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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the Africa Investment Forum, a platform to mobilize private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and the private sector to facilitate infrastructure projects with the capacity to transform the continent.

The investment marketplace, which David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, Africa’s seventh largest economy, called “a Davos of Africa”, will take place from November 7 to 9, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina described the Forum as “a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary platform that will incentivize collaboration for the economic and social development of Africa.

This will primarily be about transactions and investment deals for Africa’s economic development and not a talk shop.”