AfDB - Support for Adesina's Reelection Continues to Grow

Support for African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina's reelection to a second term continues to grow. After the Bureau of the Board of Governors of the Bank upheld the conclusions of the Ethics Committee of the Bank, which found allegations of ethics violation submitted by an anonymous group of whistleblowers to be "baseless and unsubstantiated," statements of support for Adesina have poured in from all corners of the globe. Among them, the chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and a former U.S. executive director to the AfDB, Dr. Mima Nedelcovych.

African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina addressing the 53rd Annual Meetings of the AfDB held in Busan, Korea. "Africa must stop being a museum of poverty. Its people are determined to reverse this trend…the world must also begin to look at Africa through an investment lens rather than as a development case,” Adesina told reporters on the sidelines of the Busan Annual Meetings.

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African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina and his wife, Grace, at the Laureate tour of Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines, for the Laureate Award Ceremony for the 2017 World Food Prize.

African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina and his wife, Grace, accompanied by Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, arrive at the Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines, for the Laureate Award Ceremony for the 2017 World Food Prize.

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  • 2017 World Food Prize

    Author:
    Iowa PBS
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    Iowa PBS
    Publication Date:
    24 May 2019

    Iowa Public Television provided live coverage of The World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa Capitol on Thursday, October 19 at 7 p.m. ... see more »

Winner of the 2017 World Food Prize, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina accepts the hand-crafted prize sculpture originally created for the World Food Prize by world-renowned designer Saul Bass. In his prize acceptance speech, Adesina commits his quarter of a million dollars prize money to setting up "a fund fully dedicated to providing grants, fellowships, and financing for the youth of Africa in agriculture as a business."

African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina and to Waris Dirie, human rights pioneer in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), awarded the 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize in recognition of their enduring contributions to help resolve worldwide suffering, conflict, poverty and threats to the environment, by promoting a comprehensive, future-oriented vision of peace.

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African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina attends an event at the sidelines of the Bank's Annual Meetings in Busan, South Korea.

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