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Economics Association of Zambia

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) was invited to attend a discussion by the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) recently on The potential of the Moringa Tree for Poverty Alleviation and Rural Industrialisation: An Engineer’s Perspective. Click on the link below to read the presentation.

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Goodbye, Lusaka, on to Ahmedabad: Curtain falls on AfDB’s 2016 Annual Meetings (27/05/2016)

The 51st Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 42nd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) wound up on Friday, May 27, 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia, after five days of intense engagements on the Bank’s operations and development issues. More

World leaders, private sector endorse AfDB’s “New Deal on Energy (27/05/2016)

Influential world leaders and senior business executives have endorsed President Akinwumi Adesina’s “New Deal on Energy”, a vehicle through which the African Development Bank will invest in delivering electricity for all Africans, by 2025. More

AfDB President pledges to support African Civil Society Organisations’ advocacy (27/05/2016)

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has pledged the Bank’s support to African Civil Society Organisations, noting that its advocacy has become critical in the light of the Bank’s accountability and transparency culture.  More

Transforming agriculture is transforming Africa (27/05/2016)

“I am a firm believer in Africapitalism – an emerging economic philosophy that espouses the role of Africa’s private sector in leading the continent’s socioeconomic transformation.” It is this belief that no one but us will develop Africa that led to the conceptualization of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, the flagship programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.  More

“Workshop of the World”: Manufacturing strategies to unleash a continent (27/05/2016)

Africa’s share of manufacturing in GDP is less than half of the average for all developing countries. On Thursday, May 26, a panel discussion, “Africa – Workshop of the World”, was held during the AfDB Annual Meetings in Lusaka. The event, organized in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), focused on discussing avenues for adapting Africa’s manufacturing strategies to unleash the continent’s potential for accelerated industrialization. More

African Legal Support Facility launch energy project financing resource handbook (27/05/2016)

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) unveiled a new resource handbook titled Understanding Power Project Financing, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meetings, in Lusaka, Zambia. The handbook addresses the challenges and strategies of private financing of a power project with a focus on the mechanisms utilised by stakeholders to address issues surrounding project financing particularly credit enhancement. More

African Risk Capacity and AfDB sign MOU to enable African countries to respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters (27/05/2016)

The African Risk Capacity has taken major steps towards its goal of providing US $2 billion worth of annual climate disaster coverage to Africa’s most vulnerable populations.
ARC signed a Letter of Intent and a Memorandum of Understanding with the AfDB and the Conférence Inter-africaine des marchés d’assurance (CIMA), respectively, on Wednesday, May 25 after a high-level panel on Climate Disaster Risk Financing. More

African journalists join AfDB to explore the path to a green and powered Africa (27/05/2016)

The Bank and the Earth Journalism Network (EJN), environmental program of the media development NGO Internews, hosted a Journalist Training Program for a selected group of African journalists. More

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