The theme of this year’s meetings is “Energy and Climate Change”, and draws on one of the Bank’s “High 5” priority areas, namely to “Light up and Power Africa”. It also reflects the Bank’s New Deal on Energy and the key resolutions from the recent UN climate talks (COP21) on global warming.
Mr Chuma will among other key sessions participate in the session on Jobs for Women and Young People- Transformative potential of young people as well as the session on Jobs for African Youth – From Demographic Dividend to Economic Dividend.
He is also expected to hold strategic meetings with the Vice President of Zambia, UN Country team, workers and employer’s organizations as well as ILO’s key cooperating partners.
The African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings are its largest annual event. They bring together some 5,000 participants.