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AfDB Long-Term Strategy to Feature at African Development Forum
Experts and management of the African Development Bank Group are geared up for the eighth African Development Forum (AFD VIII) to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from October 23-25 on the theme “Governing and Harnessing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development.”
The AFD, a biennial event of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), was created in 1999 and convenes in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and other partners. It serves as a multi-stakeholder platform for debating, discussing and initiating concrete strategies for Africa’s development.
This year’s forum also presents an auspicious moment to further engage AfDB partners on its 2013-2022 Long-Term Strategy, which envisages Africa’s transformation into a stable, integrated and prospering continent.
The forum gathers a large number of participants including Heads of State and Government, policy-makers, development partners, other UN agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (IGOs/NGOs), academia, practitioners, civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, eminent policy and opinion leaders and other concerned stakeholders. The forum includes plenary and high-level parallel panel sessions as well as side-events featuring keynote/lead speakers and presenters, media representatives and other participants.