1. Annual General Assembly/Meetings, Lusaka – Zambia, May 2016, 22 – 24

    Venue & language: Lusaka – Zambia, English/French
    Date & duration: May 2016, 22 – 24

    Objective

    To review the activities of the Association in the last one year and define outlook for future. To discuss current issues affecting DFIs operations and way forward.

    Who should attend?

    CEOs, Management Staff in DFIs, all stakeholders

    Visit the AADFI website to register.

  2. Financial Modeling for Project Finance, Uganda, May 2016, 09 – 13

    Venue & language: Uganda, English
    Date & duration: May 2016, 09 – 13

    Objective

    To sharpen skills in financial modeling and how to apply financial modeling tool in developing appropriate financing for projects.

    Who should attend?

    Project Managers, Analyst, Credit and Finance professionals. Participants are required to have knowledge in project finance and use of Excel

    Visit the AADFI website to register.

  3. 2014 AADFI Ordinary General Assembly To Be Held in Kigali (Rwanda) On 19, 20 & 21 May, 2014

    The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) will hold its 2014 Ordinary

    General Assembly at the “Kigali-Serena Annual Meetings Village” in Kigali (Rwanda), on 19, 20 & 21 May, 2014.

    The theme of this year’s General Assembly is: ‘’Accelerating Development in Africa beyond 2015: Key Issues and Role of DFIs’’.

    The Provisional Programme for the Ordinary General Assembly is as follows:

    19 May, 2014 – Executive Committee Meeting (Closed Meeting)
    20 May, 2014 – AADFI General Assembly Workshop
    21 May, 2014 – General Assembly Meeting.

    The General Assembly is the occasion for Chief Executives of African National Development Finance Institutions and their delegations to review the activities of the Association for the previous year. The Association’s Ordinary General Assembly is by tradition organized at the same venue and on the eve of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings. It provides opportunity for member-institutions and invitees from Multilateral Institutions, International Organizations and Donor Countries to hold bilateral discussions and exchange ideas at its Annual Assembly Workshop held a day before the General Assembly Meeting.

  4. AADFI 39th ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

    29 MAY 2013

    VENUE: COMPLEX PALMERAIE, MARRAKECH-KINGDOM OF MOROCCO

    WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY:   39TH ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
    7.30 a.m.:                    Registration
    8.00 a.m.:                    Seating of Participants and Distinguished Guests

    09.00 a.m.:                  Opening Ceremony of the 39th Ordinary General Assembly Meeting (by invitation)

  5. Introduction by the Secretary General of AADFI, Mr. J. A. Amihere
  6. Welcome Statement by the Host Institution, Crédit Agricole du Maroc
  7. Statement by the AADFI Chairman, Mr. Peter M. Noni
  8. Statement by the President of the African Development Bank.
  9. Welcome and Opening Statement by the Guest Speaker, the Hon. Minister of Finance of Morocco.
  10. Group Photograph
  11.        
    09.30 a.m.:                  Health Break
    09.45 a.m.:                  Deliberations: 39th Ordinary General Assembly
    12.00 p.m.:                  Adjournment
    2.00 p.m.:                    Resumption of Deliberations: 39th Ordinary General Assembly
    3.30 p.m.:                    Health Break
    4.00 p.m.:                     Closing of the 39th Ordinary General Assembly Meeting
                                          Seating of Participants, Members of the Executive Committee, and Invited Guests

    4.15 p.m                     

  12. Reading of the Resolutions and Final Communiqué of the OGA by AADFI Secretary General.
  13. Statement by the Chairman of AADFI 
  14. Closing Statement by the Guest Speaker, Honorable Finance Minister of Morocco
  15. AADFI Annex Workshop on “ Strengthening The Effectiveness of National Development Finance Institutions”

    “STRENGTHENING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS”

    VENUE: TBD
    28 MAY, 2013
    MARRAKECH, MOROCCO


    How can the role of African development finance institutions (DFIs) in promoting economic and social development be enhanced? This Workshop, jointly organized by the Association of African Development Finance Institutions and the African Development Bank, will address this fundamental question. Bringing together the relevant stakeholders from within and outside Africa, this Workshop will discuss best practices to strengthen the relevance of African DFIs in economic transformation with the objective to build an African consensus around reform priorities.

