On invitation of the Association of DFIs in the Pacific (ADFIP), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Octavio B. Peralta, attended the 22nd Annual ADFIP Meetings held in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea on August 26-29, 2007. The event was hosted by the National Development Bank of Papua New Guinea (NDB) which is both a member of ADFIAP and ADFIP.
This is the third consecutive year ADFIAP’s participation in ADFIP’s annual event bolstering the cooperation between the two associations. This engagement with counterpart organizations is also part of ADFIAP’s commitment to engage with same-purposed associations in the Asia-Pacific region.
The theme of the annual meeting was “Reforming DFIs in the Pacific” with the aim of exchanging experiences of DFIs in the subregion in embracing and instituting continuous improvement in the governance and operational aspects of their respective institutions. Twenty two CEOs, senior officers and guests participated in the event which also coincided with the Pacific Microfinance Week 2007.
The event was inaugurated by Hon. Patrick Pruaitch, MP-Caretaker of the Ministry for Finance and Treasury. Mr. Richard Maru, CEO of NDB, represented the host-institution.