AFDB launches new portal to discuss governance strategy

AFDB launches new portal to discuss governance strategy

The African Development Bank (AFDB) has introduced a new web consultation platform to discuss its new governance strategy for 2014-2018, aimed at receiving feedback from its stakeholders on their expectations on the bank’s future governance.

Through the e-consultation, AFDB expects to inform all stakeholders on its proposed governance strategic directions for 2014-2018 (Gap II) and to give back their thoughts on whether it identifies the key challenges confronting Africa.

Patricia Laverley, the GAP II task manager at AFDB said, “We welcome feedback on whether our Gap II identifies the key governance challenges confronting Africa and whether the proposed pillars are adequate to address them.”

She told stakeholders to take advantage of the new portal to suggest ways in which GAP II can better complement the work of other development partners on the continent and how they can work together to improve Africa’s development.

The previous governance strategic direction and action plan 2008-2012 (GAP I) provided the overall direction for AFDB’s governance work in African countries with countries where the country provided support showing improvements.

The current support to countries is the latest investment by AFDB to Kenya where it donated US $100 million to help finance the multi-billion dollar Techno city, Konza.

AFDB has said it values broad consultation and encouraged stakeholders to widely provide inputs and thoughts on the consultation site.


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