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Trade advocacy

AfDB actively addresses poverty reduction in its country strategy papers and sector projects and through regional integration strategy papers (RISPs). The RISPs will form part of the recently approved regional integration strategy which has focus areas on capacity building and trade. The Bank participates on a regular basis with the WTO, UNECA, regional economic communities (RECs) and donors to develop ways to advance the Aid For Trade agenda in Africa. The Bank renders strong support for the promotion of good governance as the key to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Workshops and seminars

The Bank organizes workshops and seminars to facilitate discussions amongst African bank supervisors, officials from other financial institutions and with international experts on financial and trade-related matters. These workshops are mostly organized in collaboration with other international organizations.