Takeaways from the AfDB Business Opportunities Seminar

A view of the African Development Bank’s Business Opportunities Seminar held March 22-23 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by: AfDB Group Partnerships Department / CC BY-SA

ABIDJAN — The African Development Bank’s semi-annual Business Opportunities Seminar brought together contractors, consultants, manufacturers, and suppliers last week to meet with sector specialists, hear about the bank’s strategic direction, and learn more about various financial products available.

This year’s first BOS included discussions with leaders representing procurement-related departments, including co-financing and client solutions, acquisition and integrity, and anti-corruption. This follows the previous October 2017 meeting in Kenya that focused on the bank’s structural decentralization and key priorities under its current 10-year “High 5” development agenda.

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    Christin Roby

    Christin Roby is the West Africa Correspondent for Devex. Based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, she covers global development trends, health, technology, and policy. Before relocating to West Africa, Christin spent several years working in local newsrooms and earned her Master of Science in videography and global affairs reporting from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her informed insight into the region stems from her diverse coverage of more than a dozen African nations.