23 July 2018
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Africa Investment Forum Road Show in North Africa

Tunis, Alger, Casablanca, Le Caire — the African Development Bank will present the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), the largest investment market in Africa, in North Africa. The Bank is championing the continent's premier investment market to help Africa find the path to long-needed prosperity.

This regional road show precedes the first ever Africa Investment Forum, to be held in Johannesburg, 7- 9 November 2018.

In a spirit of collaborative leadership, the Bank is piloting the Africa Investment Forum, a new 100% transactional initiative, which provides the best opportunity to stimulate the continent's economic transformation. To meet this challenge, the African Development Bank has designed the AIF as a platform to actively engage the private sector and facilitate projects that can transform the continent. The forum aims to strengthen cooperation with the private sector and stimulate investment in areas of strategic interest.

"This is not a talk shop. There will be no political speeches. The IAF is an open platform that aims to coordinate the efforts of multilateral institutions, governments and the private sector to improve a pool of projects that can transform the continent," said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank at the Africa CEO Forum last March.

It is in this perspective that an African Development Bank delegation will visit Tunis on 23rd July; Cairo on 25th, Rabat on 27th and Algiers on 29th, to inform stakeholders about the AIF and to draw the attention of private operators on the need to prepare projects for potential investors at the AIF forum in November in Johannesburg.

The AIF is intended to be a multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary platform to support project appraisal up to financing, raise capital and accelerate the financial closure of such projects.

For more information: www.africainvestmentforum.com

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