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The Africa Investment Forum will hold its 2021 Market Days in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 1-3 December 2021 in a hybrid format. This year there will be boardroom sessions in Abidjan, while other attendees will participate virtually. The theme, Accelerating transformative investments in Africa, reflects the urgent need to attract greater inflows of private capital into business and investment across Africa, a need sharpened since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many opportunities to be showcased at the 2021 Market Days  can drive Africa’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussions will focus on agriculture and agro-processing; energy and climate; health; ICT and telecommunication; and industrialization and trade. These are all sectors prioritized under the Africa Investment Forum’s Unified Response to Covid-19 initiative, launched in 2020. 

About African Development Bank

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the institution aims at assisting African countries – individually and collectively - in their efforts to achieve sustainable economic development and social progress. Combating poverty is at the heart of the continent’s efforts to attain sustainable economic growth. To this end, the Bank seeks to stimulate and mobilize internal and external resources to promote investments as well as provide its regional member countries with technical and financial assistance.