Welcome to the seventh Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID), organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank Group and the African Union, taking place at the United Nations in Nairobi on 5-7 October 2020.

Under the auspices of the Central Bank of Kenya, this year’s GFRID Africa – 2020-2030 will mark the first of a series of biannual Forums in the region aimed at effectively maximizing the impact of remittances and diaspora investment in Africa by 2030. Read more

Following the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the unpredictable circumstances that the global community will be exposed to in the upcoming weeks, primarily impacting travel and mobility, IFAD and its partners have decided to postpone the GFRID – Africa 2020-2030 to 5-6-7 October 2020, same venue.  

GFRID – AFRICA 2020-2030
The road to GFRID – AFRICA 2020-2030
Plenaries
Present the topic and share best practices and lessons learned among all participants.
Deep dive sessions
Provide opportunities for interactive participation and exchange with experts on critical issues.
In the spotlight
Interview renowned public and private sector players, philanthropists and civil society leaders.
GFRID-Talk
Renowned experts engage the audience in reflecting on contemporary issues relating to Forum topics.
Pitch stand
In some sessions, selected participants are given one minute to react/contribute to the panel.
Networking
Facilitate exchange of information, expertise and experience among participants, through dedicated spaces within the venue, and as part of the Forum programme.
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In 2018, out of the US$529 billion sent by migrants, remittances to and within Africa were estimated at over US$85 billion. This estimate is considered to be a substantial undercount of actual flows.

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