Akinwumi A. Adesina

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I am saddened by the passing of my dearly beloved Uncle, Senator Biyi Durojaiye. An astute leader, a nationalist with a distinguished and impeccable record in national and public service. Nigeria lost a great Elder statesman. May his soul rest in peace. 💕premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/…H
Africa remains an investment destination of choice, despite its challenges, panelists at an opening session of the 2021 Africa Singapore Business Forum heard today. #ASBF2021 bit.ly/3gsRXK9
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Good points @RiouxRemy. Political will at Paris Summit by Pres. @EmmanuelMacron, African & global leaders was impressive. Let’s also get SDRs to authorised SDR holders. It will change Africa. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Africa needs it. @CGDev @SecYellen @AUC_MoussaFaki twitter.com/riouxremy/stat…
1.7 million farmers in Tanzania, who produce 75% of the country’s food, benefit from African Development Fund’s support, rapidly boosting food production. We will Feed Africa! ⁦@JamesDuddridge⁩ ⁦@wallyadeyemo⁩ ⁦⁦@SuluhuSamia⁩ ⁦ afdb.org/en/news-and-ev…
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Invest in the youth today and secure the future. Be smart! Happy International Youth Day! afdb.org/en/news-and-ev…
We at @GCAdaptation are proud to be working with @AfDB_Group, under the leadership of @akin_adesina, on mobilizing $25 billion to scale up climate adaptation across Africa through our joint Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program. bit.ly/Adapt4Africa twitter.com/akin_adesina/s…
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UN: “out of seven large development banks, only the African Development Bank in 2019 spent more to help societies adapt to already unavoidable climate change than on efforts to curb emissions”. @AUC_MoussaFaki @AlokSharma_RDG @antonioguterres @BillGates reuters.com/article/uk-cli…
I celebrate Mary Katambi, one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria. She graduated from the American University of Nigeria. Truly a great story of “beauty for ashes and oil of joy for mourning”. ⁦⁦⁦@atiku⁩ ⁦@AUNigeria⁩ 💕premiumtimesng.com/features-and-i…x
I highly commend the gallant troops of Rwanda for liberating Praia from terrorists. Without security there cannot be development. Thank you President @PaulKagame for your incredible leadership & sacrifice. Rwanda has again made Africa very proud. @AUC_MoussaFaki @antonioguterres twitter.com/RwandaMoD/stat…
JUST IN: The port city of Mocímboa da Praia, a major stronghold of the insurgency for more than two years has been captured by Rwandan and Mozambican security forces. The city also holds the District Headquarters and Airport. END
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"The #GreatGreenWall is a wall worth building. A wall that brings people together, not one that pulls them apart. A wall that insulates, not one that isolates. A wall that protects our collective existence. A wall for the environment - a wall for the planet". -@akin_adesina
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My sincere appreciation to @akin_adesina, President @AfDB_Group for his kind message of congratulations. What an honour to receive an endorsement from a man of distinction & one whose life has been one of extraordinary service to Africa and humanity. Thank you so much my Brother twitter.com/akin_adesina/s…
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Congratulations my dear sister @aoteh on your appointment as Chairperson of the Royal African Society. Arunma is excellent at everything she does! twitter.com/royafrisoc/sta…
I congratulate H.E. President Alassane Ouattara and H.E. former President Laurent Gbagbo on this landmark meeting. May God bless Cote d’Ivoire and all Ivorians. ⁦@AOuattara_PRCI⁩ 💕6
Je félicite S.E. Le Président Alassane Ouattara et S.E. l'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo à l'occasion de cette rencontre historique. Que Dieu bénisse la Côte d'Ivoire et tous les Ivoiriens. @AOuattara_PRCI⁩ 💕z
The Olympics Games holding, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, exemplifies the power of resilience and determination to overcome challenges. Congratulations to the Government and people of Japan for hosting the world against all odds.@Olympics
Congrats @AfDB_Group @akin_adesina and his Fantastic Team, you all continue to make us proud. 👏👍🙌6 years consecutively AAA rating. Join me all in congratulating Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and his fantastic Tea@mandynemae@barrowlamingi@BanjiOyeyinkan@wabiolaotwitter.com/AfDB_Group/sta…5ef
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African Development Bank maintains its AAA Rating, with Stable Outlook, by Fitch Ratings. Congratulations to all our staff, Management and Board of Directors. Many thanks to all our incredibly supportive shareholders. ⁦@AfDB_Groupafricanews.com/2021/07/22/fit…
#AUNConvocation2021 12th commencement speaker AFDB President @akin_adesina publicly Appreciate H.E Atiku Abubakar on his role in supporting him to became the President African Development Bank.
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“The key right now is to have #vaccine justice. And make sure we have equity in distribution.” @akin_adesina President @AfDB_Group discusses #Africa's vaccine shortfall with @EleniGiokos. @CNNAfrica  #COVID19
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Nationalisme vaccinal? Taux de vaccination #Covid19: ➡️ En #Afrique: 2 doses pour 100 personnes. ➡️ Pays riches: 68 doses pour 100 personnes. "Les pays riches se sont occupés d'eux mêmes, sans se soucier des autres." - @akin_adesina bit.ly/3qOVAOp
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@AfDB_Group Bonne fête nationale à l'Union des #Comores. C'est une bonne occasion pour partager cette belle photo que j'ai prise du président de la @AfDB_Group Dr @akin_adesina et Président Azali Assoumani @Azali_officiel en mai.
