AfDB Participates in Peace Conference in Addis Ababa
The TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) meeting on Consolidation of Peace took place February 16-17, 2006 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
It was organized by the Government of Japan, the UN, the Global Coalition for Africa, the World Bank, and UNDP, with the aim of bringing together the experience and lessons acquired in Africa and other regions, as well as putting forward proposals and recommendations for effective ways to promote peace consolidation in Africa.
The AfDB Resident Representative in Ethiopia, Pierre Seya, shared the experience of the African Development Bank Group on Post-Conflict Community Reconstruction and Socio-Economic Development at the conference. He informed the participants of the various instruments used by the Bank in conflict-affected countries, ranging from the Post Conflict Country Facility to emergency humanitarian grants.
The Conference drew more than 400 participants from 73 countries as well as 38 international and regional organizations and 20 civil society and non-governmental organizations.