“Increasing Capital Flows to Africa Amidst the Global Financial Crisis”.

OVERVIEW
The African Business Roundtable (ABR) was founded by the African Development Bank for private sector development in Africa. The Office of the Executive Director, West Africa and Special Representative to the United Nations coordinates the activities of the ABR in the ECOWAS region and also manages ABR’s engagement with the United Nations, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Since its formation in 1989, the ABR has represented Africa on a number of international initiatives designed for Africa and has continued to provide a voice for the African Private Sector on global economic issues.
STATUS OF REGISTRATION
The ABR is registered by Charter with the Government of Cote D’Ivoire, The ABR is registered in Nigeria.
DIPLOMATIC STATUS

  • The ABR has special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission.
  • The ABR has an observer status with the African Union.
  • The ABR has an observer status with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    OFFICE
    Further to a collaboration arrangement with ECOWAS as contained in the MOU with the body, The ABR operates from an office in the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja.

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