The recordings are excerpts from a hearing session at the US Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, during which the president of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made a compelling case for the United States to back the institution’s $1.5 billion emergency food production plan. The plan seeks to avert a looming food crisis in Africa caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Bank chief testified about global food insecurity and persisting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Adesina’s Keynote Speech (Text in English): bit.ly/3Ndx6s6
President Adesina’s Keynote Speech (Text in French): bit.ly/3FLPllZ
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Development Bank Group (AfDB).