AfDB President Adesina receives Gambia’s highest national award

The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has conferred his country’s highest national award, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic of The Gambia, on African Development Bank Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (www.AfDB.org). The honour is in recognition of Adesina’s leadership role and contributions to development in The Gambia and Africa. President Barrow bestowed…

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The African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has submitted that the global financial architecture constrains Africa’s development, recommending five ways it can be made fairer.

5 ways to make the Global Financial Architecture fairer – AfDB’s Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has submitted that the global financial architecture constrains Africa’s development, recommending five ways it can be made fairer. Speaking at a high-level roundtable—Towards a Fair International Financial Architecture—at the 78th United Nations General Assembly last week, Adesina said the international financial architecture was not delivering the scale of…

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AfDB and Google collaborate on digital transformation in Africa

AfDB and Google collaborate on digital transformation in Africa

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Google today formalized cooperation aimed at advancing digital transformation in Africa. The parties signed a Letter of Intent during the Global Africa Business Initiative at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The agreement underscores a shared commitment to harness emerging technologies, extend and improve infrastructure, and refine…

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The African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has pledged his institution’s full support to the United Nations Secretary General’s Early Warning for All initiative and the Systematic Observations’ Financing Facility. The Bank is the implementing entity for the Facility in Africa.

AfDB launches $1-billion Africa Climate Insurance Facility for Adaptation

The African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has pledged his institution’s full support to the United Nations Secretary General’s Early Warning for All initiative and the Systematic Observations’ Financing Facility. The Bank is the implementing entity for the Facility in Africa. Speaking yesterday at the United Nation’s Climate Ambition Summit session, Delivering Climate Justice: accelerating ambition and…

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