The African Development Bank (AfDB) has embarked on a consultation exercise across Africa on its proposed Integrated Safeguards System (ISS).
The Bank is conferring with governments and representatives of civil society and the private sector with five regional consultation sessions being planned, the AfDB said.
It has already held its first session in Nairobi between April 11 and 13, covering the East Africa region.
The ISS will govern the implementation of the Bank’s operations. It will aim to be responsive to the aspirations of its clients while ensuring that the institution also fulfils its corporate responsibilities as a leader in Africa.
The second consultation, the AfDB indicated, will cover the South Africa region between April 16 and 18 in Lusaka.
The Bank will then organize two other sessions for Central Africa in Libreville, Gabon and Abuja, Nigeria respectively on May 9 to 11 and 15 to 17. The regional consultation process will be concluded in Rabat, Morocco, between June 12 and 14, 2012.
The views from the consultations will be integrated into a revised version of the ISS which will be disclosed before presentation to the Board during the third quarter of 2012, the Bank said.
By Ekow Quandzie