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The 57th Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank and 48th Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund, the concessional arm of the Bank Group, are scheduled to take place virtually from 23 to 27 May 2022.

The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest yearly event and serve to raise the institution's profile on the global stage. The event will bring together thousands of delegates and participants and will feature knowledge events and other side engagements.

The theme of the 2022 Annual Meetings is: Achieving Climate Resilience and a Just Energy Transition for Africa

The following events are open to the media

  • Tuesday 24 May
    • 10:00 – 11:00 Formal Opening Ceremony
    • 11:15 – 13:15 High-level Presidential Event: Climate Resilience and Just Transitions: A NetZero Carbon Pathway for African Development
  • Wednesday 25 May
    • 16:15 – 18:15    Knowledge Event: Building a Resilient, Inclusive and Greener Africa: Strategies and Instruments”
    • 20:00 – 23:00 African Banker Awards
  • Thursday 26 May
    • 12:00 – 14:00 Financial Presentation/ADER (Luncheon)
    • 16:30 – 18:30 Knowledge Event:  Mainstreaming “adaptations jobs” in development projects: Illustration with two projects in Nigeria and South Sudan
  • Friday 27 May
    • 10:00 – 12:00    Knowledge Event: “Accelerating adaption of African agriculture for food security and for building a resilient rural economy”
    • 14:20 – 15:00 Closing Ceremony
    • 15:15 – 16:30 Closing Press Conference

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Hashtag: #AfDBAM2022

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For further information and details on media registration to attend, please contact: MEDIA@AFDB.ORG