    PROPOSED DRAFT PROGRAMME
    Time Item Speaker Observations

    7.00~8:00

    Workshop Registration

     

     

    8:00~8:45

    Opening Session    
    Welcome Address Mr. P. Noni Chairman, AADFI
    Welcome Remarks Dr. E. Tumusiime-Mutabile (to be confirmed) Governor, Central Bank of Uganda
    Keynote Address and Opening Remarks Dr D. Kaberuka President, AfDB

     

    Session 1: African National Development Finance Institutions in the Post Crisis World
    This session will “set the scene” by outlining the rationale and the evolving role of national DFIs in a cross-country perspective

    08:45~09:30

    Presentation    
    National DFIs and Economic Transformation: Addressing Market Failures Prof. S. Griffith-Jones Columbia University

    09.30~10.00

    Coffee/Tea Break

     

     

     

    Session 2: Strengthening the Effectiveness of African National DFIs
    This session will discuss the role of regulation, corporate governance, risk management, result measurement and credit ratings

    10.00~11.15

    Panel discussion (Davos style) Moderated by Mr. T. Turner Director, AfDB
    Regulation and supervision of national DFIs TBD African Central Bank (Supervision)
    Good corporate governance: cross-country evidence TBD World Bank
    Managing risks and measuring results Mr. Theodore Homa International Consultant
    The importance of credit ratings Mr. E. Heriard-Dubreuil Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s

    Case study: The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa

    Mr. P. Hadebe (to be confirmed)

    CEO, Land Bank

    11.15~12.15

    Plenary discussion

    Moderated by Mr. T. Turner

    Director, AfDB

     

    Session 3: Addressing Gaps
    This session will present evidence of existing gaps in corporate governance and risk management systems at African National DFIs

    12.15~12.45

    Presentation    
    African National DFIs: Unlocking the Potential Mr. P. Calice DFI Coordinator, AfDB

    12.45~13.00

    Wrap Up and Concluding remarks

    Mr. T. Turner

    Director, AfDB

    13.00~14.00

    Lunch

     

     

  16. 2013 Annual General Assembly of The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI)

    BASIC INFORMATION

    DATE AND VENUE OF THE 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    The 2013 Annual General Assembly of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, at the Marrakech Palmeraie Complex on 29 May 2013 from 9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m. The theme for this year’s Annual Workshop is “Strenghtening the Effectiveness of National DFIs” and will be held on 28 May 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the venue of the General Assembly Meeting.

    MAIL
    Communications in connection with the General
    Assembly should be sent to the following address:
    The Secretary General, AADFI
    06 BP 321, Abidjan 06
    Tel: (225) 22527940 / 22523389
    Fax: (225)22527941 / 22522584
    E-mail: info@adfi-ci.org / adfi@aviso.ci / sg3_adfi@yahoo.fr

    And to the following address as from 27 May 2013:

    Secretariat of the Annual Meetings of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions

    Marrakech Palmeraie Complex

    Marrakech – Morocco

    REGISTRATION
    All AADFI participants are required to register with the African Development Bank (ADB) online. Participants would need the code on their invitation letters and scanned personal passport photographs in JPEG format to successfully register. This code will be communicated to them very soon. They should also send a copy of their registration to the AADFI Secretariat by Fax: (225) 22527941 / 22522584 or by E-mail: info@adfi-ci.org / adfi@aviso.ci / sg3_adfi@yahoo.fr. Participants would require passport-size personal photographs, their invitation letters and national passports for registration at the venue of the meetings.
    Participants who are unable to register online with the ADB before their arrival at the venue of the meetings should call at the registration desk at the Marrakech Palmeraie Complex for full registration to ensure they can gain access to various events of the Annual Meetings.

    INFORMATION DESK AT CONFERENCE VENUE
    An information desk will be located in the main lobby of Marrakech Palmeraie Complex.

    PRESS
    The AADFI Staff at the Marrakech Palmeraie Complex will provide a detailed program of its activities before and during the Meetings. Press representatives are requested to contact them for any request for formal interviews.

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    TRAVEL TO AND FROM MARRAKECH

    It is expected that delegates will make their own travel arrangements to and from the Annual Meetings.

    Delegates are urged to arrange their arrival and return flight reservations as early as possible in order to secure the flights and dates of their choice. Those with open return tickets may experience difficulty obtaining preferred return flights.
    VISA AND PASSPORTS
    Moroccan legislation on the entry and stay of foreigners in Morocco provides that any foreigner wishing to travel to Morocco must hold a valid passport or any other document, issued by the country of which he is a national, that is recognized as a travel document by the Moroccan Government (Law No. 02-03 of 11 November 2003 on entry and stay of foreigners in the Kingdom of Morocco, irregular emigration and immigration).

