AFDB, OTHERS POSTPONE INVESTMENT FORUM TO 2021

Written by on November 5, 2020

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP AND THE AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM FOUNDING PARTNERS HAVE APPROVED THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE 2020 AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM TO 2021, DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

THE AFDB SAID IN A STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY THAT THE ANNUAL THREE-DAY INVESTMENT MARKETPLACE WAS INITIALLY SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 2020 IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.

IT SAID THE DECISION TO POSTPONE IT FOLLOWED A CAREFUL EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT AND EVOLUTION OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE ATTENDANT RISK OF A POSSIBLE SECOND WAVE, AND ITS ASSOCIATED EFFECTS ON GLOBAL TRAVEL, INVESTMENTS, AS WELL AS SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES.


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