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AfDB President Awarded for his Efforts to End Childhood Hunger

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, was honored with the 2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) in Washington D.C., on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. The award is in recognition of Adesina's lifelong work towards advancing agricultural development which has contributed significantly to food security, particularly in Africa. More on AfDB in this BRIEFING

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African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Dr. Akin Adesina and his family at the Global Child Nutrition Foundation's 2017 Annual Gala Reception in Washington, DC, June 13, 2017. Dr. Adesina was the recipient of Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was created to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward the worldwide dream of ending childhood hunger.

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AfDB president Akin Adesina presented the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award Washington DC, June 13, 2017, by Tom Vilsack, former secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture

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African Development Bank President Akin Adesina shares a hug with Gene White. The Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award is given in the name of Gene, who has dedicated her life to the nutrition and well-being of children.

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(L-R) Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer World Bank; Akin Adesina, President African Development Bank; Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, Deputy Governor Osun State, Nigeria; Grace Yemisi Adesina at the presentation of the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award to AfDB President Akin Adesina in Washington DC, June 13, 2017

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Dr. Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, and recipient of the Gene White Achievement Award, dedicated his award to his son, Dr. Rotimi Adesina who just completed his residency program in pediatrics at the Crozer-Chester medical center in Pennsylvania

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Cover of the program for the Global Child Nutrition Foundation 2017 Annual Gala Reception features Dr. Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, recipient of the Gene White Achievement Award

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