Following the unprecedented challenges posed by global events, countries have experienced adverse impacts on socio-economic growth, and are now building back better and on the path to economic recovery. Different institutions and sectors play key roles in aiding these recovery efforts, and are committed to supporting the Government in the achievement of development goals. As part of the organization’s purpose to propel growth and prosperity, the CEOrt welcomed Dr. Patricia N. Laverley – Country Representative – , African Development Bank (AfDB) – Tanzania to deliver a keynote address on “Driving Africa’s Economic Recovery.”
The AfDB has been pivotal in helping the continent overcome various economic challenges, providing access to finance, addressing priority areas and, in a region known for its predominantly youthful population, leading initiatives that make a difference in the lives of young people. Helping to drive the Bank’s transformation agenda for Tanzania, Dr. Laverley spearheads efforts to attain the “High 5s” in Tanzania – a strategic vision of the AfDB’s 5 priority areas that are intended to support African countries’ achievement of the SDGs. These are to Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa. In this way, the overarching objective of the AfDB aligns with the CEOrt purpose of aiming to spur sustainable economic development and social progress.