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The Office of the Executive Director (EDS14), known as Africa Group 1 Constituency, represents Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our Executive Director is one of the 25 Executive Directors of the World Bank Group (WBG) Board of Executive Directors. Our Constituency comprises a diverse group of countries which includes low-income and middle-income countries. The role of our Office is to represent the interest of our Constituency members at the Board and to liaise with the respective Governors on issues relevant to the entire Constituency or to a particular member of the Constituency.


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Andrew Ndaamunhu Bvumbe
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Alternate Executive Director

Anne Kabagambe

Alternate Executive Director: EDS14
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IN OUR CONSTITUENCY
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August 30, 2017
Dr. Edouard Ngirente appointed as the new Prime Minister, Republic of Rwanda

President of Republic of Rwanda H.E Paul Kagame on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 appointed Dr. Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister. Dr. Ngirente has been a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank Group (EDS14) in Washington DC.

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August 3-4, 2017
2017 African Governors Caucus Meetings - Gaborone, Botswana

The African Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) held in Gaborone (Botswana), from 2-4 of August, 2017.

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Data April 22, 2017
High Level Panel Discussion on Refugee Crisis in Africa and its Impact on the Economies of Host Countries

The refugee issue and other forced displacements situations are increasingly emerging as a crucial development challenge across the world. Like in some other developing regions, some African countries continue to receive refugees in numbers disproportionate to their national resources. More specifically, in sub-Saharan Africa for instance, refugees and forcibly displaced peoples have been hosted in neighboring countries for prolonged periods, putting pressure on the host countries’ resources, public services, and infrastructure while at the same time affecting local communities which are already experiencing high levels of poverty.

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June 09, 2017
The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union visits the World Bank Group

Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission(AUC), Mr. Kwasi Quartey, made a courtesy visit on Executive Directors representing African Constituencies at the World Bank Group (WBG) on June 9, 2017.

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WBG/IMF Annual Meetings 2017

The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of IMF and WBG this year will take place in Washington, DC, October 13-15, 2017

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EDS 14 has won the “Open for Business” award

World Alliance for Citizen Participation and Bank Information Center (BIC), were pleased to announce that the Offices of the Executive Directors – EDS 14 and EDS 01 have won the “Open for Business” award.

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IDA18 Replenishment
IDA Gets an Historic Boost

IDA18 Replenishment concluded on December 15, 2016 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with a record increase of 50 percent, in US dollar terms, over IDA 17. This outcome, which brings in a total resource envelop of US$75 billion for July 2017 – June 2020)

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History of the Membership of the Current Constituency of EDS14
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    Botswana

    Membership Date
    July 24, 1968
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    Burundi

    Membership Date
    September 28, 1963
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    Eritrea

    Membership Date
    July 6, 1994
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    Ethiopia

    Membership Date
    December 27, 1945
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    Gambia

    Membership Date
    October 18, 1967
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    Kenya

    Membership Date
    February 3, 1964
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    Lesotho

    Membership Date
    July 25, 1968
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    Liberia

    Membership Date
    March 28, 1962
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    Malawi

    Membership Date
    July 19, 1965
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    Mozambique

    Membership Date
    September 24, 1984
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    Namibia

    Membership Date
    September 25, 1990
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    Rwanda

    Membership Date
    September 30, 1963
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    Seychelles

    Membership Date
    September 29, 1980
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    Sierra Leone

    Membership Date
    September 10, 1962
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    Somalia

    Membership Date
    August 31, 1962
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    South Sudan

    Membership Date
    April 18, 2012
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    Sudan

    Membership Date
    September 5, 1957
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    Swaziland

    Membership Date
    September 22, 1969
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    Tanzania

    Membership Date
    September 10, 1962
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    Uganda

    Membership Date
    September 27, 1963
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    Zambia

    Membership Date
    September 23, 1965
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    Zimbabwe

    Membership Date
    September 29, 1980

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Contact

The World Bank Group
Office of the Africa Group 1 Constituency
1818 H Street, N.W. Mail Stop MC12-1207
Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : +1 202-458-2105
Fax: +1 202-522-1549
EDS14@worldbank.org
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In Depth

EDS14 is the Office of the Executive Director for Africa Group 1 (AFG1) Constituency at the World Bank Group (WBG) Executive Board. The AFG1 Constituency 22 countries are Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Office has a dual responsibility. The first is to represent the interests of these Constituency members at the Executive Board of the WBG and to liaise with the respective Governors on issues relevant to the entire constituency or to a particular member of the constituency. As such, the Office supports dialogue between the WBG and our constituency countries and engages in consultations with other Executive Directors and Management to support efforts to achieve the twin goals of reducing extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030 and promoting income growth of the bottom 40 percent in a sustainable manner.

