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BOAD and EUROCHAM organize a business breakfast on financing and CSR issues.

In Abidjan on March 25, 2022, the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the European Chamber of Commerce of Côte d’Ivoire (Eurocham) organized a business breakfast attended by Mr. Julien DELCOURT, Deputy Director of Eurocham, Mrs. Delphine LAVAUD, Ibrahima DIOUF, Special Advisor to the President (BOAD), Almamy MBENGUE, Director of the Country Development Department and Franchy NAGO, Head of the BOAD Resident Mission in Côte d’Ivoire.

The meeting, held at the NOOM Hotel in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), provided an opportunity for exchanges between BOAD and Eurocham members, to raise awareness of the Bank, its CSR approach, and its financing mechanisms and offers to private sector players. to facilitate their access to financing solutions identify prospective project owners seeking financing in the five (5) priority sectors of the Djoliba plan, namely These include transport/ICT/digitization infrastructure, energy, agriculture and agri-food, healthcare/education and real estate.

Created in 2009, Eurocham brings together 200 companies from 12 European countries, and is a major contributor to the Ivory Coast government. The organization currently accounts for a significant share of Côte d’Ivoire’s GDP. Its member companies break down as follows: 63% large companies and subsidiaries of international groups, 36% SMEs and 1% bilateral chambers of commerce. They operate in all sectors of activity : tertiary (67%), secondary (27%) and primary (6%).

According to the Head of BOAD’s Resident Mission in Côte d’Ivoire, the Bank’s presence at this event is fully in line with the implementation of its five-year Djoliba Plan, which proposes a set of integrated solutions to address the financing needs of the private sector and contribute to its development.

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About West African Development Bank

The Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) is the joint development finance institution of the countries of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU). According to Article 2 of its Articles of Association, the BOAD’s purpose is to “promote the balanced development of member states and achieve economic integration in West Africa” by financing priority development projects. It is accredited with the three climate finance mechanisms (GEF, AF, GCF). Since 2009, BOAD has been an observer at the UNFCCC and has played an active role in discussions concerning the construction of an international architecture for climate finance. Since January 2013, it has been home to the first Regional Collaboration Center (CRC) on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), whose aim is to provide direct support to governments, NGOs and the private sector in identifying and developing CDM projects.  It is committed to carbon neutrality by 2023.  WWW.BOAD.ORG