African Development Bank

Mercury Public Affairs is providing PR, government relations and digital communications services to the African Development Bank.

ADB, which has 80 member countries, works to spur sustainable economic development and social progress to help overcome poverty in Africa.

The firm is working for the Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire-headquartered bank as a subcontractor for Mercury International UK Ltd.

Representation began Sept. 1 and runs through February 2022.

Mercury’s Timothy Sculthorpe, Molly Toomey and Alexander Walker handle ADB.

John Kerry, president Biden’s special envoy for climate, held a virtual meeting on Sept. 26 with ADB president Akinwumi Adesina ahead of the United Nations global conference on climate change slated for Glasgow next month.

They discussed how the US can help Africa deal with its $27B climate finance gap. Biden has announced plans to double the US contribution to climate finance to $11.4B per year by 2024.