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African Economic Conference to be Held in Ethiopia

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The African Economic Conference (AEC) serves as the primary pan-African platform for addressing emerging economic opportunities and challenges. This year, the conference will take place from November 16-18, 2023, adopting a hybrid format with the physical venue at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Jointly organized by the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the event aims to explore the theme of "Imperatives for Sustainable Industrial Development in Africa."

Since its establishment in 2006, the AEC series has played a vital role in facilitating research, expert discussions, policy dialogues, and knowledge exchange on a diverse array of issues and challenges confronting Africa. Previous conferences have emphasized the significance of adapting international policies, instruments, and agreements, as well as building the local capacity of African nations to effectively respond to the needs of the continent.

This year’s conference focuses on advancing sustainable industrialization in Africa and aligning with the continent's Agenda 2063 aspirations. Participants will engage in dialogues showcasing successful instances of sustainable industrialization, with a specific emphasis on African experiences.

Distinguished African ministers, partners from the United Nations, and influential representatives from the development and private sectors will convene to discuss the potential for promoting green and sustainable industrialization in Africa. Moreover, the conference will offer a platform for esteemed academics and young researchers to present their solution-oriented research to decision-makers.

Source: Economic Commission for Africa and African Economic Conference

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