Message from the Chair

On behalf of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), I wish to invite fellow-members, partners, and colleagues in the development finance community to join us at the 42nd ADFIAP Annual Meeting to be held in Muscat, Oman on February 20-22, 2019. I wish to take this opportunity to thank Oman Development Bank (ODB) for graciously hosting this event.

For this edition of the annual meeting, ODB and the ADFIAP leadership have chosen the theme, “DFI’s Role in National Development” to highlight the various programs and undertakings of DFIs in the development of entrepreneurship, infrastructure, technology, and initiatives for climate action.

As in the past, the annual gathering aims to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge which are more opportune and relevant at this time when the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are in place. While DFIs that will be represented in Muscat come from different countries and operate under different economic settings, DFIs share commonalities in the concepts, principles and practice of development finance.

I encourage you all to join us in Muscat to meet, greet, celebrate, and learn from each other. I look forward to meeting you all in Oman!

Mr. Phub Dorji
Chief Executive Officer, Bhutan Development Bank Ltd.
Chairman, ADFIAP