Bank Hosts High-Level Meetings in Tunis

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The Bank is currently hosting a series of important and high-level meetings in Tunis.  Heads of the ECA, FAO and the Bank began meeting on Sunday to discuss agricultural strategies in Africa, review the status of implementation of agreements made in Maputo and Sirte on regional agricultural matters and determine areas of future collaboration among the four institutions.  A critical meeting of the Global Coalition for Africa (GCA) also took place on Monday to consider options for the future of the GCA and recommend whether it should close or continue in a revitalized form.  The GCA is an intergovernmental forum that brings together top African policymakers and their partners in the international community in order to build consensus on Africa’s priority development issues.  On Tuesday, August 1, the ADB and World Bank also met to discuss changes in both institutions, review results of their strategic partnership to date, and set the agenda and framework for formal bilateral discussions that would  take place later this year.  President Donald Kaberuka and World Bank Vice President, Gobind Nankani, co-chaired the meeting.

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