ADB annual meeting to take place online


The annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank will take place virtually in May.

The 54th Asian Development Bank annual meeting of its board of governors is going virtual with online sessions taking place on 3-5 May 2021.

The bank’s major annual event is to focus on green recovery and better outcomes for women and has set out a strong focus on achieving a greener Covid recovery.

ADB secretary Muhammad Ehsan Khan explained: “As the focus shifts to the complex task of shaping the region’s recovery, the annual meeting provides an excellent opportunity to develop approaches to balancing response efforts, including vaccine access, and support for a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery.”

Green and inclusive recovery will feature repeatedly throughout the three days of seminars, debates and discussions that include:

  • Regional cooperation for a resilient future.
  • Policies to support a green and inclusive recovery.
  • Unleashing venture capital for a robust, green, and inclusive recovery.
  • Raising the bar on climate ambition: road to COP26.
  • Climate change and sovereign risk.
  • A woman-focused recovery for a more inclusive post-Covid future.

ADB’s annual meetings are attended by ADB governors, who are mostly finance ministers, central bankers, and other high-ranking ministers of ADB members, as well as participants from the international development community, the private sector, civil society, academia, media and other stakeholders.

Registration for the event opens on 5 April and a number of the discussions will be streamed publicly.

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