The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announces that the 2020 Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW), scheduled to take place 3-5 April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is postponed due to evolving public health risks related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
With over 1,000 guests expected from Africa and around the world, the IGW includes major conferences and parallel meetings, as well as a public concert, attended by global institutions, governments, civil society and business groups.
After due consideration of the global landscape regarding the coronavirus outbreak and related travel concerns, and following consultation with the government of Ethiopia, WHO officials and high-level experts, the Board has taken the decision to postpone the event.
The IGW is being rescheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
Our sympathies at this time are with all those affected in China and elsewhere.