    All participants applying for a visa should contact the Embassy of Morocco in their country of residence.

    For countries where Morocco is not represented, applications should be sent to the diplomatic missions accredited to the countries or to Honorary Consuls. In the absence of these representations, applications should be sent directly to the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Directorate of Consular and Social Affairs – Rabat for the submission of a visa application at the airport.

    ENTRY FORMALITIES
    Immigration formalities and luggage handling shall be provided by duly authorized officers. The same officers will be available for Customs clearance. Luggage should be clearly identified, showing name, nationality and origin, for ease of finding in the event of loss.

    AIR TRANSPORT
    Many airlines fly directly to Morocco.

    Participants are kindly requested to make their flight reservations early and to let their booking agents note “AfDB Annual Meetings” in the reservations.
    Participants should request their travel agencies to indicate “ADB ANNUAL MEETINGS” on their reservations. In addition, the use of luggage labels marked “ADB ANNUAL MEETINGS” will allow for priority handling on arrival. Please download the list of Arlines serving Marrakech on our website: www.adfi-ci.org.

    Special Aircrafts

    Delegations intending to use special aircrafts, should request flight authorization in advance.

    ARRIVAL IN MARRAKECH
    RECEPTION AT MARRAKECH MENARA (RAK) AIRPORT AND TRANSPORTATION IN TOWN

    An Information and Protocol Desk will be set up by the AfDB at the Marrakech Menara (RAK) Airport to expedite entry and departure formalities for delegates. Information will also be provided at the Marrakech Menara (RAK) Airport for the delegates.

    Shuttle buses will be provided to transport participants from the airport to their hotels and from their hotels to the Marrakech Palmeraie Complex where the AADFI Annual Meetings will be held.

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN MARRAKECH

    Participants are advised to make reservations at the selected hotels of their choice. They are advised to include the names of their booked hotels in the registration forms which they will submit to the AfDB and a copy to the Secretariat of AADFI. Please refer to the list of selected hotels on the AADFI website at: www.adfi-ci.org.
    Participants should confirm their reservations before 30 April 2013. After this deadline, Hotels will not guarantee room availability.

    Customs Formalities

    On arrival in Morocco, there are two separate customs clearance areas at border entry points, at a seaport or an airport:
    Take the “green” corridor if you have nothing to declare, and the “red” corridor if you have goods to declare.

    Foreign Curencies and Other Payment Facilities

    The import of foreign currency banknotes and/or bearer negotiable instruments by foreigners visiting Morocco is free. However, it is subject to mandatory reporting when their value is equal to or more than MAD 100 000.
    This report should be kept to justify the origin of foreign currency banknotes and/or bearer negotiable instruments at customs services at departure. It is valid only once (single entry) and for a period not exceeding 6 months.
    The reporting of the import of foreign currency is optional for amounts not exceeding the value of MAD 100 000 to justify, where necessary, the origin of the currency at departure.

    The term “bearer negotiable instruments” refers to traveller’s cheques, bank cheques, promissory notes and money orders in the name of the bearer or on which the name of the beneficiary has not been indicated.
    N.B.: The mandatory reporting of foreign currencies must be done during customs control upon arrival. No a posteriori reporting shall be accepted.

    Personal Effects and Items

    As a traveller visiting Morocco, you may import free of customs duties and taxes, without any declaration or customs formalities:

    ? Your personal effects and items already being used and effectively transported by yourself
    ? Perfumes and toilet water
    ? a bottle of perfume (150 ml); and
    ? a bottle of toilet water (250 ml)
    ? Tobacco: 200 grams of manufactured tobacco
    ? Alcoholic beverage:
    ? One-litre bottle of wine;
    ? One-litre bottle of spirits or other alcoholic liquor of the same capacity

    PRACTICAL INFORMATION
    Banking

    Cash can be changed at Banks or Foreign Exchange (forex) bureaus in Marrakech. Rates and commissions vary; it is advisable to shop around. Working hours for Banks and Forex bureaus are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm.
    Several top-end hotels and tour operators, and some mid-range establishments accept credit and debit cards. Otherwise, credit/debit cards (primarily Visa and MasterCard) are useful for withdrawing money at ATMs.

    Currency

    Morrocan’s currency is the Morrocan dirham (MAD). Widely convertible currencies are US dollars, Euros, and the Pound Sterling. The exchange rate in Morocco is market determined and rates are readily displayed in Bureaux de Changes.


    Electricity

    220 V AC, Plugs are in French standard.

    Local time: GMT

    Leisure

    Tourist Guides are available in the various hotels to offer assistance.


