AfDB’s Regional Integration Strategy – African Leaders Gather in Abidjan

“Integrate Africa”, the fourth of the African Development Bank (AfDB’s) five strategic development priorities, the High 5s, was the central theme of discussions with regional stakeholders in Abidjan. Welcoming over 50 participants at the meeting, AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina set the tone of the deliberations, saying that integrating Africa would help achieve the High 5 objectives in a coherent way. “Today, we …

US$300 million loan agreement for Nacala Corridor project signed

The African Development Bank and other participating co-lenders have signed agreements for the financing of the Nacala Corridor project. The Nacala Corridor is an integrated and transformative infrastructure project which consists of a 912 km railway and a port meant to unlock the Western region of Mozambique and landlocked Malawi. The total project cost is estimated at $5 billion. The …

Statement by M. Shem SIMUYEMBA (AfDB) at the Harith Business Day African Infrastructure Dialogue 27th OCT, 2017

HARITH BUSINESS DAY AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE DIALOGUE 2017 27TH OCTOBER, 2017, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA KEY NOTE ADDRESS PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS NEEDED TO BRIDGE AFRICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE GAP AND THE STATE OF INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT SHEM SIMUYEMBA AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe, Former President of South Africa; Mr. Jabu Moleketi, Chairman, Harith General Partners; Mr. Sfiso Buthelezi, Deputy Minister of …

Fin de la Semaine du PIDA : intégrer la dimension emploi dans tous les projets d’infrastructures

Les représentants de l’Union Africaine (UA), de l’Agence du NEPAD et de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) ont réaffirmé leur engagement à veiller à ce que les opportunités d’emploi soient incluses dans la conception des projets d’infrastructure, en vue de créer une croissance inclusive et un développement durable en Afrique./strong> La promesse a été faite jeudi 24 novembre 2016, ...

PIDA Week 2016 opens with calls for accelerated job creation through infrastructure development…

Africa has to provide employment opportunities for its youth if it is to harness their potential and contribute to the desired economic growth outlined in the vision of Agenda 2063. The call was made by officials from the African Union (AU), the NEPAD Agency and the African Development Bank (AfDB) at the opening of the second annual Programme for Infrastructure ...