The ongoing 49th African Development Bank Annual Meetings under the theme, “The Next 50 years: The Africa We Want” has a variety of participants representing all sectors of the economy who are expected to provide inputs on the continent’s development agenda.
The diversity of the participants is geared at ensuring that all inputs are brought on to the table and that development is inclusive.
Until yesterday evening, besides the host President Paul Kagame, other expected heads of state included presidents, Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, Macky Sall of Senegal and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, according to a programme by the AfDB. They are expected to lead deliberations on the continent’s future taking stock of gains made over the past fifty years and charting the future.
The New Times’ Collins Mwai profiles some of the participants expected to bring their expertise to various panel discussions.
Dlamini-Zuma is an undisputable trailblaser in uplifting and empowerment of women across the African continent. The AU Commission chairperson’s career as an activist and politician is testimony to her indestructible and courageous spirit. She is expected to bring on expertise during a high level debate on the leadership in the Africa we want.