ACGN Meeting, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 22 – 24 February 2017

l’Institut National des Administrateurs de Côte d’Ivoire (INAD-CI) hosted the recent ACGN bi-annual meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 22 – 24 February 2017.  The meeting was held over three days and was the first ACGN meeting to be hosted in the Africa Francophone region, of which highlights included:
  • A joint business forum hosted by the ACGN and INAD-CI in collaboration with the IFC which showcased the launch of the IFC Corporate Governance Program in francophone West Africa.
  • Half day capacity building workshop on the King IV Code of Corporate Governance and lessons learnt in its implementation.
  • Official signing ceremony welcoming the Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance and Institut Sénégalais des Administrateurs as new members.

Regular meetings such as this one play a critical role in building the ACGN across the African business and public-sector landscape and offer members an opportunity to network, to hear new ideas and, most importantly, to welcome new members.

The ACGN formally welcomed both the Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance and l’Institut Sénégalais des Administrateurs as members at an official signing ceremony held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, at the INAD-CI Gala Dinner on 23 February 2017.  This brings the number of African countries represented by the ACGN to a total of 19. Pictured below together with Mr. Said Kambi (ACGN Chairman) are Ms. Libertha Kapere, Deputy Chairperson of the Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance (left) and Mr. Mamour Fall, Permanent Secretary and Founding Member of l’Institut Senegalais de Administrateur (right).

ACGN and INAD-CI Business Forum – Cote d’Ivoire – 23 February 2017

l’Institut National des Administrateurs de Côte d’Ivoire (INAD-CI) in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group and the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN), hosted a joint Business Forum on “Taking Stock and Demonstrating the Impactful Role of the Players in the Corporate Governance Eco-System” on Thursday, 23 February 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, which was followed by a gala dinner hosted by INAD-CI.

The Business Forum gathered key leaders and decision makers from the business community, national and regional regulators as well as key media players, corporate governance experts and professional institutions with a stake in the corporate governance arena.

The Business Forum’s three primary objectives:

  • Focus on exploring current corporate governance practices and standards in Cote d’Ivoire in order to identify major improvements and key challenges, both from a macro and micro perspective, and help address them.
  • Reinforcing the role of market players (ecosystem) in developing a strong and sustainable corporate governance culture and environment.
  • The launch of the IFC Corporate Governance Program in francophone West Africa and in particular, in Côte d’Ivoire. The goal of IFC’s program is to promote good corporate governance practices and help foster a conducive environment by supporting and building capacity of companies and key players.

Business Forum Invitation – English

Draft Programme – ACGN and INAD-CI Business Forum – 23 February 2017

Forum d’Affaires Invitation – Français

Projet de Programme – ACGN et INAD-CI Forum d’Affaires – 23 February 2017

Objectives

  • Exchange and share knowledge, information, best practices tools and resources.
  • Demonstrating good practice within member organisations and network
  • Building sustainable capacity to enable membership organisations to achieve their goals
  • Common platform for advocacy, initiatives and communications
  • Expand the network
  • Create a favourable investment climate (outcome)
  • Conduct Research