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  • Happy birthday, President Ernest Bai Koroma

    Freetown, 2 October – IDA wish happy birthday to the man who transformed Sierra Leone from a stone age to a modern nation—PRESIDENT ERNEST BAI KOROMA. Dr. Koroma is 64 today.  Picture by Cocoriko.

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  • Northern Regional Coordinating Council

    Tamale, 15 September – Andrea Giannetto and IDA Ghana Staff meet H.E. Salifu Sa-eed, Minister of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council of Ghana, to discuss regarding the Region development.

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  • Sheshegu young girls group

    Sheshegu, 14 September – Andrea Giannetto meet a young girls group to explain the “Dignity” importance.

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  • Gbunlahigu women group

    Gbunlahigu, 13 September – Andrea Giannetto  meet in Gbunlahigu  (Ghana) a women group to explain the NourDign project.

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  • IDA Ghana

    Accra, 12 September – Andrea Giannetto meet IDA Ghana board to discuss regarding the Country development.

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  • Senegal Development

    Berlin, 8 September – Meeting in the Embassy of Senegal between HE Mr. Gueye, Ambassador of Senegal in Berlin and Mr. Donaly Malungu, representative of ADA President in Europe. Meeting organized on the setting up of a support platform for Merkel’s Chancellor’s project for the development of Africa by a Marschall plan devised by the

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  • Germany and Africa

    Siegen, 01 September – In Siegen (Germany) a meeting was held between Mr. Donaly Malungu, Representative of the President of the ADA in Europe, Dr. Reverend Pastor Daniel KAWATA, and the Honorable Volkmar Klein, Member of the CDU and Member of the Bundestag, close to German Chancellor Merkel. The topic was the collaboration between Germany

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  • IDA – ECOSOC

    New York, 25 July – At its coordination and management meeting of 25 July 2017, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) approved the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant Special Consultative Status to the Initiative for the Development of Africa – IDA.

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  • Polyhedric Russia

    Torino, 20 June – The Association Novapangea and Csar (Center for the Arts of Russia, Ca ‘Foscari-Venezia) have organized an important international event at the Venaria Royal Palace in Turin. In the morning, Russian entrepreneurs and experts featured the conference and have answered to the questions from the present business world. In the afternoon, seven

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  • Polyhedric Russia Dinner

    Torino, 19 June – The Association Novapangea has organized a special dinner to launch the important international event regarding the connection between art and business in Russia.

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  • Arab Islamic American Summit

    Riyadh, 24 May – President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, attending the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center in Riyadh. The summit is between leaders of Muslim-majority countries and US President, Donald Trump, which aims to decouple Islam’s image from terrorism.

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  • Obama Speaks in Seeds&Chips

    Milan, 9 Mai – Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit is one of the top Food Innovation events worldwide. Seeds&Chips was dedicated to showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world. Mr. Obama spoke about how climate change was imperiling food production around the world and threatening to aggravate the “migration that

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  • World Economic Forum on Africa

    Durban, 3-5 May – Africa is facing a mixed outlook for growth. The economic growth forecast for the continent over the coming year is expected to be lower than the 5% average of the past decade. This is largely due to the dip in commodity prices and the economic slowdown in China. That said, a

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  • Refugee Projects

    New York, 28 April – On Apr 28 RCNY and the Rotary Italian delegation working on Refugee Projects jointly with the United Nations paid a visit today to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Firas Kayhal and Andrew Painter – both Senior Advisors/Liaisons. The delegation consisted of President RCNY Can Erbilgin, Chair International Meetings

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  • Gambia Sierra Leone meeting

    Freetown, 27 April – President Koroma hosts Gambian counterpart Adama Barrow. Gambian President Adama Barrow arrived in Freetown last evening for a two-day working visit from Wednesday 26 April to Thursday, 27 April, 2017. This is President Barrow’s first visit to Sierra Leone since assuming the mantle as President of the Republic of The Gambia.

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  • The 14th Annual AVCA Conference

    Abidjan, 7 April – The 14th Annual African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) Conference, take place in Abidjan the 3 to 7 April 2017; is the Largest African Private Equity Gathering Globally. The Annual AVCA Conference is the association’s flagship event, which provides the private equity and venture capital industry in Africa with

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  • Africa CEO Forum 2017

    Geneva, 20 March – During the Africa CEO Forum President Sall also took a strong stance against Africa’s supposed role in Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis. “Africa and Europe have a long history but what I cannot accept is the characterization of African migration”. He made it clear that it was in the continent’s best interest

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  • Atraxis and the World Bank meeting

    Dakar, 10 March – Mrs Pauline Seck-Faye, the ADA Communication Manager has participate to a Meeting organized by Atraxis and the World Bank regarding the financing of infrastructure in Africa. She was part of the panelists, Mr. Maguatte Wade is the former Director of the Execution Agency for Public Infrastructures (AGETIP) and Abdoulaye Ly the

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  • Women empowerment in Ivory Coast

    Abidjan, 24 february – Andrea Giannetto IDA President meet a women cooperative for the fish processing, in Ivory Coast to introduce NourDign project. IDA is working to provide for a dehydration machine.

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  • Arab and African Trade Bridges

    Rabat, 24 February – Mohamed H’MIDOUCHEHE ADA Vice President met in Rabat, Mr. Marcel A. DE SOUZA, President of ECOWAS Commission,  during the launching forum of the Arab and African Trade Bridges, organized jointly by the Moroccan Ministry of Trade, Industry and Digital Economy, the Islamic Development Bank and its subsidiary ITFC.

