The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group will hold its 2021 Annual Meetings of its Boards of Governors from 31 st August to 4th September 2021 in the beautiful city of Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan, at the Tashkent City Congress Center, to discuss development issues and institutional matters pertaining to their Member Countries.
The Annual Meetings are attended by 57 IsDB Governors, who are primarily ministers of finance, economy, planning, and international cooperation, central bankers, and other high-ranking ministers from Member Countries, as well as high profile representatives from other multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the international development community, business sector, civil society, academia, media, and other stakeholders. More than 2,000 participants are expected.
This year’s Annual Meeting comes at the back of the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world economy. It is for this reason that the meeting will mainly delve into the complex issue of dealing with current challenges occasioned by the pandemic and as well vaccine availability to contribute to spearheading an inclusive economic recovery within the Member Countries and global level.
The meetings, under extreme COVID precautions, offer an ideal platform for decisionmakers to discuss challenges and explore IsDB Group member countries’ opportunities. A number of subjects will be covered in the seminars and side-events at the Annual Meeting including: building resilience amid COVID-19, showcasing of innovation for tomorrow through Transform Fund, rebuilding resilient global value chains as a pathway to global economic recovery as well as discussing youth development issues and jobs creation among other interesting topics.
The Annual Meetings also constitute an occasion during which the other members of the IsDB Group hold their General Assemblies.