AADFI CEOs opt for enhanced partnership

The 2010 Annual AADFI Forum for CEOs of African Development Banks and Finance Institutions on the theme “Development Financing in Africa – 50 Years and After : Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives for African DFIs”, was held at the White Sands Hotel & Resort, Dar-Es-Salaam, in the United Republic of Tanzania on 1 – 3 December, 2010.

The Forum was attended by 72 participants comprising CEOs and Senior Management Staff from African National Development Banks and Finance Institutions, Regional and Sub- Regional Finance Institutions, as well as officials from the Ministries of Finance and Planning, the Central Banks and other development finance institutions in Africa.

The participants in the Forum came from 21 countries namely: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

The objective of the 2010 Forum was to provide opportunity to CEOs of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to review the performance of African development finance institutions as models for financing development in the past 50 years, celebrate their achievements and identify challenges militating against their efficiency with a view to building strategies for greater future performance