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Such a privilege to sit with @akin_adesina, president of the @AfDB_Group, for a conversation on #africa post #COVID19 pandemic. Backstage, the topic was everything #Nigeria and #Nollywood. A warm thanks to @obaccuzat, @lopinion_fr and @CIAN_Afrique for the opportunity! #rolemodel
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We don’t need to be lectured about raising our ambitions re #climate, @AfDB_Group President @akin_adesina says emphatically. “We need the $100 billion a year [in climate finance] the developed countries promised to give developing countries…” More. 👉�vimeo.com/569755604/4f3a…XI
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Akinwumi Adesina: Hillary Clinton is best female president US never had | TheCable thecable.ng/akinwumi-adesi…
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It was great to meet with ⁦@HillaryClinton⁩ at Forum on Gender Equality in Paris yesterday. The best female President the U.S never had. You did more than break the glass ceiling. You broke the ceiling made of concrete and iron. ⁦@BillClinton⁩ ⁦@ChelseaClinton
#GénérationÉgalité | @JY_LeDrian a dialogué au Forum Génération Égalité avec Gisela Van Houcke, entrepreuneure africaine et @akin_adesina sur l’entrepreneuriat des femmes avec l’initiative AFAWA soutenue par la France. #DiplomatieFeministe
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The African Development Bank has zero tolerance against sexual exploitation and harassment of women. I signed this into a Presidential directive. We will enforce this in our Bank and in all institutions that the @AfDB_Group supports. #GenerationEqualityForum
"Financial institutions discriminate against women. They have a high risk premium when they go to look for money. Women pay back their loans - 99%. So what we are really de-risking is bias against women." - @akin_adesina #GenerationEquality
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"Women run Africa. Women lead businesses especially in the informal sector in Africa. They pay back their loans 99%. We must support financial independence for women with equity, fairness and respect." @akin_adesina @AfDB_Group #GenerationEquality #GEFAllaboutit
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🔴 LIVE from the opening ceremony of the#GenerationEqualityy Forum 💬 "Women run Africa and should run Africa. But they don't have access to funds to run their business. It’s not about money, it’s about equity, it’s about opportunity.@akin_adesinanvC
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"#Women pay back 99% of their loans. Women's businesses are bankable. What are we de-risking? We're de-risking bias against women." @AfDB_Group President @akin_adesina at opening ceremony of #GenerationEquality Forum in Paris. #AFAWA #ActForEqual
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💬 Opening ceremony of the#GenerationEqualityy Forum,@akin_adesinaa@AfDB_Groupp : « 100% of our operations must demonstrate what they are going to do for women or we will not fund them».Q
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The @AfDB_Group President Dr @akin_adesina at the #GenerationEquality The Banks, Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa is unlocking USD 5 Billion to Women SMEs in Africa for the next five years. Thanks President @EmmanuelMacron for his Leadership in Resourcing #AFAWA
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"Women run Africa. They run more businesses than men in Africa. But women face issues getting capital because financial institutions discriminate against women & they have to pay a high risk premium." - @akin_adesina, President of the African Development Bank #GenerationEquality
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Excellent news indeed! Thank you very much @ChambreLux for your approval of the temporary special callable capital of Luxembourg to the @AfDB_Group. I greatly appreciate your leadership @pierregramegna and commend your extraordinary support to the African Development Bank Group. twitter.com/pierregramegna…
Excellent news: @ChambreLux agrees to the temporary increase of @AfDB_Group ’s callable capital. 🇱🇺 is one of the few AAA countries to help the bank preserve its AAA rating and thereby sustain the bank’s financing capacity. Much needed in these times when Africa fights COVID-197w
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Africa should not be begging for vaccines, Africa should be producing vaccines! - Bank President @akin_adesina on the first day of @AfDB_Group Annual Meetings. #AfDBAM2021 More via @business: bloom.bg/3wVEj8z
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President of @AfDB_Group, @akin_adesina speaking live from the #AfDBAM2021, highlighting the challenges in access to #healthcare across the continent.
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First, UNSG @antonioguterres called for more investments into African Risk Capacity; now @AfDB_Group President @akin_adesina, brings the advocacy home! A climate and natural disaster risk resilient Africa is achievable. @icdiong #HIGHLEVELARCCHAMPIONS chawki.fromsmash.com/ARC-excerpt
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"The bank is taking decisive actions to reboot investments into Africa making the @AfCFTA's work now more crucial than ever before." - Dr. @akin_adesina, President @AfDB_Group #AfDBAM2021
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Participe de la Reunión anual 2021 del Banco Africano de Desarrollo. Como representante por Argentina país miembro extraregional. . @AfDB_Group @KGeorgieva @akin_adesina
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#AfDBAM2021: Africa is standing on the cusp of a whole new exciting era. No matter how steep the mountain, together we will reach the top. From there we will clearly see the Africa we want: a fair and equitable continent where progress is shared by all. - @akin_adesina
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@akin_adesina what a fantastic event👏 Wouldn't have missed it for anything in the world. A lot to learn from. Top mark 👍to all who spoke and also to@AfDB_Groupoup for putting this togethetwitter.com/akin_adesina/s…uIa
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Yesterday I participated in the opening ceremony & 1st Governors meeting of @AfDB_Group Annual Meetings. #COVID19 has challenged the global economy. Now we need to recover better & together. The Bank is a strong & impactful partner in #Somalia's economic reforms.
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At the AGM: Bank Governors and President Adesina speaking on strongly developing the AfDB Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) initiative. It will stem rural-urban migration, create jobs for youth, reduce poverty & hunger.
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