    HEALTH INFORMATION

    Basic medical facilities will be provided at the Marrakech Palmeraie Complex.
    Selected hospitals close to the MPC and main hotels will be dedicated to the Annual Meetings.

    Hospital Address Tel
    C.H.U. Mohammed VI
    (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mohamed VI) 53, Assif, Marrakech Tel : +212 524 30 07 00
    Hopital El Antaki Rue de Bab El Khémis,Marrakech Tel : +212 524 38 06 82
    Hopital Ibn Nafis
    (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mohamed VI) Quartier Aguedal Marrakech Tel : +212 524 29 04 53
    Hôpital Ibn Tofail
    (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mohamed VI) Rue Mohamed El Beqal, Marrakech Tel : +212 524 43 93 95

    It is highly recommended that delegates with special health needs should take with them their medication.

    Telecommunications

    International telephone services are available to allow for direct communication between Marrakech and other countries. There are internet and phone booth cards that can be used for both domestic and international calls. Mobile phone simcards will be available during registration for participants who wish to use the local mobile phones network for the duration of their stay in Morocco. Telephone and telefax services are available in the hotels at the delegates’ expense.

  17. Risk, Asset & Liability Management (AADFI)

    Risk, Asset & Liability Management

    NOTE :

    The dates are provisional, and will be finally communicated in the Workshop Announcemehttp://www.wfdfi.org.ph/nts.

    Register now

    Venue & language : Kigali – Rwanda, English
    Date & duration : July 2012, 02 – 06

    Objective

    To sharpen analytical skills in account management; Upscale knowledge on issues in Risk, Asset & Liability Management in DFIs.

    Who should attend ?

    Investment & Fund Managers, Risk Managers, Finance Professionals and officials involved in Asset and Liability Management.

    Register now: http://www.adfi-ci.org/trainings/?id=74

  18. AADFI Study Tour Program: of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & DFIs in India

    Study Tour Program: of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & DFIs in India

    NOTE :

    The dates are provisional, and will be finally communicated in the Workshop Announcements.

    Register now

    Venue & language : India, English
    Date & duration : July 2012, 16 – 20

    Objective

    To Familiarize with and learn from successful DFIs, Micro, SMEs development in India; Share experience and best practices with development agencies in India; Develop relationships with DFIs & MSME in India.

    Who should attend ?

    CEOs, Board Members & Senior Management in DFIs, and their Supervisory Agencies; Officials of Government Agencies involved in promoting Micro, Small & Medium Businesses.

    Register now: http://www.adfi-ci.org/trainings/?id=68

  19. 2012 AADFI Annual General Assembly

    DATE AND VENUE OF THE 2012 ANNUAL GENERAL
    ASSEMBLY

    The 2012 Annual General Assembly of the Association of African
    Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) will take place in Arusha, United
    Republic of Tanzania, at the Arusha International Conference Centre on
    30 May 2012 from 9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m. The theme for this year’s Annual
    Workshop is “Financing Infrastructure Development: An Agenda For
    DFIs” and will be held on 29 May 2012 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the
    venue of the General Assembly Meeting.

    MAIL
    Communications in connection with the General
    Assembly should be sent to the following address:
    The Secretary General, AADFI
    06 BP 321, Abidjan 06
    Tel: (225) 22527940 / 22523389
    Fax: (225)22527941 / 22522584
    E-mail: info@adfi-ci.org / adfi@aviso.ci / sg3_adfi@yahoo.fr

    And to the following address as from 27 May 2012:

    Secretariat of the Annual Meetings of the Association of African
    Development Finance Institutions

    related link: http://www.adfi-ci.org/

  20. Credit Investment and Appraisal (for AADFI)

    Credit Investment and Appraisal (for AADFI)
    October 17-21, 2011* Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    ADFIAP is pleased to announce that a 5-day Seminar-Workshop on Credit & Investment Appraisal will be held on October 17-21, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The program aims to provide participants with the necessary building blocks of knowledge in the proper credit evaluation, risk analysis and investment appraisal.

    The program utilizes speakers composed of carefully selected management experts and practitioners in Malaysia with extensive experience on the subject.

    Participation fee includes hotel accommodation, airport transfers, lunch and snacks during the program, learning materials, program related trips, and certificate of attendance.

    Program slots are limited, and participation is on a first come, first served basis. Kindly indicate your interest by return email at inquiries@adfiap.org and submit your name and/or nominated participant(s) on or before October 7, 2011.