Brussels, Belgium, December 2, 2019 – The Secretary-General of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) and the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI), Mr. Joseph Alfred Amihere, paid on December 2, 2019, a courtesy visit to the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) Management Company at its headquarters located at Rue de la Loi, 81A, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium. The visit took place after representing the WFDFI at the Climate Finance Day 2019 held on November 29, 2019, at Palais Brongniart, in Paris, France.
The visit aimed at expanding the networking opportunities of the World Federation by inviting the EDFI to join the WFDFI. It was part of the working visit program of the WFDFI/AADFI Chairman Mr. Thabo Thamane, Chief Executive Officer of the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA), Botswana, which was adopted by the WFDFI Board of Governors (BOG) at their meeting held on October 18, 2019, in Washington D. C.
The WFDFI/AADFI Secretary-General was received by Mr. Søren Peter Andreasen, General Manager, EDFI, and Mr. Yves Ehlert, Senior Programme Manager, EDFI, with whom he held fruitful discussions lasting about 1h 30mn.
European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) Management Company is a specialised asset management company with a public mission to support market development in low- and middle-income countries and to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. It manages delegated funding from the EU blending instruments to deliver development finance solutions that enable European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and private sector investors to increase the scale and impact of their work by investing more and in higher risk opportunities than would otherwise be possible.
For further information about EFDI, please visit www.edfi.eu.
The World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) was established in June 1979 in Zurich, Switzerland, on the occasion of a UN meeting on development financing, by the AADFI, the ADFIAP, the ALIDE and the KfW Development Bank of Germany. The ADFIMI, after its creation joined the World Federation at a later time. The WFDFI is the international organization that represents the development banking system worldwide, as a unified force which aims to promote development banking more efficiently by bringing about a closer working cooperation among the DFIs of the world.
For further information about WFDFI, please visit www.wfdfi.org.
The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) is a continental organization established under the auspices of the African Development Bank in 1975. The AADFI has its Headquarters in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. It has about 83 active member institutions made up of national and multinational institutions engaged in finance and development activities in Africa, and in other continents. The Association is a founding member of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI).
For further information about AADFI, please visit www.adfi-ci.org.