Dr. Adesina Akinwumi has been re-elected to serve a second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank.
A globally renowned development economist and a World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Adesina Akinwumi has distinguished himself in driving a bold agenda to reform the Bank and accelerate Africa’s development.
He was first elected as President of the Bank on May 28, 2015.
As newly re-elected President, Dr. Adesina Akinwumi, a former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, will begin his new term on September 1, 2020.
The election result, which gave him a hundred percent of votes of all regional and non-regional members of the Bank, was announced by the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Bank, Mrs. Niale Kaba, Minister of National Planning of Côte d’Ivoire.
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Stephanie Busari has been selected alongside twelve (12) others into the Class of 2020 for the annual Yale’s World Fellow Program.
The 2020 cohort include: Stephanie Busari, Sally Abi Khalil, Ambroise Brenier, Hamish Falconer, Ying Lun “Allen” FUNG, Mohammad “Musa” Mahmodi, Evan Mawarire, Mauro Mondello, Edwan Ngum Tah, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, Jorge Soto, Jovitta Thomas, and Ann Thomas.
This cohort brings the total number of World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to 359 Fellows, representing 91 countries. This year marks the 19th cohort of World Fellows.
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Damilola Ogunbiyi has been approved as one of the first members of the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) inaugural Development Advisory Council by Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Damilola Ogunbiyi will serve as Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.
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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has been awarded the 8th African Leadership Magazine African Of The Year 2019 award at a ceremony held in Johannesburg.
Themed ‘Africa for Africans – Exploring the Gains of a Connected Continent’, the event brought together dignitaries including South African Deputy President, David D. Mabuza, South African Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Lindiwe Zulu, and Dr. Ken Giami, Publisher of African Leadership Magazine.
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The Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Mr. Tidjane Thiam and Mr. Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of the African Union (AU) to mobilise international support for Africa’s efforts to address the economic challenges African countries will face as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Special Envoys will be tasked with soliciting rapid and concrete support as pledged by the G20, the European Union and other international financial institutions.
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