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

Kurt Lonsway

Mr. Kurt Lonsway is an experienced engineer currently serving as the Manager for Environment and Climate Change within the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change for the African Development Bank (AfDB). He manages a team of environmental, social, climate change and renewable energy specialists working with Bank operations in energy, water and sanitation, transportation, ICT and the private sector.  He previously served as the Manager for Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance at the Bank and as an Environmental and Social Development Specialist and Team Leader within the AfDB’s Private Sector Department.  Before joining the AfDB, he was a Technical Director and Washington, DC Branch Manager for the International Development Service team on Environmental Resources Management and subsequently served as the Moscow Project Coordinator for a large oil and gas project located in Western Siberia, Russia.  Mr. Lonsway has over 30 years of international work experience, primarily in Africa and Asia, including long-term resident contracts in Côte d’Ivoire, in Tanzania as a Peace Corps volunteer.