Bank Engagement with Civil Society

The African Development Bank strongly believes that engaging with Civil Society will help it achieve its priorities of inclusive, sustainable development. Since the beginning of his mandate, President Akinwumi Adesina has stressed the importance of engaging with civil society in achieving the Bank’s “High 5” priorities. The Bank has subsequently renewed its commitment to mainstreaming civil society engagement, creating a new Department: Gender, Women and Civil Society, with a Civil Society and Community Engagement Division dedicated to civil society engagement.

The Bank plans to mainstream Civil Society Engagement throughout its project cycle to promote transparency, and above all to increase its stakeholders’ effective and efficient participation.

Civil Society Engagement

The African Development Bank has made efforts to catalyze enhanced engagement with civil society for more than two decades. ...

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Social Impact and Innovation 

The concept of social impact entrepreneurship, the idea of using business to solve major social and environment problems, is already gaining traction in Africa ...
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Civil Society Committee 

The African Development Bank established a Bank-Civil Society Organisation Committee in 2000 following the adoption of the Cooperation Policy with Civil Society in 1999...
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The African Development Bank is pleased to launch a Call for Proposals for CSO-led Sessions during the 2018 Civil Society Forum. The Forum is scheduled to take place in Abidjan, from Monday, May 7th to Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 and revolves around the theme of AfDB and Civil Society engaging in Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization.

Call for Proposals: CSO-led Sessions

  • Deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday 13th April 2018

Pre-registration form to the 2018 AfDB Civil Society Forum

  • kindly note that this does not indicate a confirmation of registration due to the limited places available. Following the review of registration forms, we will send a confirmation email to the attendees.

Programme  Concept Note