continent Archive

African Development Bank and Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment on the continent

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 17 August 2018 On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls on the continent. Both officials met at

World Fashion Day: AfDB moving the continent up the textile and clothing value chain with Fashionomics Africa

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, August 21, 2017 – Some stakeholders in the textile and clothing industry have described Fashionomics Africa as a veritable platform to tap Africa’s huge potential for fashion. They spoke ahead of World Fashion Day, a day marked yearly on August 21 to celebrate and commemorate the glory, spirit and art of fashion

AfDB and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion sign MoU to enhance access to financial services on the continent

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 1, 2017 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance access to quality financial services on the continent on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement aims to create a collaboration framework to promote financial