Annual Conference

Vue de l’hôtel SERENA qui accueillera une partie des participants à la prochaine

conférence annuelle  de la BAD à Kigali

The Group of the African Development Bank (ADB), for the first time organized the largest annual conference 5 days (19-23/05/2014) in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. These annual meetings of the ADB will focus attention on “The next 50 years in Africa: Africa We Want” has more than 3,500 participants as participants. It was during these five days of this great annual event that key decisions are taken for BD.

Rwanda is ready to accommodate these meetings as term infrastructure and related service. According Rica Rwigamba in charge of tourism and conservation in the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), “Rwanda is ready because it currently has more than 6,000 rooms, which is well above the requirements of the conference. In addition, most hotels have conference rooms equipped with modern conference facilities that can accommodate a large number of people. “

Cecilia Akintomide, Vice-President of the ADB and the Secretary General, said that “Rwanda has a real history of development that fits into the vision of the ADB for Africa.”

The year 2014 is also an opportunity for ADB to celebrate its 50 thanniversary with events throughout the year. This also coincides with the return of the ADB headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

This conference, the first in terms of number of participants should take place in the conference rooms of the new 5 star hotel under construction “Kigali Convention Center.”

But as construction will not be completed the month of May to accommodate is that Kigali Serena Hotel is honored to host this conference. To meet the requirements, this hotel is in the process of undergoing expansion to the former Camp Kigali to increase its capacity. 

Will present the finance ministers and central bank governors of 54 regional member countries of the Bank (PMR), delegates from multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, civil society and media.

This great event will be an opportunity for the business community Rwandan

The Patron of the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR), Ambassador Claver Gatete said that “the holding of annual meetings of the AfDB in Rwanda is an important step for both the ADB, the continent and Rwanda.”

A hotel in Kigali welcomes these five days of the conference. “During these five days, all the rooms of my hotel will be occupied by the participants will also consume even in our bar and restaurant. In addition they will pay us currency “

It is not only the hotels, bars and restaurant that will benefit but also the vehicles (cars and jeeps) as stated by a taxi driver car Remera. “I am certain that my car will be rented by the hotels or even those foreigners who will spend more than a week in our capital. Whenever there is international conferences, I park my car in hotels, many customers. “

This optimism is also noted among sellers of local products, nightclubs, young girls who hope to have a job for the protocol and other services.    

The development of the old continent in focus

There will be a series of high-level seminars and side events that will focus on economic, social and political issues in Africa. An opportunity to seek solutions and ensure a better future for Africans. The gathering will also examine regional integration and trade, infrastructure, private sector development, job creation, governance and green growth.

This development finance institution in Africa was established in 1964 in order to mobilize resources for socio-economic development of its regional member countries (RMCs) with the emphasis on “reducing poverty and promoting sustainable growth. “

Rwanda, a country known for “wise use of aid and loans,” regularly receives loans from the bank in the areas of energy, agriculture, education, infrastructure …. Thus only the month of February 2014, BD gave Rwanda a loan of $ 40 million. From 1967 up to 31 December 2013, it has already approved 4,001 loans and grants totaling about 104 billion U.S. dollars for PMR.

The decision to choose Rwanda as “host annual meetings of the ADB Group” was approved at the meeting of the Joint Steering Committee, on the sidelines of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Bank held in Marrakech, Morocco.