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.
Pascaline Sango is a very busy woman. This 39-year-old mother arrived in the Nyankanda refugee camp in the east of Burundi in January 2020, after fleeing South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is not only the head of Ward 32 in the camp and a pastor, but also the vice-president of the parents' committee. She is also the president of an agricultural cooperative with 75 members from among the refugees and their host communities.
The 57th Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank and the 48th Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund, the concessional arm of the Bank Group, will take place in Accra, Ghana from 23 to 27 May 2022.
This year’s meetings, which will be in a hybrid format, mark a return to in-person sessions following virtual meetings over the past two years. The physical sessions, including statutory meetings of Governors of the Bank and knowledge events, will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in May will focus on the impact of climate change on Africa and the need for a just energy transition on the continent, the Bank Group’s Secretary General said on Wednesday.
Professor Vincent Nmehielle spoke during a virtual press conference convened to brief journalists about the agenda of the five-day meetings, to be held from 23 to 27 May in Accra, Ghana.
In preparation for its 2022 Annual Meetings, the African Development Bank Group will hold a press conference on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, at 14.00 GMT.