The recently concluded AADFI-ADFIAP Joint International CEO Forum, held at the esteemed Transcorp Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria, from November 8-10, 2023, witnessed a resounding success as over 400 participants from Asia and Africa came together to discuss the vital role of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in shaping a climate-smart future. The event was impeccably hosted by the Bank of Industry Nigeria.
Under the conference theme, “DFIs Role Toward a Climate Smart Future,” the forum provided a unique platform for leaders, policymakers, and representatives from various DFIs to exchange ideas, foster collaboration, and explore innovative approaches to addressing the pressing challenges posed by climate change.
The three-day event featured a diverse range of sessions, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. The discussions revolved around finding sustainable solutions, promoting green financing initiatives, and leveraging technology to combat climate change in both Asia and Africa.
Notable speakers from renowned DFIs, government institutions, and international organizations enlightened participants with their expertise and insights. Key topics covered included renewable energy financing, climate-smart infrastructure development, sustainable agriculture, and climate risk management.
The forum also provided a platform for networking and forging strategic alliances between DFIs from Asia and Africa. Participants engaged in fruitful discussions exchanged best practices, and explored potential joint initiatives to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable and climate-resilient future.
The AADFI-ADFIAP Joint International CEO Forum concluded on a high note, with participants expressing their commitment to implementing the knowledge gained during the event and leveraging their respective organizations to drive positive change. The event’s success has laid a strong foundation for future collaborations between DFIs in Asia and Africa, fostering a shared vision for a climate-smart future.
As the curtains closed on this groundbreaking forum, it is evident that the discussions and initiatives undertaken during the event will play a pivotal role in charting the course toward a more sustainable and resilient future, where DFIs lead the way in addressing climate change and creating a lasting impact on a global scale.