- 100 delegates from Africa and Europe expected
- Another 100 delegates will be from Botswana alone
- AAFDI works to encourage cooperation among African development finance institutions
The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) will host the Chief Executive Officers Forum of the 2022 edition of the Association of African Development and Finance Institutions (AADFI), The Business Weekly & Review has established.
To be held from 23 to 25 November 2022 in Gaborone, the 2022 AADFI CEO Forum will bring together over 200 senior level executives including CEOs, senior management executives, and officials in African Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), Multilateral Development Finance Institutions (MDFIs), African DFIs’ supervisory authorities and government agencies responsible for promoting development finance, central banks, finance ministries, and Monetary Financial Institutions (MFIs).
About 100 or so delegates will come from Africa and Europe combined while an additional 100 delegates will be from Botswana alone. According to CEDA, the conversation of the forum will be around the issue of transforming current DFIs into fourth-generation development banks and co-creating the future of development banking and finance with CEDA.
“The agency believes that hosting the 2022 AADFI CEO Forum will further provide an opportunity for Botswana officials and management to interact with their counterparts in the member organisations of AADFI, which is undoubtedly invaluable to not only infuse knowledge but to share experiences for the benefit of both CEDA and member organisations who will be in attendance,” the agency said in a statement this week.
AAFDI is an umbrella organisation for development finance institutions in Africa. It was created under the auspices of the African Development Bank in 1975 with the objective of encouraging cooperation for promotion and financing of sustainable development in Africa and economic integration in the continent. It has over 80 member institutions made up of national, regional, and multilateral development finance institutions in Africa and other regions of the world engaged in development finance activities in Africa.