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Integrate Africa - High Five Priorities for Africa - 28th Aug 2017

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East Africa: Sense of Urgency as Region Upgrades Its Roads, Airports

The East African looks at Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya and concludes there is a growing sense of urgency in East Africa with a growing number of infrastructure projects in motion to upgrade the region's roads and airports
23rd Aug 2017 - allafrica.com

Sense of urgency as EA region upgrades its roads, airports


23rd Aug 2017 - The East African

AfDB decentralizes operation

The African Development Bank has opened a regional development and business delivery office in Pretoria, South Africa, which will be responsible for the institution's operations in the Southern Africa region. The office will also serve 12 other countries including Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar and Zambia as well as the Southern Africa Development Community Secretariat. AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina said the development was part of a drive to move the bank's operations closer to its clients so as to improve delivery
24th Aug 2017 - Southern African News

‘Check COMESA cross-border trade costs’

COMESA with support from the African Development Bank conducted a time release study to measure the aspects of effectiveness of operational procedures that are carried out by customs and other regulatory border agencies concerned with processing of imports, exports and goods-in-transit. The TRS survey was conducted in 10 COMESA member countries, which included Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia
25th Aug 2017 - Daiily Mail Zambia

Technical Working Groups Gather to Advance CFTA Process

Representatives from the African Union's member states and experts from African regional economic communities, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank are gathering from 21 August to 1 September in Durban, South Africa, to move forward the process towards establishing the Continental Free Trade Area
24th Aug 2017 - International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

AfDB supports growth of African fashion sector

Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank to increase Africa's participation in the global textile industry supply chain. AfDB aims to support the growth of African textile and fashion sectors through a focus on building the capacities of MSMEs, especially for women and youth. In addition to using its traditional public- and private-sector financing instruments, the AfDB is developing the Fashionomics Africa platform, an online interactive marketplace for MSMEs and relevant stakeholders in the textile and fashion sectors in Africa
24th Aug 2017 - Fibre2Fashion.com


Integrate Africa - High Five Priorities for Africa - 3rd Aug 2017

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Ghana: AfDB Focuses On Fashion Industry

'Textile and clothing is the second largest sector in the developing world after agriculture. This sector is dominated by SMEs and holds the potential to create jobs for millions of women and youth across Africa,' Emanuela Gregorio, gender specialist at AfDB, said at the conference. 'The foundation of any long-lasting venture in Africa depends on the continuous empowerment of regional SMEs and young entrepreneurs. Governments, the private sector and international investors must consider Africa's young people and SMEs central to the stability of their economies.'
19th Jul 2017 - All Africa.com

AfDB's Nafissatou Ndiour-Bella on the role of HR in transforming the bank

Like many multilaterals and development agencies, AfDB still faces challenges in achieving gender balance in its workforce. “We still all struggle in this area”’ says Ndiour-Bella, and not just in achieving a gender balance overall within the organization but at all levels and functional areas. AfDB has been using an approach where candidates are shortlisted in gender-specific lists: the top two men and the top two women from the shortlists are invited for interviews and this has been working quite well
1st Aug 2017 - Devex

AfDB wants strong fashion industry for Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a job creation strategy at the recently held Small Business Indaba in Gauteng, South Africa which aimed at providing small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) tools and network to grow manufacturing operations. “Textile and clothing is the second largest sector in the developing world after agriculture. This sector is dominated by SMEs and holds the potential to create jobs for millions of women and youth across Africa,” Emanuela Gregorio, gender specialist at AfDB, said at the conference.
10th Jul 2017 - Fibre2Fashion.com

AfDB focuses on fashion industry in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is focusing on creating jobs for millions of women and youth in Africa. The AfDB has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy. Recently, at the Small Business Indaba in Gauteng, South Africa, the AfDB main objective of the Small Business Indaba was to provide small, medium and micro- enterprises (SMMEs) with the tools and network to grow their manufacturing operations to the next level of innovation and job creation. “Textile and clothing is the second largest sector in the developing world after agriculture. This sector is dominated by SMEs and holds the potential to create jobs for millions of women and youth across Africa,” Emanuela Gregorio, Gender Specialist at AfDB, said at the conference.
6th Jul 2017 - The New Dawn Liberia

Fashionomics: AfDB’s New Initiative for Women and Youth

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy. “Textile and clothing is the second largest sector in the developing world after agriculture. This sector is dominated by SMEs and holds the potential to create jobs for millions of women and youth across Africa,” Emanuela Gregorio, Gender Specialist at AfDB, said at the conference.
6th Jul 2017 - Liberian Daily Observer