It was in Zurich in June 1979 at a UNIDO development bank conference that AADFI, ADFIAP and ALIDE, jointly with KfW of Germany signed an agreement to establish the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI). Its first governors were Willi F. L. Engel of KfW, Frankfurt; René Amichia of AADFI, Ivory Coast; Tomás Pastoriza of ALIDE, Dominican Republic; and Vicente R. Jayme of ADFIAP, Philippines. By the end of 1979, the WFDFI opened its secretariat at the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) in Madrid, then headed by Rafael Bermejo Blanco.
After serving as an EXCO Member of the AADFI for a number of years, Thabo Prince Thamane was elected as AADFI`s Chairman during the Association`s 45th Ordinary General Assembly (OGA) Meeting held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 12, 2019.
Members of the WFDFI
Association of African Development Finance Institutions
Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank
Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions
European Long-Term Investors Association
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