ADB hosts high-level Green Climate Fund delegation to forge strategic relationship
ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with Green Climate Fund Executive Director Howard Bamsey and members of his senior management team on 19 June 2018 at ADB headquarters in Manila. Concluding GCF's 2-day visit, President Nakao emphasized the importance of concessional climate finance to ADB's developing member countries. See news release and photo.
President Nakao cites countries' efforts to sustain economic growth at ACMECS Leaders Summit
ADB President Takehiko Nakao reaffirmed ADB's support to the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy in a video message shown at the 8th ACMECS Summit on 16 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. President Nakao said efforts by member countries to create seamless cross-border connectivity, upgrade regional value chains, and strengthen private sector participation, are critical to sustain their impressive economic growth. He said that through the $41 billion pipeline of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Investment Framework 2020, ADB will help leverage significant support for ACMECS countries in addition to national country programs. See the photo.
President Nakao reaffirms ADB’s expanding partnership with Georgia
ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili and Minister of Finance and ADB Governor Mamuka Bakhtadze during a visit to the country from 13–16 June 2018. President Nakao reaffirmed ADB’s strong and expanding partnership with Georgia. Finance Minister Bakhtadze expressed his appreciation for ADB’s support of Georgia’s infrastructure investments and reform efforts. President Nakao visited ADB-assisted projects and met with representatives of micro, small and medium-sized businesses supported by ADB projects. See news release and photo.
President Nakao meets with senior officials and visits ADB projects in Armenia
ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and Deputy Prime Minister and ADB Governor Mher Grigoryan on 13 June 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia. President Nakao expressed appreciation for the government’s commitment to economic stability and reconfirmed ADB’s partnership with Armenia. He also visited ADB-assisted projects in the country. See news release and photo.
President highlights ADB priorities for developing clean energy in Asia at clean energy forum
President Nakao spoke at the final session of the Asia Clean Energy Forum's main program on 7 June 2018 in ADB headquarters. He emphasized in his speech ADB's priorities for developing clean energy in Asia both as a pillar of low carbon development and as a response to climate change, and the role that advanced, high-level technologies can play in the region to help Asia attain its clean energy potential. See news release and photo.
President meets with Singapore officials, business leaders on digital technology in development
President Nakao met on 5 June 2018 with Singapore Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, and senior business leaders on a 2-day visit to Singapore. They talked about how digital technologies can be used to improve public service delivery, promote inclusive economic growth, and make business practices more effective and efficient. See news release and photo.
President Nakao thanks ADB staff at 40th Staff Association Annual General Meeting
President Nakao in a speech on 1 June 2018 in ADB headquarters expressed his appreciation for the hard work of staff in headquarters and resident missions. He talked about ADB’s successful Annual Meeting in Manila, priorities in ADB’s new Strategy 2030, the importance of harnessing new technologies, and human resource management at ADB. See the photo.
President leads appreciation event on Manila 2018
At an appreciation event on 31 May 2018 for the successful completion of the 51st ADB Annual Meeting in Manila on 3-6 May 2018, President Nakao acknowledged the close collaboration with Philippines Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez in planning a successful Annual Meeting. See the photo.
ADB hosts first meeting between MfDR and Evaluation Cooperation Group
President Nakao, in his opening speech at the first meeting of the Multilateral Development Bank Working Group on Managing for Development Results and the Evaluation Cooperation Group on 30 May 2018, noted that ADB will continue to work with its international financial institution partners to reinforce a results culture. See news release and photo.
President Nakao lectures at International University of Japan
The President on 24 May 2018 spoke to some 80 international relations and management graduate students at the International University of Japan in Niigata about ADB’s history, role, function, and operations, and the prospects of Asian economies. He also met with 21 IUJ scholars of the ADB-Japan Scholarship Program. See the photo.