Last 14-15 November 2022, NGO Forum on ADB had its Forum Annual Meeting (FAM) 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. Although the situation was challenging, the network conducted a meaningful annual meeting.
After a heartfelt welcome from Hasan Mehedi, the Forum International Convenor, for day one, the network was able to cover the following –
Updates on bank engagements
Updates on the Safeguards campaign
Discussion on ADB & AIIB Fossil Gas Investments: Perspectives from Asia Session
A brief roundtable discussion focusing on the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
A panel on ‘Asserting Justice in the Face of ADB and AIIB Energy 'Transition' Financing
The Forum ADB Gas & LNG Tracker was also launched, which aims to help members in their advocacies and other related activities.
The day ended with a breakout session regarding the network plan for ADB Energy Campaign: and AIIB Energy Sector Strategy, where they shared ideas and plans for the future.
For day two, several panels were organized to share updates, lessons learned, best practices, and ways forward. The panels are -
Cases on Accountability Mechanism: Lessons Learned
Ongoing project monitoring: Challenges and opportunities
Information sharing and advocacy support
Sri Lanka Debt Crisis
Discussion on retaliation and reprisals
Day two ended with a profound discussion regarding Forum Strategy 2030.
Below are some snaps of the two day event.