AfDB to host forum in Tunisia
26 February 2010
A meeting hosted by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is to be held in Tunisia next week.
On March 1st the group's head of poverty reduction and social protection division Sunita Pitamber will coordinate the forum in Tunis.
When asked what the meeting will discuss, Ms Pitamber replied that non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations will play a key role in discussions.
It is hoped that civil society will be able to consult with the bank's representative about the continent's development.
A committee to combine the AfDB and NGOs has been in operation since 1999 and looks at issues such as social and environmental projects.
Ms Pitamber hopes that the meeting in Tunisia will "revitalise" the committee's work so that it can continue to operate with society.
Tunis will also play host to a board meeting for the Coalition for Dialogue in Africa this weekend.
According to the AfDB, the previous meeting looked at how the global financial crisis would affect Africa.