Building back better: African Development Bank to launch Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa

What:     Launch of the Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa 2021-2025 Who:      The African Development Bank When:     Friday, 2 July 2021, 10:30-11:30 GMT Where:    Virtual On Friday, 2 July 2021, the African Development Bank will launch a comprehensive five-year Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (SEGA). The strategy will serve as the Bank’s operating manual for fostering public sector effectiveness at national and sub-national levels by stimulating structural transformation in Africa, and ensuring that citizens, communities and civic […]

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IDEV beats 2020 evaluation targets under trying circumstances

The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) function delivered a record 20 evaluation products in 2020, exceeding its targets and contributing to learning and accountability on achievement of the Bank’s High-5 strategic priorities, according to its 2020 Annual Report released on 25 May 2021. Over the last year, IDEV produced its first Management Action Record System report, tracking the implementation of evaluation recommendations. It also produced two impact evaluations, two country strategy and program evaluations, and 4 corporate evaluations, demonstrating resilience and responsiveness by […]

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African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives. The African Development Bank expects […]

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OPINION: African agriculture is ready for a digital revolution

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by Akinwumi Adesina and Patrick Verkooijen Akinwumi Adesina is president of the African Development Bank. Patrick Verkooijen is CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation.    After a dark 2020, a new year has brought new hope. In Africa, where up to 40 million more people were driven into extreme poverty and the continent experienced its first recession in 25 years, a brighter future beckons as the economy is forecast to return to growth this year. Africa now has an opportunity […]

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In Nigeria, a mother’s search for tasty, nutritious food for her son spurs a baby food revolution

For Women’s History Month, we spotlight Oluwaseun Sangoleye, founder of Baby Grubz, a Nigerian baby food company. As a first runner-up in the African Development Bank’s 2020 AgriPitch competition, Sangoleye and Baby Grubz received a $10,000 grant from the Bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund. We asked Sangoleye about her journey to change the way mothers think about nutrition and feeding their babies. When Oluwaseun Sangoleye became a mother for the first time in 2012, she had no […]

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Canada-Africa Clean Growth Symposium

What: Canada-Africa Clean Growth Symposium Who: The governments of Canada, Ethiopia and Senegal( organisers), with the participation of the African Development Bank and other international organizations When: 15 March 2021, 11:30-3:15 GMT;16 March 2021, 11:00-14:50 GMT;17 March 2021, 11:00-14:40 GMT Virtual; Click to register https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/ontario/events-evenements/0011049.aspx?lang=eng The Governments of Canada, Ethiopia and Senegal will co-host the Canada-Africa Clean Growth Symposium from 15 March through 17 March 2021. The Symposium is a virtual event that will bring together economic and business leaders […]

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Information is power: data is key to closing gender gaps in energy access in Kenya

Gender-specific data, especially detailed information on how women and men use financial resources, is needed to improve interventions geared to closing the gender gap in energy access, the African Development Bank said during a recent webinar on strengthening gender mainstreaming in Kenya’s energy sector. The Bank has been engaging policy makers in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through the release of a series of gender and energy country briefs. The briefs provide recommendations to government policymakers and other stakeholders to […]

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WHO, African Development Bank and Africa CDC call for coordinated vaccination rollout and investments in local manufacture …

…of drugs and diagnostics as a defense system for Africa Aswan Forum: Put healthcare, including vaccines, at the center of rebuilding Africa back better and more resilient – WHO, African Development Bank, Africa CDC Africa must protect itself against future pandemics and other shocks through higher investment in primary healthcare and increased local manufacturing of key medical products, panelists at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development urged on Monday. Egypt hosted the virtual, second edition of the meeting, […]

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