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The African Union Ten Year Action Plan on Child Labour plan moves toward implementation

According to the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) global estimates, about 152 million children, 64 million girls and 88 million boys, are in child labour worldwide

The African Union (AU) is initiating discussions with stakeholders on the implementation of African Union’s Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2020-2030) adopted during the AU Summit held in February 2020. This initiative resonates well with the International Labour Organization (ILO)…

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Africa’s climate change fight gets a boost as Global Center on Adaptation sets up regional home at the African Development Bank

Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian commercial capital, Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent

African leaders welcomed the opening of a regional office of the Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday, voicing hopes it will spur the continent’s efforts to combat climate change. In speeches marking the virtual launch of GCA Africa, the leaders said the Center could also provide an impetus for a…

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Global and African Leaders welcome Launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA.org) today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African…

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First Responsible, Traceable, and Commercially-Viable Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Côte d’Ivoire

The Just Gold project is the first to successfully trace responsible artisanal gold from mine site to export according to international standards

After a first export of gold, IMPACT (https://IMPACTTransform.org/en/) and the European Union announced today that a traceability and due diligence system from mine site to the international market for artisanal gold from Côte d’Ivoire has been successfully implemented as part of the Just Gold project. The Just Gold project supports…

Source: Nestlé |

Inspiring African women to aim high: Nestlé appoints first female factory Manager in Central and West Africa

She is the first-ever female factory manager in Nestlé Central and West Africa

Across Africa, most schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several international organizations have warned that school closures will hit girls hardest (https://bit.ly/2FoZ1bB) during this time. While many girls will eventually continue with their education once schools reopen, others will never return to school. Educating girls has a positive…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire adopts Africa’s first legal process to identify and protect stateless people

The risks for stateless people have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic as they can be left out of national responses

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Côte d’Ivoire’s adoption this week of Africa’s first Statelessness Determination Procedure. This will help protect thousands of people in the country who are without a nationality. Two regulations signed on 2 September formally establish procedures that will regularize the status of stateless people and…

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African leaders reaffirm support for African Development Bank as President Adesina begins second term

The meetings were held virtually due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak

African leaders on Tuesday reaffirmed their support for the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/) and its leadership under Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as he begins his second five-year term with a renewed mandate to foster sustainable development on the continent.  In goodwill messages to mark Adesina’s inauguration, Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of…

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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, eighth President of the African Development Bank, sworn in for second term

Adesina – “Let us move forward, driven by the power of our mission, inspired by the primacy of our vision and emboldened by the strength of our togetherness”

“Today, a rainbow stretches from the 81 member countries of the African Development Bank across the deep blue skies of Africa...The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank.” With these powerful words President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org),…

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Au revoir, Abidjan - Hello, Accra: African Development Bank 2021 Annual Meetings to be held in Ghana

The Bank’s Annual Meetings represented a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and ways to advance the continent’s regional integration agenda

Ghana will host the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) next Annual Meetings in May 2021, it was announced Thursday, at the end of the Group’s 2020 meetings. The 2021 meetings will take place in the country’s capital city, Accra. Côte d’Ivoire Planning Minister Niale Kaba, handed over the baton to Ghana,…

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CORRECTION: Curtain falls on the African Development Bank 2020 Annual Meetings as Governors endorse President Adesina’s bold development program

Adesina: "I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders”

Newly reelected African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina voiced great optimism about Africa’s future as the institution closed its 55th Annual meetings. The Bank’s Board of Governors today unanimously voted for a second five-year term for Adesina, giving him a mandate to renew a focus on the institution’s priorities,…