The African Development Bank Group will hold its 2022 Annual Meetings from May 23-27 in Accra, Ghana

(AfDB) – Ghana will host the 2022 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group from May 23-27 in its capital, Accra. This year’s meetings mark a return to in-person sessions following the virtual meetings of the past two years. They will be held in a hybrid format with participants present in Accra and online.

Physical sessions, including statutory meetings of the Bank’s Governors and knowledge events, will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The theme for the 2022 meetings is Achieving climate resilience and a just energy transition for Africa. The meetings will provide Bank Governors with a forum to share the climate change and energy transition challenges facing their countries. They also provide an opportunity to present policy responses to address these challenges.

The governors, who represent the institution’s 54 African and 27 non-regional member countries, will hold a high-level dialogue with African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina and his management team.

Discussions will focus on how to increase funding for climate adaptation and related issues. Funding for climate adaptation currently represents only 10% of global climate finance. Overall, only about 19% of total international adaptation finance is programmed to Africa, with the continent receiving only 3% of global climate finance flows.

This year’s theme aligns with preparations for the UN World Climate Summit (COP27), scheduled to take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022. It will highlight Africa’s need for increase investment and other forms of financing to accelerate efforts to adapt to climate change.

The 2022 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be the 57th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Bank Group and the 48th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund, the concessional arm of the Bank Group.

Visit the 2022 Annual Meetings website: https://am.afdb.org/

Jennifer C. Burleigh