African Development Bank

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Challenges of providing electricity to rural parts of Kenya

Rural electrification was hailed as a game-changer in improving the livelihoods of people in rural areas of Kenya. It didn't go as planned because for people to use electricity, there needs to be some form of economic empowerment.

Rolling out of national electricity grids has stalled across Africa

Power cuts continued to plague some African countries. There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016.

Didier Drogba's digital literacy initiative

Didier Drogba has signed an agreement that sees a digital literacy program launched to educate 10 million Africans on issues such as health, citizenship, and financial inclusion using digital literacy programs.

Growing Africa's digital economy

Africa needs to prepare itself to be able to take advantage of the Continental Free Trade Area agreement to grow the continent's digital economy.

Coding must be compulsory at all levels - President of African Development Bank

โ€œCoding must be compulsory, at all levels. The currency of the future is going to be codingโ€ฆWe must democratize technology,โ€ - Akinwumi Adesina, President of AfDB.

Drones, artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain technology can improve agriculture

In his recent speech, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), highlighted how new technologies such as drones, artificial intelligence and blockchain could help improve agriculture in Afrika. Adesina was speaking at the 2018 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C.

Coding for employment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the "Coding for Employment" program to help Afrika's youth acquire skills for careers in science and technology. The program was announced at the African Innovation Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfDB will be running the program in partnership with The