Rwanda to host 7th African Economic conference
Rwanda will host the seventh African Economic Conference (AEC) which will take place from the October 30 to November 2.
The objective of this Conference is to provide a platform for experts on Africa, both within and outside the continent.
They will also reflect and dialogue on new directions for growth policy on the continent in order to determine the best approaches to attain the Millennium Development Goals, achieve the objectives of NEPAD and accelerate Africaâ€™s sustainable.
Running under the theme â€œFostering Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa in an Age of Global Uncertaintyâ€, hundreds of high-level participants including eminent academics, political leaders, representatives of international organizations, CEOs, civil society organizations and the media will participate in the event.
The theme gives delegates the opportunity to debate Africaâ€™s inclusive growth and sustainable development agenda and the role of the African Development Bank Group in promoting development in times of global economic turmoil.
Delegates will take part in wide-ranging discussions, including the possibility of engineering people-oriented growth that enhances environmental protection, poverty reduction, the creation of jobs and investment opportunities.
They will exchange views on how to strengthen Africaâ€™s economic institutions and build infrastructure to leverage economies of scale and integration.
The AEC is co-organized by the AfDB, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
It has become a major forum that brings together leading academics and development practitioners from across the globe towards fostering dialogue and exchange of knowledge that contributes to the search for solutions to the development challenges of Africa.