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Equa G to Play Host to AfDB Meetings

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Equatorial Guinea will host the 54th Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund slated for June.

The Annual Meetings are the AfDB’s largest events that provide a unique forum for representatives of governments, businesses, civil society, think tanks, academia and the media worldwide, to dialogue on key issues concerning Africa’s development.

About 3,000 participants are expected to grace the meeting. This will include finance ministers, central bank governors, policy makers, civil society organizations, leaders of international organizations and captains of industry from the Bank Group’s 80 Member States.

This year’s Annual Meetings focus on ‘Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity’, falling under one of the Bank’s five priority areas known as the ‘High 5s’ (Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa).

This year’s calendar of events includes a High-Level Presidential Dialogue on “Boosting Africa’s Economic Integration”. There will also be a special presentation of the Bank’s flagship African Economic Outlook publication for 2019, released in January.