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  • ADA ECOWAS partnership

    Dakar, 24 February – Meeting with Mr. Moustapha Cissé LO President of the ECOWAS Parliament and Mr. Benoit NGom ADA President, with Mr. Ousmane Sy Ndiaye Advisor in charge of international cooperation of ADA. The meeting was to consolidate the partnership between ADA and ECOWAS.

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  • Arab and African Trade Bridges

    Rabat, 23 February – Mohamed H’MIDOUCHEHE ADA Vice President met in Rabat, Dr. Bandar Ben Mohammed El Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank,  during the launching forum of the Arab and African Trade Bridges, organized jointly by the Moroccan Ministry of Trade, Industry and Digital Economy, the Islamic Development Bank and its subsidiary ITFC.

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  • Arab and African Trade Bridges

    Rabat, 23 February – Mohamed H’MIDOUCHEHE ADA Vice President met in Rabat, Mr. Hani Sonbol, President of the Islamic International Trade Financing Institution (ITFC),  during the launching forum of the Arab and African Trade Bridges, organized jointly by the Moroccan Ministry of Trade, Industry and Digital Economy, the Islamic Development Bank and its subsidiary ITFC.

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  • AFAMAH Meeting

    Abidjan, 22 February – THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FOR MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AND HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS (AFAMAH) is signing an MOU with IDA to develop part of the NourDign project in Ivory Coast. Andrea Giannetto met Mrs. NA DIARRA SIDIBE DIABAGATE President of AFAMAH have discussed regarding the project startup.

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  • RAFAA and IDA in Ivory Coast

    Abidjan, 22 February – Andrea Giannetto and Mrs. KONE Antoinette, President of Rafaa, Network of Associations of Actives Women of Africa , have discussed regarding the pilot phase of the rice process in Ivory Coast. RAFAA, ADN and IDA are working on the Business Plan for the project develpment.

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  • Labor conditions in Senegal

    Dakar, 3 February – Labor Minister of Senegal Mr. El Hadji Mansour SY meet Andrea Giannetto IDA President, to discuss regarding the working conditions and opportunities of the Country.

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  • Agriculture opportunities in Senegal

    Dakar, 2 February – Energy Minister of Senegal Mr. Papa Abdoulaye SECK meet an Italian delegation headed by IDA, to discuss regarding the agriculture development of the Country.

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  • Energy in Senegal

    Dakar, 2 February – Energy Minister of Senegal Mr. Thierno Alassane SALL meet an Italian delegation headed by IDA, to discuss regarding the energy development of the Country.

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  • AFAMAH and IDA

    Dakar, 1 February – AFAMAH and IDA have had a meeting in Dakar to discuss regarding the IDA women social project development in Ivory Coast. The agreement was to start with a couple of Pilots for food processing, mainly cocoa and cashew. By the end of February 2017, Mrs. Nadiarra Sidibé Diabagaté AFAMAH President and

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  • UN World Data Forum for women

    Cape Town, South Africa, 17 January 2017 – With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United NationsWorld Data Forum, explored ways to close these data gaps. “Gender statistics are critical for setting priorities,

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  • Environment in Uganda

    Uganda, 10 January – President Yoweri Museveni has opened a war on environmental degradation, walking over three kilometers across Mpologoma swamp and bridge as the sunset in Eastern Uganda. IDA attendance.

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  • Economic mission in Abuja

    Abuja, 18 December – IDA has organized an economic mission dedicated to constructions projects in Nigeria. The Italian companies involved are developing social and luxury houses in Abuja and in the rest of the Country.

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  • ECOWAS for Gambia

    Monrovia, Liberia, 12 December – The President of the Republic of Liberia and Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leads a High-level delegation of the Sub-regional Body to The Gambia.

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  • Governmental meeting for the women empowerment

    Dakar, 28 November – A Governmental meeting for the women empowerment has been organized by UNACOIS. UNACOIS has involved several representatives of the main governmental institutions interested on the project; the women ministry has headed the meeting with the coordination of ADA and IDA.

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  • Sierra Leone and China partnership

    Freetown, 28 November – China has become one of Sierra Leone’s most trusted and valued development partner. In the words of President Ernest Koroma , while Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the Sierra Leone/Chinese Jui Friendship Hospital Ebola Holding Centre and Mobile Laboratory held on Friday September 26, 2014, China is a special friend

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  • SME Africa Forum

    Abidjan, 17 November – In a context of growth for African economies these past 5 years, and with the incredible opportunity offered by the connection of the continent to the world, African SMEs would benefit the coming years, from countless development possibilities. A general consensus on the key role of the private sector in Africa

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  • COP 22 UN in Marrakech

    Marrakech, 16 November – Sierra Leone’s President , Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday addressed the COP 22 UN Climate Change Conference being held in Marrakech , Morocco, where  almost 200 nations are meeting to work out ways to implement the 2015 Paris agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • 5th ISID Forum

    Dakar, 14-15 November – The fifth ISID Forum, co-organized by UNIDO and the Government of Senegal, took place in Dakar, Senegal, on 14 and 15 November. The Forum presented the experience and results of PCP implementation in pilot countries − Ethiopia, Peru and Senegal − to sensitize African countries to the principles of inclusive and

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  • Nomination National Representative of ADA in Nigeria

    Abuja, 7 October – Chief Monica Eshan Ogon has been appointed as National Representative of African Diplomatic Academy (ADA) in Nigeria and Resident Representative to ECOWAS. She collaborate with Mr. EL Hadji Medoune THIOUNE for better develop the IDA/ADA project in the Country.

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  • « Les Rencontres Africa 2016 »

    Paris, 22 September – The most important economic event about Africa, organized in France. Under the auspices and patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, in joint collaboration with AfricaFrance and the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, the Africa 2016 meetings will actively promote “economic and human ties between Africa and France

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