Message from the Chairman

Arjun Fernando
Arjun Fernando WFDFI & ADFIAP Chairman

On behalf of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), I wish to invite our members, colleagues and partners in development banking to join us and participate in the CEO Forum organized under the auspices of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) to be held in Gaborone, Botswana on November 2-4, 2016 at the Gaborone International Convention Centre.

I also wish to take this opportunity at the outset to thank our gracious hosts, the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) and the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency of Botswana (CEDA), for making this event possible.

The theme of this year'’'s CEO Forum is aptly and timely entitled, “DFIs: Sustaining Relevance in Age of Disruption”. Indeed, the issue of relevancy of development finance institutions (DFIs), or interchangeably called development banks, as public policy instruments, has always been put to the test time and again.

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Message from the host

Thabo P Thamane
Thabo P Thamane Chief Executive Officer, CEDA

It is indeed a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you a warm welcome to Botswana as you plan to attend the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI) Joint CEO Forum to be held in Gaborone, Botswana on the 2th – 4th November 2016.

The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) with the support of the Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry (MITI) is pleased to host the 2016 Joint CEO Forum Through the support of the Ministry and other stakeholders CEDA is prepared to provide an insightful and memorable Forum.

As you are aware, the Joint CEO's Forum is aimed at developing closer working relationships amongst CEOs of DFIs in Africa, Latin America, and Asia and the Pacific, share and learn best practices in development financing operations, develop networks for cross-border financing and investment promotion by DFIs in the respective continents, as well as support an effort at promoting inclusive socio-economic development in the continents through south-south cooperation among DFIs.

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