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Creating Decent Jobs for Africa’s Youth Bulge

The 2020 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (African Development Bank and African Development Fund) are being held in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire from 26 to 29 May 2020 in the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire Complex.

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Abidjan, the most populous city in French-speaking West Africa, is the economic capital of Côte d’Ivoire, and Yamoussoukro is the administrative and political capital. According to the country’s authorities, Abidjan had a population of 4,707,000 inhabitants in 2014, representing 20% of the total population of the country.

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Programme

08:00 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Recording of Governors’ Statements
08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
09:00 - 09:30 Abidjan time
Meeting of the Bureau of the Board of Governors (Closed Session)
09:45 - 12:00 Abidjan time
Meeting of the Joint Steering Committee of the Board of Governors (Closed Session; open to non-member Governors as observers)
08:00 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Recording of Governors’ Statements
08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
10:00 - 11:00 Abidjan time
Formal Opening Ceremony
11:10 - 13:10 Abidjan time
High-Level Presidential Dialogue: Africa’s commitment on improving the quality and quantity of jobs, especially for youth and women in Africa
08:00 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Recording of Governors’ Statements
08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
08:30 - 10:30 Abidjan time
Second Sitting of the Boards of Governors: Governors’ Dialogue
10:45 - 12:45 Abidjan time
Special Knowledge Event 1: The Future of work, youth entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa
08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
09:00 - 11:00 Abidjan time
Special Knowledge Event 3: Capacity development, education and skills for enhanced competitiveness in the labour market
11:00 - 12:00 Abidjan time
Fourth Sitting of the Boards of Governors: Closing Session of the 2020 Annual Meetings
12:30 - 13:00 Abidjan time
Closing Press Conference

Tue, 26 May, 2020

08:00 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Recording of Governors’ Statements
08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
09:00 - 09:30 Abidjan time
Meeting of the Bureau of the Board of Governors (Closed Session)
09:45 - 12:00 Abidjan time
Meeting of the Joint Steering Committee of the Board of Governors (Closed Session; open to non-member Governors as observers)

Wed, 27 May, 2020

08:00 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Recording of Governors’ Statements
08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
10:00 - 11:00 Abidjan time
Formal Opening Ceremony
11:10 - 13:10 Abidjan time
High-Level Presidential Dialogue: Africa’s commitment on improving the quality and quantity of jobs, especially for youth and women in Africa

Thu, 28 May, 2020

08:00 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Recording of Governors’ Statements
08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
08:30 - 10:30 Abidjan time
Second Sitting of the Boards of Governors: Governors’ Dialogue
10:45 - 12:45 Abidjan time
Special Knowledge Event 1: The Future of work, youth entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa

Fri, 29 May, 2020

08:30 - 18:00 Abidjan time
Registration of Participants
09:00 - 11:00 Abidjan time
Special Knowledge Event 3: Capacity development, education and skills for enhanced competitiveness in the labour market
11:00 - 12:00 Abidjan time
Fourth Sitting of the Boards of Governors: Closing Session of the 2020 Annual Meetings
12:30 - 13:00 Abidjan time
Closing Press Conference

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The Venue

The Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire Complex is located in Cocody-Blockhaus. It will be the main Activity Centre for the 2020 Annual Meetings. With its large Congress Centre with 1,500 seats, the Tower, the main building and a few luxury tents, the Conference Centre offers participants a luxurious setting for a pleasant meeting venue.

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Getting around Abidjan

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ARRIVAL IN ABIDJAN

Visas - Vaccinations - Air transport - Customs requirements

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BANK BRANCHES

Abidjan has several national and international banks.

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HEALTH SERVICES

Health services in Côte d’Ivoire are of a good standing and the AfDB can manage all types of medical service needs.

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