NABA and the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) welcomes you to take part in a business mission to the 2016 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, taking place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of May at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia.
The theme of this year’s meetings is “Energy and Climate Change”, and draws on one of the Bank’s “High 5” priority areas, namely to “Light up and Power Africa”. It also reflects the Bank’s New Deal on Energy and the key resolutions from the recent UN climate talks (COP21) on global warming.
The Bank’s Annual Meetings are its largest annual event, and its biggest window on the world. They bring together some 5,000 delegates and participants, and feature some 40 official events in addition to the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, which constitutes the core purpose of the Meetings.
The Bank’s Governors are the Finance, Trade or Economic Development Ministers from its 54 Regional and 26 Non-Regional Member Countries). The Meetings represent the definitive forum for representatives of Government, business, civil society and media – from Africa and beyond – to debate the social and economic development of the continent.
In Norway, invitations to attend this business mission is distributed in partnership with Norfund/Norad’s Veiledningskontoret.