African Development Bank postpones 2021 Africa Investment Forum due to Covid-19 omicron variant

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Africa Investment Forum
Africa Investment Forum

The 2021 Africa Investment Forum has been postponed following consultations with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group.

The Forum scheduled for December 1-3, 2021, in Abidjan was called off over travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant.

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said: “The Africa Investment Forum is the premier investment marketplace for Africa. Several billion dollars of investment projects were scheduled for investment board rooms with project sponsors and investors at this edition of the Africa Investment Forum. Unfortunately, with rising global travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant, and heightened concerns for health and safety, it is necessary, regrettably, to postpone the event. The health and safety of everyone comes first.”)

Dr Adesina expressed the gratitude of the African Development Bank Group and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to expected participants and delegations and look forward to hosting the event at a future date.

“We sincerely regret all inconveniences to our esteemed and expected heads of state and government, participants, project sponsors, investors and government delegations.

We would like to thank all participants, investors, and project sponsors for the excellent preparatory work they have done.”

The African Development Bank Group and the Africa Investment Forum partners are indebted to President Alassane Ouattara and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for their exceptional and gracious support, Dr Adesina added.

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