AU Summit an opportunity for AfDB to reaffirm AU partnership

The African Development Bank has reiterated its commitment to supporting the AU in implementing its Sustainable Development Agenda.

A view of African dignitaries at the 28th AU summit underway at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia. Picture: GCIS.

IVORY COAST - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has reiterated its commitment to supporting the African Union in implementing its Sustainable Development Agenda.

Bank President Akinwumi Adesina is one of thousands of dignitaries from across the continent, including President Jacob Zumba, attending the AU's 28th summit currently underway at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia.

This year’s theme is “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments for Youth”.

In a statement, the African Development Bank says the summit is an opportunity for Adesina and senior staff to discuss its Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative and reaffirm its partnership with the African Union.

African youth is one of the central themes of the summit and outgoing chair Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma has promised to appoint a Youth Special Envoy before she leaves office in April.

From its headquarters in Ivory Coast the bank has indicated it's ready to scale up partnerships with governments, development partners and the private sector to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)