The Office also has a fiduciary responsibility, to act in the best interests of the organization as a whole. The Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, providing overall guidance to Management on strategic directions, exercising oversight over operational, financial, and institutional matters, and approving the use of financial resources by all WBG entities and policies that impact the organization’s general operations and use of resources.

The Executive Director for EDS14 currently serves as the Chair of the Human Resources Committee (HRC) and member of the Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM), which are two of the five standing committees of the Executive Board.

The Executive Director is supported by the Alternate Executive Director, Senior Advisors and Advisors, who review and provide advice on policies, strategies and projects presented for consideration and approval by the Executive Board. The Office also comprises a senior executive assistant and program assistants who provide administrative support.

 

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017

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    Solome Lumala

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Uganda
    Constituency Countries: Uganda, Sierra Leone and Namibia; Responsibilities: CODE, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Poverty& Equity, Fragility Conflict & Violence, Environmental and Gender
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    Antonio Fernando

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Mozambique
    Constituency Countries: Mozambique, and Seychelles; Responsibilities: MIGA, Latin America & Caribbean (LAC), G-24, Doing Business, Climate Change, Operations and Jobs and Economic Transformation
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    Chola Milambo

    Senior Advisor to Executive Director - Nationality: Zambia
    Constituency Countries: Zambia and Ethiopia; Responsibilities: Finance& Markets, Regional Integration, Europe and Central Asia (ECA), V20, UN- ECOSOC and WDR
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    Allan Ncube

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Zimbabwe
    Constituency Countries: Zimbabwe and Rwanda; Responsibilities: South Asia (SA), Development Committee, IBRD, and East African Community (EAC)
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    Abdirahman Shariif

    Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Somalia
    Constituency Countries: Somalia and Burundi; Responsibilities: Middle East & North Africa (MENA), G20 and Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
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    Lamin Bojang

    Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Gambia
    Constituency Countries: Gambia and Liberia; Responsibilities: Transport & ICT, External and Corporate Relations (ECR), East Asia & Pacific (EAP), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and New Development Bank (BRICS Development Bank)
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    Kuena Diaho

    Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Lesotho
    Constituency Countries: Lesotho and Botswana; Responsibilities: INT/Ethics/Sanctions, Governance, Social Protection & Labor and Public-Private Partnerships
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    Zarau Kibwe

    Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Tanzania
    Constituency Countries: Tanzania and Eritrea; Responsibilities: Budget, Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management, Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience, Knowledge Management and Advisory Services, UNECA, IGAD and Global Economics Prospects
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    Naomi Chelang'at Rono

    Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Kenya
    Constituency Countries: Kenya, South Sudan and Swaziland; Responsibilities: Audit, Health, Nutrition & Population, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Procurement Framework
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    Lonkhululeko Phumelele Magagula

    Advisor to the Executive Director - Nationality: Swaziland
    Constituency Countries: Swaziland and Namibia

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    Wubalech Mekonnen

    Senior Executive Assistant
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    Mohammed Ahmed

    Program Assistant
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    Lozi Sapele

    Program Assistant
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    Petronella Makoni

    Program Assistant
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Constituency Highlights
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Allocation of Votes by Organization

Member countries are allocated votes at the time of membership and subsequently for additional subscriptions to capital. Votes are allocated differently in each organization.

IBRD: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of the Bank's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IFC: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of IFC's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IDA: Each member receives the votes it is allocated under IDA replenishments according to the rules established in each IDA replenishment resolution. Votes consist of subscription votes and membership votes.

MIGA: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of MIGA's capital stock held by the member) plus parity votes, calculated so that the aggregate number of votes of category 1 and category 2 members is the same. Members choose which category they want to join at the time of membership. Category 1 members were originally defined as developed countries and category 2 members as developing countries.

Voting Status by Executive Director:

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Current Events
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    High Level Panel Discussion on Refugee Crisis in Africa and its Impact on the Economies of Host Countries

    April 22, 2017 from 1pm-2:15pm
    The refugee issue and other forced displacements situations are increasingly emerging as a crucial development challenge across the world. Like in some other developing regions, some African countries continue to receive refugees in numbers disproportionate to their national resources. More specifically, in sub-Saharan Africa for instance, refugees and forcibly displaced peoples have been hosted in neighboring countries for prolonged periods, putting pressure on the host countries’ resources, public services, and infrastructure while at the same time affecting local communities which are already experiencing high levels of poverty.
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    WBG/IMF Spring Meetings 2017

