The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

10:30-11:00 Press Conference


  • Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Steve-Kayizzi Mugerwa, Chief Economist & Vice-President , African Development Bank
  • Carlos Lopes, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dièye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa

"Africa can no longer be content with simply managing poverty. For our future and the future of our children, we must eliminate it." - Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

Conference Venue

African Union Building and Government Hotel, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

AEC Partners