Annual General Meeting - African Trade Insurance Agency

Due to the impacts of Covid-19 on international travel and the potential health and safety of participants, the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) activities, scheduled to take place in Kampala, Uganda, have been cancelled. However, the Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be convened virtually on Wednesday, 2 June 2021.

About the Annual Meeting

Each year, typically in May or June, the General Assembly of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) hold their Annual Meeting to discuss and agree upon resolutions on a range of administrative issues impacting the organisation and its membership. Most notably, the meeting provides an opportunity to approve and welcome new members into ATI. The meeting, hosted by the country’s Head of State or their designate Minister of Finance, brings together government delegations from ATI’s member countries and institutions along with prospective members.

2021 marks ATI’s 20th anniversary celebrations, which will be held alongside the AGM. The celebrations will start virtually but we anticipate to host a physical event later on in the year.

2020 – 2021 AGM Bureau

This year’s virtual AGM will be presided by Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija. Hon. Kasaija succeeded Hon. Romuald Wadagni, the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Benin who was AGM Chair for 2019 – 2020.

About ATI’s Annual Roundtable

This unique event, also dubbed ATI’s Investor Day, takes place on the sidelines of ATI’s Annual General Meeting. The objective of this event is to provide a platform for African governments and both international and local private sector players to speak honestly and openly about challenges facing investors in some countries and alternately the obstacles to African governments in accessing financing.

Political/investment and trade credit risks play an important role in this dynamic. With billions needed to fund priority infrastructure projects in Africa, the risk profile and rating of individual countries weighs on the projects these governments hope to finance, which reduces their financing options. Ultimately, African governments are faced with sub-investment grade ratings and a perception of the high risk that may or may not be accurate. To properly address these obstacles,  Africa requires a sustained focus on increasing public-private participation to fill existing and future funding gaps. Governments will need to develop relationships with the private sector that are based on trust, transparency and a willingness to improve the business climate in their countries. The Roundtable provides a platform to support this dialogue in a morning of candid discussions on how to improve the bankability of African projects.

Due to the candid nature of the discussions and the high-level participants, the event is by-invitation-only. The event is scheduled for September 2021, on a date and time to be confirmed.

For more information on the AGM and Roundtable, email agm.ati@ati-aca.org

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