This year's African Development Bank Annual Meetings will take place from Monday, May 22 to Friday, May 26, 2017 at the “Mahatma Mandir Conference Center” in Ahmedabad ,Gujarat State, Republic of India. The 52nd Annual Meetings for the African Development Bank and the 43rd meetings of its soft loan affiliate, the African Development Fund (ADF), will focus on the theme " Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa", and draws on one of the Bank's "High 5" priority areas, namely to "Feed Africa ". It also reflects the Bank’s new Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025, which received unanimous endorsement by Executive Directors of the Bank Group. The document was widely reviewed by global stakeholders, peer institutions and partners as well as through regional consultations held in Rabat, Kinshasa, Lusaka, Dar es Salaam and Accra.
The event, where key decisions about the Bank Group are made each year, is attended by Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the Bank's 54 regional member countries (RMCs) and 26 non-regional member countries, and attracts more than 4,500 delegates representing multilateral finance institutions, development agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, civil society and the media.

                                                                     General information for the media

Importing equipment and other non-personal effects into India for the Annual Meetings

As per customs regulations, equipment being brought into India needs to be declared in a letter with the equipment’s approximate value.
This letter needs to be in triplicate and should be submitted to the customs officials on arrival.

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“Africa must feed itself. It is inconceivable that a continent with abundant arable land, water, diverse agro-ecological richness and sunshine is a net food- importing region.” – AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina 

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