    April 21-23, 2017 Washington, DC
    Each spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.
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    Celebrating Heritage Days of Africa - Malawi

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    On January 25, 2017, the Africa Group 1 Constituency (EDS14), in collaboration with Malawi Embassy hosted a Heritage Day that celebrated the rich and diverse cultures and cuisines of Malawi. At this event, internal and external guests were also treated to a wide assortment of tasty food, authentic national music and an exhibition of fine artifacts and colorful traditional apparel.
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    IDA Gets an Historic Boost

    IDA18 Replenishment
    The International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for its low-income member countries, received a shot in the arm to the tune of a record US$75 billion with the conclusion of the negotiations for the 18th replenishment of IDA (IDA18) to fund its operations for the period July 2017 to June 2020. Development partners met in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on December 14 and 15, 2016 to adopt the policy and financing package of IDA and to make their respective financial pledges. Responding to the heightened ambitions reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the unprecedented regional and global challenges such as health pandemics, the refugee crisis and climate change, development partners endorsed a policy package that would see IDA double its support to countries facing fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), enhance support to regional projects, enhance the crisis response toolkit, increase support to high impact projects and smoothen the transition for graduating countries. This policy package was complemented by an historic regime change in the financing model of IDA, by adopting an innovative integrated approach that blends the traditional sources of partner contributions and IDA reflows with new financing from the capital market. This innovation is supported by the healthy equity position of IDA and its long history of support from development partners. This stamina has earned IDA favorable ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies, which both assigned the Association the coveted Triple-A status, while the Bank of International Settlements, placed IDA issuances in its zero-risk category. Under this framework, the development partners have pledged support of US$27.2 billion, while reflows are estimated at US$21.7 billion and debt financing will amount to US$26.2 billion, of which US$22.3 would be sourced for the capital market. The overall outcome saw the total funding envelope increase 50 percent over the IDA17 level. The strong support in partner contributions reflects pledges from 48 development partners, with 14 pledging higher than then their IDA17 levels. Three new donors entered the fray, namely Algeria, Iran and Pakistan. This outcome, therefore demonstrates development partners’ appreciation of the urgency of the task ahead for the World Bank Group in pursuing its twin goals and the SDGs in low income countries. The replenishment outcome further signifies a strong endorsement of IDA’s role in the global development architecture and its effectiveness at the country level. Under the overarching theme “Towards 2030: Investing in Growth, Resilience and Opportunity”, IDA18 will pursue five special themes, namely, (i) Jobs and Economic Transformation; (ii) Gender and Development; (iii) Climate Change; (iv) Fragility, Conflict and Violence; and (v) Governance and Institutions. With a strong drive of results, IDA18 involves a wide range of commitments including the creation of quality jobs driven by the IFC-MIGA supported Private Sector Window (PSW), support for the development of 5GW of electricity from renewable sources and an increase in access to at least 25 million people, as well as an increase in the number of registered taxpayers in at least eight IDA countries. Borrowing countries in Africa Group 1 Constituency made commitments through their representatives, Dr. Denny H. Kalyalya, Governor of the Bank of Zambia and Mr. Charles Chuka, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, to effectively implement and utilize the resources to deliver concrete development results on the ground. Since its inception in 1960, IDA has provided support to low income countries in various social and economic sectors. With the graduation of Bolivia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, IDA will have a client base of 74 countries, 19 of which are members of the Africa Group 1 Constituency.
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    EDS 14 has won the “Open for Business” award

    October 2016
    World Alliance for Citizen Participation and Bank Information Center (BIC), were pleased to announce that the Offices of the Executive Directors – EDS 14 and EDS 01 have won the “Open for Business” award for most transparent website for the 2016 Annual General Meetings. There is a tie for first place between the offices of Mr. Louis Rene Peter Larose and Mr. Matt McGuire, Executive Director for the United States. The Open for Business award is presented by CIVICUS and BIC to World Bank Executive Directors’ offices during the Spring and Annual General Meetings of the World Bank and IMF. The winner is determined by a scorecard measuring ED offices’ progress in increasing their online transparency, including by announcing official travel schedules, listing names and contact information of staff members and their areas of responsibilities, and publishing official positions on policies and projects brought to the Board of Directors.
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    President of the Republic of Mozambique visit to World Bank Group

    September 14, 2016
    H.E. Filipe Nyusi, the President of the Republic of Mozambique and Dr. Jim Kim, the WBG President, met on September 14, 2016 in Washington at the World Bank Group Headquarters. The objective of the meeting was to discuss how the World Bank Group could set up its support to the Republic of Mozambique. The Mozambique IDA portfolio is composed of 19 investment operations with a total commitment of $1.6983 billion. In addition, Mozambique is participating in 4 regional projects that are financing activities amounting to $97.8 million at country level, in the areas of Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources and transport & ICT.
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    Celebrating Heritage Days of Africa-Somalia

