Programme

The 2012 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (African Development Bank and the African Development Fund) will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC), from 28 May to 1 June 2012.

The opening ceremony will take place at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC), on 31May, 2012 at 9 am.


Saturday, 26 May

  • 09:00 am – 05:00 pm   Registration of Participants    

Sunday, 27 May

  • 09:00 am – 05:00 pm   Registration of Participants 

Monday, 28 May

  • 07:30 am – 06:00 pm   Registration of Participants
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development – Bilateral Meetings
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   OPEC Fund – Bilateral Meetings
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   BADEA – Bilateral Meetings
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm  Nigeria – Bilateral Meetings
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm  AFC – Bilateral Meetings
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   Eximbank India – Bilateral Meetings
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm  AADFI – Bilateral Meetings
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   ICF Summit – Stand
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   Room 1 - Bilateral Meetings with clients of Standard Chartered Bank
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   Room 2 - Bilateral Meetings with clients of Standard Chartered Bank
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   KRVC / OPEV Stand
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   Exhibition Hall for OSFU
  • 09:00 am – 12:00 pm   Child Soldiers in Africa – Lessons Learnt so far / Linkages to Youth Employment
  • 09:00 am – 05:00 pm   PIDA/ Sokoni Exhibition
  • 09:00 am – 05:00 pm   African Legal Support facility (ALSF) Stand
  • 09:00 am – 06:00 pm   Rating Review Meeting of the AfDB with Fitch Rating Agency
  • 09:00 am – 06:00 pm   Meetings of the Organs of the ALSF
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm   African Economic Outlook 2012 – Promoting Youth Employment
  • 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm   Constituency Meeting / Lunch – BDIR04 - Executive Director François KRUGER
  • 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm   Interview with the President of the Bank
  • 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm   Launch of the 2011 African Development Report and Discussions on Bank Group Strategic Orientations on Private Sector
  • 02:30 pm – 05:30 pm   AADFI- Executive Committee Meeting
  • 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm   Drought Crisis and Food Insecurity in Africa: In Search of a Cure
  • 07:00 pm 09:00 pm  Constituency Dinner – BDIR 09 - Executive Director Hassan Ali KHEDR
  • 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Dinner – High Level Seminars Speakers

Tuesday, 29 May

Wednesday, 30 May

  • 06:45 am – 07:30 am   Constituency Meeting – Breakfast – BDIR18 - Executive Director Masahiro KAN
  • 07:30 am   Registration of Participants 
  • 08:00 am – 08:30 am   Meeting of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors (Closed Session) 
  • 08:00 am – 06:00 pm   AADFI General Assembly 
  • 08:30 am – 10:30 am   Meeting of the Joint Steering Committee (Closed Session; Open to non-member Governors as observers) 
  • 08:30 am – 06:00 pm   Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Forum 
  • 08:30 am – 06:30 pm   Private Equity Investment in Africa- In support of Inclusive Growth
  • 09:00 am – 06:00 pm   ICF Summit – Plenary Session
  • 09:00 am – 10:00 am  Africa Group 1 Constituency Panel Meeting
  • 09:00 am – 10:00 am  Meeting with Egypt and Tunisia
  • 09:00 am – 10:30 am   Constituency Meeting – BDIR20- Executive Director Vincenzo ZEZZA
  • 09:00 am – 10:30 am   U.S.-East Africa Community Infrastructure Project Preparation Roundtable   
  • 09:00 am – 11:00 am   2012 African Governance Outlook – Public Financial Governance Reforms: the Recent Progress in Africa  
  • 09:00 am – 01:00 pm  Inaugural Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Advisory Council Meeting 
  • 09:00 am – 05:00 pm   Coalition of Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) Board Meeting   
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm   Aid for Trade and Regional Integration 
  • 10:00 am – 02:00 pm   High Level Roundtable on Africa’s Industrialization   
  • 10:30 am – 01:00 pm   Africa Group 1 Constituency Meeting
  • 10:30 am – 06:15 pm   Constituency Meeting – Head of the Netherlands Delegation with Senior Management – BDIR20 – Executive Director Vincenzo ZEZZA
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm   Debate: Africa Transforming Africa
  • 11:00 am – 06:00 pm  Official Korean Delegation – Meeting with African Financial Institutions  – BDIR 02 – Executive Director Hau Sing TSE 
  • 12:30 pm – 02:00 pm   Luncheon for Law Seminar Panelists - Executive Director Walter Crawford JONES
  • 12:30 pm – 01:00 pm   Constituency Meeting – BDIR20- Executive Director Vincenzo ZEZZA
  • 12:30 pm – 02:00 pm   AfDB/Harvard Seminar Lunch
  • 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm Lunch
  • 02:00 pm – 04:30 pm   Harnessing the Innovative Capacities of Africa’s Youth: Africa Unbound and Africa 2.0
  • 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm   Introduction to MFW4A with the Executive Committee Members
  • 02:30 pm – 06:30 pm   PIDA Partners’ Conference
  • 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm   Economic Structural Transformation in Africa
  • 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm   Joint Seminar with Harvard Law School on Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies: Building Africa’s Legal Professions in the Age of Globalization  
  • 04:30 pm – 06:30 pm   The G20 and the Africa Agenda
  • 04:30 pm – 07:30 pm   Agvance Africa: Launch of Agriculture and Agri-Business Fund of Funds
  • 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm   AFMI Roundtable Meeting with Banks
  • 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm  Nordic-Indian Constituency Meeting – BDIR 03 - Executive Director Margit THOMSENN
  • 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm   Constituency Office Meeting – BDIR10 - Executive Director Mohit DHOORUNDHUR
  • 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Constituency Dinner – BDIR10 - Executive Director Mohit DHOORUNDHUR
  • 07:15 pm – 09:30 pm   Southern Africa Group 2 Constituency Working Dinner– BDIR7 - Executive Director Mampuya P. TOMBWELE
  • 07:30 pm – 09:45 pm   Constituency Working Dinner – BDIR08 - Executive Director Mamadou A. SOW
  • 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm  Central Africa Group Constituency Working Dinner - Theme : Regional Integration, foundation for Sustainable Development in Central Africa – BDIR11 – Executive Director André NZAPAYEKE
  • 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm   Dinner: African Bankers and Business Leadership Awards (by invitation) 

Thursday, 31 May

Friday, 1st June

Quote

"Indeed African governments have a key role as a partner to the Bank in achieving inclusive growth"

Read AfDB Chief Economist interview