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AfDB, partners agree to strengthen commitment to gender equality

Vanessa Moungar

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and partners have agreed to strengthen their commitment to gender equality. AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar The agreement is on the theme: “Development Banks as Actors for Change towards Gender Equality.” AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar, joined high-level representatives from global financial institutions and UN ...

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Finance in Common Summit: Groups call on public banks to support people, planet

Civil society - AfDB

Some 450 public development banks and financial institutions that control approximately $2 trillion in public money all over the globe are this week gathering for the first time to discuss actions to ensure a just recovery from Covid-19 and towards a transition to better and more sustainable economic systems for all. Civil society officials handed over a joint civil society ...

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Environmentalists task AfDB on financing climate friendly policies

Akinwunmi Adesina

Environmentalists have urged the African Development Bank (AfDB) to take more committed and decisive leadership role in fighting the climate crisis threatening  half of the globe’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The environmentalists, under the African Climate Reality Project, a climate diplomacy organisation, made the call in a statement signed by its Communications Officer, Ms Nicole Rodel. ...

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Are AfDB’s financing policies climate-friendly?

Akinwunmi Adesina

With the climate crisis threatening over half of the global GDP, there can be no business-as-usual when the world begins to plan for a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we have a unique opportunity to change our relationship with nature by shifting our development pathway to one that is equitable and sustainable. Development Finance Institutions may be the “visible ...

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