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President Adesina addressing diplomats and development partners at a breakfast meeting during a three-day visit to Ghana ahead of the Bank Group’s 2022 Annual Meetings slated for May 23-27 in Accra.
African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina has urged international development agencies in Africa to rally behind his institution’s efforts to mobilize more resources to help build resilience for sustainable development across Africa.
Today, Africa remains one of the most vulnerable and the least climate-resilient regions in the world. Picture: Floodwaters in the town of Bushmans River in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Of all continents, Africa is least responsible for climate change. It has contributed only a minute part of the Greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for the climate emergency the world faces today. Yet, Africa faces the same arduous battle as the rest of the world to tackle the impacts of climate change, and to make itself resilient to climate change.
Ghana’s Finance Minister Kenneth Ofori-Atta, current chair of the African Development Bank Group’s Board of Governors, speaking Thursday ahead of the Bank Group’s 2022 Annual Meetings, being held in Accra from 23-27 May.
Ghanaian Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday emphasized the nation’s partnership with the African Development Bank in its development as he addressed journalists at a press conference to publicize the institution’s upcoming annual meetings. Ofori-Atta described the meetings as seminal, in the context of a world seeking to rebalance in the wake of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine.
TAAT's project interventions have improved production areas in the northern Savannah agroecological zone of Ghana.
The African Development Bank’s 2019-2023 strategy for Ghana is producing tangible results, particularly in the agriculture and transport sectors, according to a mid-term review of the strategy
Les Assemblées annuelles 2022 du Groupe de la banque africaine de développement auront lieu du 23 au 27 mai au Centre international de conférences d’Accra
African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina will visit Ghana on Wednesday, 11 May, as part of the Bank Group’s preparations for its 2022 Annual Meetings in Accra. This year’s meetings, which will be in a hybrid format, will take place from 23 to 27 May at the Accra International Conference Center. They mark a return to in-person meetings following virtual gatherings over the last two years.
In the coastal town of Gammarth, a quiet escape from the hubbub of Tunis, the Sadika glass-blowing centre offers its visitors a moment of serenity. As they cross its inner courtyard, they are led towards a constellation of lights as the sun sparkles on glasses, chandeliers and vases. Handmade by glass-blowers from the Cap Bon region, these intricate artisanal designs can be found worldwide – from Tunisian homes to the Vatican to New York's Rockefeller Center.
In the Boukitingho Valley, in Lower Casamance in southern Senegal, Hilaire Tokyo Diatta recalls the bitter memory of the ever-increasing intrusion of salt onto the land. "Every year, households lost plots of land to the salt. Rice plots were particularly affected," he says. "Since we've had the benefit of the anti-salt dam, we have renewed our motivation to develop rice farming," continued Hilaire. "Much of the land has been reclaimed and the Boukitingho Valley is completely protected from salt intrusion. The area under cultivation is increasing year on year, as are yields."
Through multiple transformative actions, the African Development Bank Group has become an indispensable development partner for Sahel countries facing enormous challenges. Support for the Sahel region, in areas including infrastructure, women’s empowerment and climate change adaptation, is in line with the priorities set by the Bank, focusing on the Sahel’s significant opportunities in order to help it realize its potential for development.
In November 2021, stakeholders from around the world gathered in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the DRC Business Forum to discuss moving Africa up the ladder in the battery, electric vehicle and renewable energy value chain and market. This event affirmed the continent's ambition to harness its green energy potential and totally eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The African Development Bank was one of the co-hosts of the DRC Forum, a clear sign of the Bank’s commitment to supporting Africa’s energy transition.
As the morning mist rises over the rolling hills of Tanzania’s Southern Highlands, Tumaini Kilawa carefully paces through the rows of her cabbage. Cabbage is a heavy feeder, quickly depleting the soil of required nutrients. Tumaini often sprinkles fertiliser beads on her field to maximise production, as these additional nutrients are essential for her crops to grow.