African Development Bank participates in the World Economic Forum on Africa

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From: 03/06/2015
To: 05/06/2015
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa took place in Cape Town, South Africa, under the theme: “Then and Now: Reimaging Africa’s Future”.

The African Development Bank participated in several sessions.

AfDB President Donald Kaberuka participated a session on Friday, June 5 titled “Africa Economic Outlook” alongside the likes of World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Makhtar Diop; and Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Claver Gatete.

The Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, launched a report on women board directors in Africa on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015, published jointly by the AfDB, WEF, and World Bank, was unveiled on Thursday, June 4, 2015. The report highlights, among other things, factors necessary to ensure the continent’s competitiveness in the global market.

The WEF brings together world leaders from business, government, and civil society, to evaluate Africa’s progress, and share insights on current issues. The forum also identifies innovative methodologies of accelerating inclusive growth that promotes sustainable development on the continent.