African Development Bank’s African Leaders for Nutrition lauded by African Union during Assembly declaration of 2022 as “African Union Year of Nutrition”

The African Leaders for Nutrition initiative, housed at the African Development Bank, has been honored by the African Union for progress made toward advancing investments in nutrition across the continent. At the conclusion of the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly on Sunday, an African Union summary decision commended “the African Leaders for Nutrition initiative in sustaining nutrition advocacy in the effort to ensure member states commit adequate financial resources to nutrition interventions.” The African Leaders for Nutrition […]

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Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group at the Twenty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Addis Ababa, 5-6 February 2022

Mobilizing Financing for Africa’s Accelerated Economic Recovery, Development and Integration Your Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union Your Excellency Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Our Gracious Host Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government Your Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission Your Excellency Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Representing the Secretary General of the United Nations Your […]

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“Africa cannot outsource its healthcare security to the benevolence of others”

Akinwumi Adesina says at 35th AU Summit African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has said that the most important lesson of the Covid-19 pandemic for Africa is the need to build a defense mechanism against external shocks, especially in healthcare and financial security. “Investing in health is investing in national security,” Adesina told African leaders on Saturday, at the opening of the 35th African Union Assembly in the Ethiopian capital. “Africa cannot afford to outsource the healthcare security […]

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As Covid-19 strains health budgets, African Development Bank and partners develop tool to enhance public-private collaboration

The African Development Bank, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa and their partners in the Harmonization for Health in Africa Initiative have published a study on public-private collaboration in the health sector. The publication provides an assessment tool to assist countries and other interested development partners to identify related constraints and conduct constructive dialogue that enhances partnerships. Insights are offered from Burkina Faso, Malawi and South Africa, where the assessment tool was tested. Public-private collaboration in health is […]

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African Development Bank President promoting continent’s recovery at 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly

African Development Bank Group president, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, is leading his institution’s delegation to the African Union’s Executive Council and Assembly meetings taking place in Addis Ababa this week. Adesina and his team will use the summit as an opportunity to promote key issues on the African Development Bank Group’s agenda. This includes mobilizing financing for Africa’s accelerated economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the all-important topic of nutrition, which is a key component of the African Development […]

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The African Development Bank appoints Ms Yacine Fal as Acting Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Yacine FAL, currently Director General, Cabinet Office of the President, as the Acting Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery of the African Development Bank Group. Her appointment is effective from 17 December, 2021. In her current position as Director General, Ms. Fal oversees the administrative and operational work and activities of the Cabinet Office of the President. This includes providing oversight of all units and […]

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Dr. Alex Mubiru appointed Acting Director General, Cabinet Office of the President of the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alex Mubiru as Acting Director General, Cabinet Office of the President, effective from December 17, 2021. Dr. Mubiru, a citizen of Uganda, will hold this position until further notice, given the appointment of the Director General of the Office of the President, Yacine Fal, as Acting Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery. In addition to his role as Acting Director General, he will retain […]

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Stephen Ashcroft Appointed the African Development Bank’s Director of Corporate Services and Procurement

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stephen Ashcroft as Director, General Services and Procurement, with effect from 16 February 2022. Mr. Stephen Ashcroft, a British national, brings more than 25 years of progressively responsible managerial experience in procurement and related fields. He is joining the Bank after a career at AECOM, a Fortune 500 multinational infrastructure consultancy. His last role was as Commercial Director at NEOM, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest construction program […]

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