The Advisory Council (AC) was established in 2012 to facilitate a focused dialogue and exchange between leading African financial sector stakeholders and development partners.The AC acts as a source of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration to the Partnership, and collaborating in identifying priorities and strategic joint initiatives.

The inaugural meeting of the AC was held during the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings (AM) in May 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania. The second AC meeting followed on May 29th, 2013 in Marrakesh, Morocco and debated: “Africa’s Structural Transformation” as the continent is increasingly perceived to be at the brink of economic take-off like China and India a few decades ago. The focus of this discussion was on long-term finance and the role of financial markets.

The AC was restructured as smaller, more focused group in June 2014.