The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Sophia University in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU to promote capacity development within the two institutions for their mutual benefit and the entire African continent.

AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina

It is our sincere wish that this day will be an opening of bright future possibilities for all of us. We strongly hope our coming together today is not for a mere signing of an agreement, but a step towards shaping the future world,” said Professor Terumichi Yoshiaki President of the university, who signed for his institution.

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Sophia University, a leading private Jesuit university with a student population of 14,000 (2018), is one of many in the country that host the Japan-Africa Scholarship, which provides two-year scholarships to high achieving African graduate students to enable them to undertake post-graduate studies in priority development areas on the continent and abroad.

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