Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 March 2009

UN Deputy Secretary-General to participate in the joint IMF-Government of Tanzania Conference, 9-11 March 2008



UN Deputy Secretary-General to participate in the joint IMF-Government of Tanzania Conference, 9-11 March 2008


DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, March 7, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Deputy Secretary-General, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro will be in Dar es Salaam on Monday to participate in the joint IMF-Government of Tanzania conference ‘Changes: Successful Partnerships for Africa’s Growth Challenges’, from 9 to 11 March 2009.

The conference will aim to address key economic policy questions, with the common goal of forging a renewed partnership for growth in Africa in the 21st century. More specifically, it will consider what Africa’s successes tell about the main bottlenecks and risks to sustained growth, poverty reduction and achievement of the MDGs. The conference will look at how countries can tap into the potential of the private sector and the financial sector to advance these goals. Finally, the conference will propose means by which the risks posed by exogenous shocks and a turbulent global economy can be minimized.

The DSG will provide one of two keynote addresses at the conference. She will kick off the second full day of the conference on March 11 with remarks on ‘Navigating the Tides of Globalization’. She will participate in a press stakeout following her remarks. Additionally, she will meet with international media and will conduct a press conference on 12 March with local media and local representatives of international media outlets.

Conference participants include the Presidents of Tanzania and Botswana, the Managing Director of the IMF, the Chairman of the African Union Commission, the President of the African Development Bank, Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors from throughout Africa, and high-level representatives of other multilateral organizations, development-partner governments, bilateral donors and civil society. The DSG will meet with a broad cross-section of international representatives, Ministers and local Tanzanian officials.




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