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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, le 25 juillet 2019 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a organisé à Marrakech, du 25 au 28 juillet 2019, la deuxième Université d’été des jeunes leaders de la Société civile africaine sur le thème « Jeunes, innovation et développement en Afrique ».

L’événement était porté par la Division société civile et engagement communautaire de la Banque, en collaboration avec le Centre de développement de la Région de Tensift (CDRT) au Maroc, qui fait office de point focal Afrique du Nord du Comité BAD-Société civile.

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L’atelier international sur la préparation des projets d’investissement pour la Réduction des émissions dues à la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts (REDD+) en Afrique, s’est tenu du 13 au 15 août 2019 à Abidjan. Des experts en gestion durable des forêts venant de 18 pays africains se sont engagés à organiser annuellement un forum sur les investissements REDD+, en vue de mobiliser des fonds destinés à la lutte contre le changement climatique sur le continent.

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The African Development Bank’s $13 billion investment in Southern African region since 2012 is delivering strong results across countries, the Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina said, addressing over 1000 delegates at the opening ceremony of the 39th Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Summit.

The theme for this year's Summit is, "A Conducive Environment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, Increased Intra-trade and Job Creation."

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São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, 16 August 2019 – São Tomé and Principe signed, on Thursday, a country-specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact aimed at accelerating inclusive, sustainable, and diversified private sector growth.

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When she was a little girl, Jeanne Yamfashije wanted to be a doctor. Her goal was to make her parents proud and serve her people.

The 29-year-old IT specialist did not become a doctor but she has certainly fulfilled her other wishes. For the past five years, Yamfashije has been working with a project that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among girls in Rwanda.

The group, called Girls in ICT Rwanda, offers mentorships, boot camps and a competition to encourage innovation among students. The organization reaches 500 girls each year.

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The Clean Technology Fund (CTF) one of two multi-donor trust funds within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)  on August 8, 2019 approved $20 million for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a facility sponsored by the African Development Bank to  provide sustainable financing for small-scale renewables in Africa.

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Sushi and success: Walvis Bay to net more tourists, thanks to upgraded port

With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia. The bay is a safe haven for sea vessels because of its natural deep-water harbour, protected by a sandspit, being the only natural harbour along the country’s coast.

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In Baguinéda, in eastern Mali's Koulikoro region, the lowlands on the banks of the river Niger stretch as far as the eye can see. Between two irrigated rice-growing areas, a group of women, together with their young children, are at work pulling weeds. Dramane Diallo, 54, works alongside them.

Thanks to the the Koulikoro Region Food And Nutrition Security Enhancement Project of Mali (PReSAN-KL),funded by the African Development Bank, rice and cereal harvests in Mali’s  “rice bowl” have risen dramatically. And families like Diallo’s are reaping the benefits.

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Abuja, Nigeria - 8 August 2019: The African Development Bank in Nigeria met a private sector consortium from China to help attract investment through partnerships in the development of special agro-Industrial processing zones (SAPZs) across Africa.

The Bank delegation, led by Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, the senior special adviser on industrialisation to the African Development Bank’s President, paid a courtesy call to Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who assured the consortium of the tremendous investment opportunities Nigeria offers.

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WHO:             ICRC, Waseda University, Japan    

WHAT:            Seminar

WHERE:         Waseda University Nihonbashi Campus.

WHEN:           27 August, 2019 TIME: 18h30-20h00

 

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