On 21 February 2021, the African Development Bank Group joined the world in celebrating International Mother Language Day.
This global celebration is an initiative to increase awareness of language issues and to mobilize partners and resources to support strategies and policies that promote language diversity and multilingualism worldwide.
This year, the African Development Bank has marked the event with a social media campaign that shines a spotlight on the various mother tongues represented within our institution.
Emanuela Gregorio, coordinator of the African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative, recently sat down with Alan Kasujja, the presenter of BBC’s Africa Daily podcast, to discuss how the Bank is boosting the continent’s fashion industry.
The two also discussed the impact of second-hand clothing on local industries. Gregorio said investing in production capacity is crucial for the industry’s survival.