AfDB congregates policymakers to brainstorm on continent-wide transport

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African Development Bank (AfDB) has indicated the need to emphasize seamless and sustainable transport across Africa, as it gathers policymakers and industry players to jaw-jaw in Abidjan, Ivory Cost.

Tagged “African Development Bank Transport Forum (ATF2024)”, AfDB said logistics connectivity would also be discussed all for the purpose of boosting transportation system and ease of doing business on the African continent.

Billed to be held from September 18 to 19, ATF2024 aims to be an assembly of financial experts from AfDB, policymakers, senior transport leaders from the public and private sectors and experts.

According to a release on the official website of AfDB, “The African Development Bank is pleased to host the 2024 African Development Bank Transport Forum (ATF2024) on 18-19 September in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.”

Themed “Africa on the Move: Accelerating Sustainable Transport and Logistics Connectivity,” ATF2024 will convene policymakers, industry leaders, and experts to advance critical sector reforms and innovative solutions.

Expected to be part of the two-day event are Ministers of Transport and Infrastructure, representatives of road, port and airport authorities and heads of international organisations.

The statement added, “The forum will address such critical topics as enabling greater private sector participation, de-risking policies, integrated and smart infrastructure solutions, and innovative financing mechanisms. Discussions will also cover road safety, multimodality, and urban mobility challenges.”

ATF2024 will also showcase the AfDB’s key transport initiatives, including the Regional Corridors Initiative, Sustainable Road Maintenance Programme for Africa, Green Mobility Facility for Africa, and the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa.

Building on the success of the inaugural event held in 2015, this second edition of ATF aligns closely with AfDB’s new Ten-Year Strategy and High Five objectives, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to sustainable transport development across the continent.


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