16 April 2021
PIA meeting with EU institutions
On 30 March, the PIA met with Koen Doens, Director General – DG International Partnerships (INTPA), European Commission and Richard Amor, Head of Corporate lending, Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin America, at the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss the institutions’ approach to Africa. The dialogue highlighted the clear role of the private sector in the continents recovery, in the context of Covid-19. The EU values the PIA’s ongoing structural engagements. read more
08 March 2021
PIA meeting on US-Africa relations
On 26 February the PIA met with Scott Eisner from the US Chamber and Witney Schneidman from the Brookings Institute to discuss the changing landscape of the Bretton Woods Institutions and the new Biden Administration’s approach to Africa. Despite a number of challenges given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the outlook remains hopeful.
18 December 2020
PIA meeting with the Government of Zambia
At the end of November 2020 the PIA members held discussions with the government of Zambia regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the country and the outlook for the economy. The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, gave an outline regarding the prioritization of various economic sectors, private sector incentives and the impact of the ACFTA on trade. The group also had a constructive meeting with the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Zambia, who provided insights on the countries debt, the role of the private sector and plans to ensure economic recovery. read more
09 November 2020
PIA virtual meeting with the IMF African Department
On 28 October 2020, the PIA members conducted their annual meetings with the IMF African department on a virtual conference call. The IMF gave an open and frank presentation on the economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole and specific presentations on the economic climate in Ghana, Mozambique, Ethiopia and South Africa. Looking ahead the meeting provided important insights regarding the actions required to ensure economic sustainability and the opportunities for attracting private sector investment in the region. read more
07 October 2020
PIA virtual visit to Nigeria in September 2020
The PIA held virtual meetings with high ranking officials in the Nigerian government on 24 September 2020.
17 June 2020
PIA virtual meeting with the Bretton Woods organisations in June 2020
The PIA hosted a virtual meeting with Ms Von Friedeburg, COO of IFC, Mr De Lannoy, executive Director of IMF and Mr Hafez Ghanem, VP of the World Bank for Africa to discuss plans to address the impact of Covid-19 on the African continent.
17 June 2020
PIA visit to Ethiopia in February 2020
In February 2020, the PIA executives visited Ethiopia where the group met with the Presidency, key ministries and development institutions.
10 June 2019
21-22 May PIA visit to Washington
On 21 and 22 May, the PIA executives held their annual meetings with the Bretton Woods and other key institutions in Washington, DC The group met with high ranking officials including: Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF; Stephanie von Friedeburg, Chief Operating Officer IFC as well as Matthew Harrington Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, US State Department.