The 49th Annual Meetings of the
The Governors approved major Bank initiatives and programmes, its 2013 Annual Report and audited accounts as well as future operations and programmes.
The Governors, usually Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors representing their countries, also adopted a number of resolutions. In line with the theme of the meetings, the Governors expressed their fervent hope for a prosperous and peaceful
"This is critical to harnessing the 'demographic dividend' of
The Board unanimously approved the establishment of "
The Governors commended the Bank's management and staff for the many policies, initiatives and innovative activities put in place in the past year. They also emphasized the importance of strategic leadership in tackling the challenges facing the continent in the realization of the dreams of its people.
These challenges can be tackled through economic integration and conflict resolution as suggested in the Governors' dialogue. They resolved to reduce physical and non-physical barriers to economic integration, and committed to work with the private sector to promote productive employment.
The Board applauded the efforts made by the Bank towards region al in
Stressing the importance of gender as the cornerstone of inclusive growth, the Governors urged the Bank to implement its Gender Strategy fully through its country, regional and sector operations in budgeting and programming.
There is a dire need to implement policies that can help end conflicts, they said, urging the Bank to implement its strategy for addressing conflicts. They called for concerted efforts with the international community to restore peace and stability on the continent and condemned the abduction of schoolgirls in
The Board commended the Bank's President,
The Governors welcomed the implementation of the roadmap for the return to the Bank's headquarters, and thanked the people and Government of
They also expressed gratitude to the people and Government of
The next Annual Meetings will take place in
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