Tag: Africa Development Bank

Op-Ed: How the AFAWA initiative is empowering women to propel Africa forward

In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded. The AFAWA initiative is a direct response to the challenges faced by women in Africa, and the need to unlock access to finance.

Africa Investment Forum: $100m African women entrepreneur fund launched

There’s a new investment fund for women entrepreneurs launched in Africa and so far gathered $100m. It is called Alitheia IDF Fund.

Africa Investment Forum: Alfred Zeufack on what opportunities Africa’s free trade deal brings to the continent

Alfred Zeufack, Chief Economist, Africa at the World Bank was one of the more than 2200 delegates who attended the Africa Investment Forum, held in Sandton from the 11th to the 13th of November.

Africa Investment Forum: Bank of Industry’s Olukayode Pitan on agreements signed at the forum

The Managing Director and CEO of the Bank of Industry (BOI) in Nigeria, Olukayode Pitan, says the bank signed agreements with four major banks at the 2nd Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg. He discussed their plans with CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi at the forum.

Africa Investment Forum: We need to translate interests into actual commitments, says AfDB’s Pierre Guislain

At the end of the three-day-long Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, the African Development Bank says 52 deals worth $40.1 billion secured investor interest compared to the $37.8 billion last year. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters spoke to Pierre Guislain, AfDB's Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialisation about the next steps.

Africa Investment Forum: DBSA, East African Community seek to boost infrastructure development with joint MoU

The East African Community (EAC) and the Development Bank of South Africa entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Africa Investment Forum held in Sandton from 11 to 13 November. CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi spoke to Kenneth Bagamuhunda, Director General, East African Community and Mohan Vivekanandan, Group Executive, Origination and Coverage at the DBSA about what the MOU entails.

Africa Investment Forum: Anohu-Amazu: The real work starts after the forum

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum recorded $40.1 billion in investor interest from its boardroom dealings. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop and Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Africa Investment Forum’s Head and Senior Director, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu about the interests secured.

Africa Investment Forum: AfDB’s Oladokun on key takeaways from the just ended forum

It has been a great week for Africa and for the Africa Investment Forum, Victor Oladokun, the African Development Bank’s Director of Communications and moderator of several panel discussions at the AIF, told CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi.
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