The realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic means, Africa has to re-strategize to meet its development needs. As the African Development Bank enters a new chapter with the re-election and swearing-in of Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Martin Fregene, AfDB’s Director for Agriculture and Agro-Industry joins CNBC Africa to discuss what this means for the bank’s agriculture strategy for Africa.
Following the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the President of the African Development Bank, he has emphasised that his second administration will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years. Ambassador Harold Doley, First-ever United States Representative to the AfDB joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss what Adesina’s re-election means for AFDB’s future.
The African Development Bank says for African countries to prepare for a post-COVID–19 world and greatly increase their resilience, governments should address structural bottlenecks that make the continent more vulnerable to future shocks. Kevin Urama, the AfDB’s Senior Director for African Development Institute joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss how African economies can come out better post-Covid-19.
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Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, discusses how certain actions taken by leaders of this country can diminish the achievements Nigeria have attained so far, siting the current way Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina is being treated and how the country is standing on the sidelines watching the son of the soil fight this battle alone.
Pierre Guislain the Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialisation at the AfDB says development banks like Afreximbank and the AfDB have a core mandate to harness the potential of Africa’s private sector to accelerate the continent’s transformation. He explored ways to attain this transformation with CNBC Africa's Christy Cole.