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Civil Society Engagement - Newsletter “Voices of Citizens in Africa” - Issue 01 | January 2019


The African Development Bank (AfDB)-Civil Society Committee was launched in May 2018, during the Civil Society Forum that took place in Abidjan, to advise and facilitate AfDB’s collaboration with Civil Society Organizations. The Committee serves as an advisory body that guides the African Development Bank in its’ engagement and on forging stronger relations and partnerships with Civil Society.

The composition of the Committee is mixed with 11 Civil Society Organizations - with expertise in AfDB’s High 5 priorities ( Light up & power Africa, Feed Africa, Integrate Africa, Industrialize Africa & Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa) and representing the 5 sub-regions as well as international non governmental organizations active in Africa – and 11 Bank Senior Management and Staff representing a range of Departments and Complexes. The Civil Society Organizations members were invited to join the Committee by invitation of the Committee Chair, on the basis of a selection process with strict criteria administered by AfDB. The term of the Committee is for a period of two years.

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