the CEMAC zone

After two days spent in Paris meeting with representatives of the French Government, heads of community institutions, representatives of international institutions, donors and private investors, CEMAC (http://www.CEMAC.int/) can boast of significant economic success. Under the leadership of HE Mr. Clément MOUAMBA, Prime Minister, Head of Government of the Republic of…