The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 announces Wawira Njiru as winner of the icon award

In the latest pre-ceremony announcement from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, it is revealed today that the recipient of the Icon Award 2022 is Kenyan nutritionist Wawira Njiru, founder and director of non-profit Food for Education. The Icon Award celebrates an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the food world worthy of international recognition and who has used their platform to raise awareness and drive positive change. With an estimated 80% of children in Kenya not receiving […]

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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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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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African Development Bank Board approves new Water Strategy for 2021-2025

The five-year Strategy aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and development in Africa The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a new Water Strategy for 2021-2025: “Towards a Water-Secure Africa.” The five-year strategy, approved on 17 November 2021, aims to increase water security in Africa, and to foster its sustainable, green and inclusive socio-economic growth and development. “This is a significant milestone for the Bank in terms of seeing water […]

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Finance in Africa report: green, smart and inclusive finance

By Nina Fenton, Claudio Cali and Ricardo Santos The EIB, in partnership with Making Finance Work for Africa, surveyed 78 banks in sub-Saharan Africa in early 2021 to see how they are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic and to learn their views on climate risk, green finance and digital financial services. This work formed the basis of our new Finance in Africa report. The report also provides an in-depth analysis of the state of play in the microfinance, private equity […]

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Africa’s potential in the blue economy highlighted in the World Water Congress

Thirty-eight countries in the African continent are bordered by the ocean or the sea, but for 70% of them, their maritime exclusive economic zones are largely under-exploited. The maritime zones under African jurisdiction cover some 13 Million km2 and some 6.5 km2 of continental shelf. In a video(link is external) broadcast on 1 June last during the Digital World Water Congress organized by the International Water Association (IWA), the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, extolled the […]

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One month until Extreme E’s Ocean X Prix in Senegal

Today marks one month until Extreme E’s second event – the Ocean X Prix – which will take place at Lac Rose in Dakar, Senegal on 29-30 May. Extreme E marks the return of off-road racing to one of its original roots, famous for the gruelling Paris-Dakar Rally which debuted in 1978 but which hasn’t finished in the Senegalese capital since 2007. Alejandro Agag, CEO and Founder of Extreme E, said: “So here we are, just one month until our […]

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