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The Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of African Development Bank (AfDB), Swazi Tshabalala says the 125 per cent capital increase by its shareholders will empower the AfDB with a direct lending capacity of 100 billion dollars in the next 10 years. She joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss this on the side-lines of an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting in Abidjan.
As the world gears up for the African Development Bank's (AfDB) Africa Investment Forum 2019, AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina says one of the distinct additions to this year's forum is that the African Development Bank will work with all commercial banks across Africa, development finance institutions, global Sovereign Wealth Funds as well as pension funds. On the side-lines of the Hallmarks of Labour event in Lagos, where he won the Emeka Anyaoku Lifetime Achievement award, Dr. Adesina joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for more.
In a bid to create a competitive and inclusive agribusiness sector on the continent, the African Development Bank launched the feed Africa strategy in 2016. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Jennifer Blanke, AFDB's Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development to discuss the Feed Africa Strategy.
The African Development Bank recently launched the Urban and Municipal Development Fund to scale up interventions in urban development and drive sustainable growth in cities across Africa. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Raymund Furrer, Ambassador, and Delegate, Swiss Government for Trade agreements to discuss this and more.
In partnership with the African Development Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the availability of African Development Financial Inclusion facility. CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to the Deputy Director for Payments at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Konstantin Peric to discuss this and more.
The theme for the African Development Bank's annual meetings this year is Regional Integration for Africa's Prosperity. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with, Khaled Sherif AFDB's Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery to discuss what's in store for this year's annual meetings.
In a bid to boost economic integration in West Africa, the African Development Bank recently approved $70 million for the Ebonyi ring road project. Ebrima Faal, Senior Director for Nigeria at AfDB joined CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi to discuss this and more.
The theme for the African Development Bank's annual meetings this year is Regional Integration for Africa's Prosperity. Ahead of the annual meetings, CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and discussed what to expect this year.