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    On May 11, 2016, the Africa Group 1 Constituency (EDS14), in collaboration with Somalia Embassy hosted a Heritage Day that celebrated the rich and diverse cultures and cuisines of Somalia. At this event, internal and external guests were also treated to a wide assortment of tasty food, authentic national music and an exhibition of fine artifacts and colorful traditional apparel.
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    Celebrating Heritage Days of Africa - Zambia

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
    On March 9, 2016, the Africa Group 1 Constituency (EDS14), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, hosted a Heritage Day that celebrated the rich and diverse cultures and cuisines of Zambia. At this event, internal and external guests were also treated to a wide assortment of tasty food, authentic national music and an exhibition of fine artifacts and colorful traditional apparel.
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    Celebrating Heritage Days of Africa-Mozambique

    Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
    On March 8, 2016, the Africa Group 1 Constituency (EDS14), in collaboration with country Embassies stationed in Washington, D.C, launched a series of Heritage Days that celebrates the rich and diverse cultures and cuisines of its Constituency Countries. The first event in this series featured the culture and cuisines from the Republic of Mozambique. During this event, internal and external guests were also treated to authentic national music and an exhibition of fine artifacts.
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    BBL jointly hosted by EDS14 and EDS05

    Development through Global Value Chains – The Action for Fair Production Initiative
    “Development through Global Value Chains – The Action for Fair Production Initiative” that will be jointly hosted by EDS05 and EDS14 to be held on December 2, 2015 at 12:30-2:00pm in MC 8-100. Integration in Global Value Chains (GVCs) can be a fast-track pathway to development. Countries embracing GVCs grow faster, gain access to advanced technologies and boost their incomes and employment. Within the GVC concept, compliance with international environmental and social standards has gained much focus as consumers and large buyers, mostly in developed countries, increasingly demand products produced in a sustainable manner. At the same time there is growing interest by firms to find lower cost locations in the developing world in order to preserve their competitiveness, presenting important opportunities for countries seeking to diversify to higher value products. Under the German G7 presidency, G7 leaders at their summit in Elmau/Germany have made a commitment to foster sustainable global supply and value chains. The “Action for Fair Production” Initiative aims to bring together governments, business, employers, trade unions, consumers and other stakeholders to promote sustainable supply chains. The key proposition behind this initiative is that better standards in developing countries will lead to productivity gains, higher participation in GVCs and, actually, higher and more pro-poor economic growth and employment. The Fair Production Initiative accords well with ongoing work in the GP Trade & Competitiveness (GP T&C) to support developing countries’ integration in GVCs.
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    3rd Phase of Consultations of the World Bank Group’s Environmental and Social Framework

    ED in Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia, AED in Tanzania
    During January and February, 2016 the Executive Director (ED) of the AfG1 Constituency, Mr. Louis, Rene, Peter Larose, undertook missions the Republic of Rwanda (January 13-15, 2016), the Republic of Kenya (February 2-4, 2016) and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (February 8-12, 2016). The objective of these missions was to participate in the 3rd Phase Consultations on the World Group (WBG) Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). In performing this goal, in all these countries, the ED attended the consultations between the WBG consultation team and government officials and representatives of CSOs, NGOs. In the Federal Democratic republic of Ethiopia, he also participated in the High Level Forum on “Indigenous Peoples” that took place in Addis Ababa, during February 11-12, 2016. Prior to the consultations he met with the following entities: • Honorable Ambassador Claver Gatete, World Bank Governor and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of the Republic of Rwanda; • Honorable Henry Kiplagat Rotich, World Bank Governor and Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury of the Republic of Kenya; • H.E. Abdulaziz Mohammed, World Bank Governor and Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; and • H.E. Ahmed Shide Meeting, State Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. On the other hand, the Alternate Executive Director (AED) of the AfG1 Constituency, Mr. Andrew Bvumbe, undertook a similar mission to the United Republic of Tanzania, during February 13-17, 2016 where he met with Hon. Dr. Philip I. Mpango, World Bank Governor and Minister of Finance and Planning. He also attended the consultations between the WBG consultation team and government officials and representatives of CSOs, NGOs. Back to Washington, and speaking to staff, the ED said that the consultations were successful. He noted with satisfaction that the four World Bank Governors and their government officials presented clearly their views and concerns to the WBG consultation team. He had assured them that he would make sure that their views and concerns are correctly reflected in the final version of the ESF.

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