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The African Development Bank organizes 2018 Civil Society Forum

"Engaging Civil Society in Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization"
Event location: 
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Civil Society Forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the African Development Bank. The 2018 edition of the Forum will take place at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 7 to 9 and is aligned with the industrialization theme of the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meetings

The Forum will be attended by government officials and civil society organizations from across Africa, international NGOs, as well as the Bank’s Senior Management. As part of the Bank’s mandate to further engage with civil society, the Bank’s Civil Society Division in the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department, launched in 2017 a series of consultations with CSOs as well as internal consultations with Bank staff.

A key outcome from the consultations was a joint decision to change the format of the Bank’s Civil Society Fora. The Forum will be held separately from the Bank’s Annual Meetings and will consist of a 3-day event devoted entirely to priorities of civil society in Africa. 

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