The ACBF will participate in the 2019 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) to be held in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea from 11 to 14 June 2019 at the Sipopo Conference Centre. The 2019 annual meetings will focus on ‘Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity'.
Africa’s population of one billion people and combined GDP of over USD 3,400 billion could create huge opportunities for its producers. To realize this potential, African governments and regional economic communities need to cooperate to facilitate the cross-border transfer of goods, services, people, money, energy and knowledge. According to the Bank's Visa Openness Index, only 25% of African countries do not require a visa for Africans to travel (a rise from 22% in 2017 and 20% in 2016), while 51% of African countries continue to impose visas on African nationals (down from 54% in 2017 and 55% in 2016).
The meetings will be attended by Heads of State, members of academia, public and private sector players and development strategic partners. The Foundation will be represented by the Executive Secretary, Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie and Mr. Bakary Kone, Director of the Resource Mobilization, Strategic Planning and Partnerships Department.