AfDB’s Pierre Guislain on transforming Africa’s economies
30 June 2019 | 10:19 am
Pierre Guislain the Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialisation at the AfDB says development banks like Afreximbank and the AfDB have a core mandate to harness the potential of Africa’s private sector to accelerate the continent’s transformation. He explored ways to attain this transformation with CNBC Africa's Christy Cole.
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Updated forecasts from the African Development Bank show that Africa’s growth is expected to rebound to 3 per cent by 2021 from a 3.4 per cent contraction in 2020 in the worst-case-scenario. Hanan Morsy, Director for Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research at the AfDB joins CNBC Africa for more.
6 Sep 2020
Africa Initiative for Governance and the Nigeria Economic Summit Group partnered with Nigeria's Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to develop the Nigeria COVID-19 Incidence and Response Tracker and Dashboard which reveals the resource requirements across all 36 states in Nigeria and the FCT. Ofovwe Aig-Imoukuede, Director, Africa Initiative for Governance joins CNBC Africa for more.
11 Sep 2020
The realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic means, Africa has to re-strategize to meet its development needs. As the African Development Bank enters a new chapter with the re-election and swearing-in of Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Martin Fregene, AfDB’s Director for Agriculture and Agro-Industry joins CNBC Africa to discuss what this means for the bank’s agriculture strategy for Africa.
8 Sep 2020
The African Development Bank says for African countries to prepare for a post-COVID–19 world and greatly increase their resilience, governments should address structural bottlenecks that make the continent more vulnerable to future shocks. Kevin Urama, the AfDB’s Senior Director for African Development Institute joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss how African economies can come out better post-Covid-19.
9 Sep 2020
Following the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the President of the African Development Bank, he has emphasised that his second administration will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years. Ambassador Harold Doley, First-ever United States Representative to the AfDB joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss what Adesina’s re-election means for AFDB’s future.
3 Sep 2020
One of the expected outcomes of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is to integrate African economies and therefore create a regional economic bloc of about $3.4 trillion. Moono Mupotola, Director for Regional Integration at the African Development Bank joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss how Africa can integrate its markets to take full advantage of the AfCFTA in post-COVID-19.
1 Oct 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing Africa into its first recession in a quarter of a century, with GDP forecast to shrink by up to 5 percent. The World Bank's private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation, has outlined a $1.5 billion facility for Africa's business community, with a focus on small and medium sized companies. Sergio Pimenta, Vice President for the Middle East and Africa of the IFC, tells FRANCE 24 that those firms in turn have a "significant" role to play in combatting the virus.
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