Adesina Archive

“The status quo must change.” – Adesina tells FinDev Canada conference in Montreal

Montreal, Canada – 17 September 2018 – “No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev Canada is a subsidiary

Adesina receives American university’s highest honour, the ‘Order of the Griffin’

Says green revolution only possible when seeds are sown on ridges of peace Lafayette, Indianapolis, United States, October 25, 2017 – The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has received the Order of the Griffin award, one of Purdue University’s highest honors. The Order of the

Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security Des Moines, Iowa, United States, October 20, 2017 – “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President

Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition

Des Moines, Iowa, October 20, 2017 – African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa,

Adesina: Its time to reboot and boost US-Africa Commerce and Investments

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 June 2017 – Flagging data showing the steep fall in trade between Africa and the United States of America, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina called for a reboot and boost of the erstwhile robust economic relations that existed between the two sides. Adesina, who made the call at a US-Africa business summit

Adesina charges Mandela Washington Fellows to be change agents for Africa

Calls for better resource management, political accountability Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, 9 June 2017 – The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has encouraged the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Cote d’Ivoire to research into and develop innovative ideas that would move Africa forward. Adesina gave the charge when he hosted 18 Ivorian

Future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, Adesina tells G7

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 29, 2017 – The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said. Adesina, who spoke at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, at the weekend, stressed the need for African countries

“The time for Africa is now – we can’t slow down, we must quicken the pace”: Adesina

Ahmedabad, India, May 22, 2017 – India is the perfect place for the African Development Bank to focus on the transformative power of agriculture, Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has told the African, Indian and international press. “India is an inspiration to Africa, in that its Green Revolution took just three years. That was in large