African Development Bank has held the first virtual statutory meeting of the new African Development Bank-Civil Society Committee ahead of the Civil Society Forum to be held on 26-27 November 2020.
The committee, which met on Tuesday, aims to build stronger partnerships with the African civil society community by enhancing communications and raising awareness on the AfDB’s work in their respective regions and sectors.
Building on the positive results from the previous committee, the bank’s Civil Society and Community Engagement Division, which serves as the committee’s secretariat, facilitated the renewal of AfDB-Civil Society Committee for the next term, from 2020 to 2022.
“The bank is counting on the active support, participation and contributions of the renewed committee over the next two years that will further reinforce civil society engagement and ensure the civil society community is contributing effectively to inclusive growth in the continent in line with the bank’s 2013-2022 Ten-Year Strategy,” Bank Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar, told online participants.
The main objectives of the statutory meeting were to agree on the internal operational processes, prepare the committee work programme, and discuss the role of civil society in the delivery of the High 5 development priorities.
The renewed committee will build on the work of the 2018-2020 committee.
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