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SADC DFRC CEO's Forum
The Chief Executive Officers Forum is scheduled for 9th December under the theme “DFI Rejuvenation for increased investment towards implementation of SDGs in Covid-19 Era” . The DFRC will host the Forum in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A).
The SDG forum is a follow - up on the meeting of the Network in 2016 that culminated in the formation of the sectoral SDG Working Groups (WGs) viz., Infrastructure, Agriculture, SMEs and Industry. The objective of the December Forum is to evaluate performance of implementation of SDGs in Africa and the Southern Africa region in particular vis-a-vis the set UN SDG goals of 2015 and against the background of the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over the past ten years or so, the DFIs role has gained significant currency as evidenced by new institutions being established, existing ones being restructured and re-mandated
and yet others being recapitalised, to effectively focus on their developmental role. Taking this development into account, the forum will also discuss the contribution of DFIs to the implementation of SDGs and how their role could be enhanced post – Covid-19. It is hoped that the Forum would shed light, not only on the role of DFIs, but also on how members and the Network could utilise the SDG WGs to maximum benefit in addition to recommendations arising from the June 2021 Network meeting which are under implementation.