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On #womensday, we celebrate women's innovation and entrepreneurship!

#iwd2019 #womenentrepreneur #business #innovation #africa #balanceforbetter
Our goal? To create universal access to electricity in Africa by 2025. .
In 2017, the Bank achieved 100% investment in green energy projects - a major landmark in both our commitment to clean energy and efficiency and light up and power Africa! 💡🌍 #AfricaCOP24 #cop24 #energy #renewableenergy #greengrowth #cleanenergy #climatechange #savetheworld🌎 #globalwarming #africa #sustainability #sustainabledevelopment
Africa’s integration is no longer a choice. Gathered in #Kigali, #Rwanda development economists, policymakers, African and non-African researchers will participate at the African Economic Conference (AEC), where we aim to push the #integration agenda for Africa to new heights! The conference will be short on theory and BIG on #practical solutions to advance Africa’s regional integration agenda, especially the implementation of the #AfCFTA. 
In March 2018, 44 African countries committed to the launch of a common market for Africa - the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The agreement seeks to bring Africa into the global trade space, as one continent and not as many countries.

#AEC2018 #2018AEC #RegionalIntegration #OneAfrica #trade #agreement #passport #visa #travel #tourism #migration #openborders #openskies #aviation #freetrade #undp #development
Made in Africa, by Africans, for Africans! Unveiled at the #AfricaInvestmentForum, @ashishjthakkar of the Mara Group announces the 
@maraphone, the first African-made smartphone.

In addition to creating thousands of direct jobs, the Maraphone could leverage the potential of Africa’s mobile money industry, projected to top $14 billion by 2020.

#smartphone #maraphone #technology #africa #madeinafrica #announcement #development #mobilephone #mobileindustry #iphone #apple
“We want to raise the profile of the African fashion and textile industry on the global stage.” - Director Vanessa Moungar, on the goals of the Bank’s flagship #FashionomicsAfrica program. 
Often overlooked, the African creative economy is a growing sector. Africa’s fashion industry alone could be worth upward of US$3 trillion. Investment in Africa’s cotton, textile, and accessories industries could support millions of jobs.

#AfricaInvestmentForum

#fashion #african #creativeindustry
#africanprint #textiles #investments
#instastyle
Demand by investors has been overwhelming at the #AfricaInvestmentForum: 92% of the investments boardrooms have been oversubscribed, a remarkable feat for an inaugural forum.
Over 330 investors are participating in boardroom conversations at Africa's premier marketplace.

#investment #finance #Africa #infrastructure #development #investors #business #smes #youth #fund
This weekend, 23-24 June, 150 of Africa’s most promising creative entrepreneurs will come together in #Johannesburg for the #FashionomicsAfrica Masterclass, an exciting 2-day event! Focused on business development, branding, marketing and networking, it will provide greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities African fashion entrepreneurs encounter in running their business.
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#AfDB #Africa #SouthAfrica #Fashion #Designers #Art #Business #style #newfashion #design #instafashion #fashionista #fashionworld #fashionafrica #madeinafrica #africandesigners #africanwear #africanprint #fashionbusiness #networking #networkingevent #marketing
Watch the highlights of the second day of the #AfDBAM2018.n
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#AfDBAM2018 #africa #korea #development #industrializeafrica
Watch the highlights of the first day of the #AfDBAM2018!
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For more coverage, click the link in our bio.
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#AfDB #industrializeafrica #korea #Busan #meetings #development
We're gearing up for the start of the 2018 Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank!
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Follow #AfDBAM2018 on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest updates.
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#AfDM #annualmeetings #SouthKorea #Busan #industrializeafrica #development #high5s #Africa
"Africa must quit being at the bottom of the global value chains and move rapidly to industrialize, with value addition to everything that it produces.” - Akinwumi Adesina.
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6 days to go and final preparations are underway for #AfDBAM2018! 🌍➡️🇰🇷
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#afdb #africa #annualmeetings #busan #korea #industrializeafrica #industrialization #youth #innovation #valuechain
Genet Timotos (20) is one of the women workers who contributed to the realization of the African Development Bank’s funded Addis-Mombasa Road. She used to sell fruits: now, she really enjoys her job – and higher income as a construction worker.
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To celebrate #IWD2018, the African Development Bank highlighted the impact of our operations on women’s lives on the continent through a photo exhibition, showcasing women’s roles in relation to projects, as implementers or beneficiaries.
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Throughout the month, we'll be featuring some of these women.
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#AfDB #Africa #Kenya #construction #Women #EmpowerWomen #PressforProgress #development #WomenPower #exhibit #EastAfrica #Ethiopia #ontheroad #infrastructure