ADB - how to partecipate to the meeting of the board of governors
Registration is open for the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The event, that will be held from 1 to 5 May 2019 in Nadi, Fiji, is an opportunity to get to know the bank's investment priorities in advance.
The annual meeting is the statutory event for governors of ADB members to provide guidance on the bank's administrative, financial, and operational directions. It offers a platform for decision makers to discuss economic, financial, and social policies and programs, including solutions that help shape the future of Asia and the Pacific.
The 2019 annual meeting, hosted for the first time in a Pacific island country with the theme “Prosperity Through Unity”, will continue the discussion with ADB member countries and development partners on working toward an inclusive, resilient, and prosperous Asia and the Pacific as outlined in Strategy 2030 by scaling up operations, strengthening finance, and leveraging knowledge.
About 3,000 participants are expected to attend, including finance ministers, central bank governors, senior government officials, members of the private sector, representatives of international organizations and civil society organizations, youth, academia, and the media.
Invited participants, should register online, while others interested in participating need to be accredited through the registration/request for accreditation page.
ADB has committed $ 593 million of assistance to Fiji since it joined the bank in 1970. Since 2014, the bank has helped the government mobilize large financing packages for investments, including concessional funds from development partners such as the Green Climate Fund.
Ongoing ADB projects include:
- $100 million transport infrastructure investment sector project,
- $42 million Fiji urban water supply and wastewater management investment program,
- $15 million sustained private sector-led growth reform program,
- $50 million emergency assistance for recovery from tropical cyclone Winston.