About Us

About the African Development Institute

The African Development Institute (ADI) is the focal point for Capacity Development in the African Development Bank. The goal of African Development Institute is to contribute to efforts at building sustainable capacity for development effectiveness in the institution’s regional member countries.

The African development Institute (EADI) has helped improve the effectiveness of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) funded operations since its establishment in 1973 and through its reorientation in 1992 and 2001. 2013 will mark the Institute’s fifth year of operations as a Department. This has been achieved through a range of training programmes offered to RMCs. The EADI will continue to be the focal point for the Bank Group’s capacity development activities through: (i) the delivery of training activities on AfDB’s strategic issues; (ii) the provision of assistance , advice and guidance to Operations and Sector Departments in the design and implementation of their activities; (iii) the coordination of the Annual Meetings Seminars; (iv) the provision of knowledge dissemination services; and (v) the development of training materials (including e-learning tools) to support operations.

The Institute will continue to collaborate with several organizational units within the Bank as well other sister development institutions in knowledge development and dissemination.

Areas of interest include infrastructure, human resources development, information and communication technology as well as knowledge sharing.

About the eInstitute

The eInstitute is a Knowledge Portal of the African Development Institute to develop capacities across Africa through distance and eLearning and to build a culture of continuous learning through a community of practice and regular knowledge exchange.


What we do

  • Harvesting AfDB’s internal knowledge for delivery via distance and eLearning.
  • Developing the capacity of Bank Staff and Regional Member Country trainers to use ICT to deliver training.
  • Creating an outreach programme for development partners and RMC institutions
  • Creating communities of practice and knowledge exchange networks for capacity building.

Our Approach

Tailor-made development and delivery solutions taking into consideration different needs, skill levels and appropriate ICT infrastructure.

  • Blended-learning
  • Instructor-led Learning
  • Self-paced Learning

Distance and eLearning Support Services

  • eLearning Platform and Content Hosting
  • Instructional Design
  • Training and Coaching
  • Content Development
  • Recording and Development of Multimedia
  • Online Learner Support