An Addis Tax Initiative side event was held at the 5th General Assembly of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) on 23 October 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. The theme of the ATAF General Assembly Conference was "Moving Africa Beyond Aid Through Tax Revenue Mobilisation", with the mobilisation of domestic revenues playing a central role for financing sustainable development.
The event provided African ATI partner countries and African non-ATI partner countries with information on how they could benefit from current ATI activities. In particular, the event aimed to promote a dialogue on how the Addis Tax Initiative can contribute to enhance domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) in Africa.
The panel discussion "How can African countries benefit from an ATI membership" featured active discussion and feedback from Nara Monkam (ATAF), Thomas Nah (CG Liberia Revenue Authority, ATI Co-Chair), Gunilla Näsman (Ministry of Finance Sweden), Richard Tusabe (CG Rwanda Revenue Authority) and Tobias Fleckenstein (ITC Secretariat).
The ITC Secretariat wishes to thank all panel participants for their contributions and cooperation.