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Since joining the African Development Bank Group as its 81st shareholder in 2020, Ireland has shown steadily increasing interest in strengthening its economic ties with Africa. That mission received a strong boost last week at the 7th Africa Ireland Economic Forum in Dublin, as African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina enjoined the Irish business community to invest more in Africa.,

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A financing facility associated with the African Development Bank’s Desert to Power Initiative was featured at a side event held on the margins of the just-ended Africa Energy Forum in Brussels, Belgium.

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Hadia Baruti Wimbi was only six years old when she left her parents’ home, eventually leading to her spending much of her childhood without any schooling. “An elderly member of my family came to see my parents, asking if she could take me away. She promised my parents that she would enrol me at school. When she became my guardian, she enrolled her own children, but not me,” Wimbi explained.,

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What can representatives of African cities learn from their counterparts from the rest of the world? To answer that question, the African Development Bank invited representatives of African municipalities to the 11th World Urban Forum held from 26-30 June in Katowice, Poland.  The Forum is the largest international conference addressing urban development.

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The African Development Bank Group has appointed Mr. Ifechukwude Emmanuel Ezinwa as Acting Director of the Human Resources Operations, Recruitment and Client Services Department, with effect from 1st July 2022. Mr. Ezinwa, a Nigerian national, is currently Manager of the Human Resources, Client Relations and Staff Engagement Division. He is a seasoned people management professional, with a diverse range of international experience across the private sector and multilateral development institutions.

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The African Development Bank has appointed Jessica Kitakule-Mukungu as Acting Director of the Talent, Performance Management and Staff Development Department.

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The African Development Bank Group has appointed Dr. Soumik Paul as Acting Director of the Staff Welfare Services, Compensation and Employment Policy Department.

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund today approved a $27.19 million grant to Ghana for infrastructure for skills development and job creation for youth and women in its post-Covid-19 recovery efforts. The grant will enhance higher-level skills delivery in the health system in the West African nation and create jobs for youth and women.

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Your Excellencies, good afternoon. I would like to thank the Government of Ireland for inviting me to speak at this 7th Africa-Ireland Economic Forum. I am really delighted to be with you here today for three reasons. First, because Ireland is the newest shareholder of the African Development Bank, indeed its 81st shareholder member country. I wish to express my appreciation to Ireland for considering the African Development Bank a strategic partner in Africa. Let me assure you: you have a good reason to be.

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