Posted by: APO | 11 October 2012

Invitation to participate in the 7th African Economic Conference


Invitation to participate in the 7th African Economic Conference

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 11, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ The seventh annual African Economic Conference (http://www.africaneconomicconference.org) takes place in Kigali, Rwanda, from October 30 to November 2, 2012 under the theme Inclusive and Sustainable Development in an Age of Economic Uncertainty. The Conference is organized jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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This year’s conference will bring together top policy-makers, including several former heads of state, leading researchers and experienced development practitioners from Africa and around the world to discuss critical issues in African development. The Conference will also provide a unique forum for in-depth presentations of policy-oriented research by both established academics and emerging talents from the continent. The Conference will be opened by HE Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP; Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank; and Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of ECA.

We are pleased to extend to you this personal invitation to this year’s Conference. We would be delighted if you would be available to attend, as we know that your thoughtful coverage and unique insight in the region would enrich reporting of the conference. We also hope that your publication would be interested in featuring discussions and presentations on some of the most pressing challenges in Africa.

Some of the topics to be discussed are related to inclusive growth, climate change and youth employment, economic development in Africa during the global crisis and beyond, etc.

For more details, please go to: http://www.africaneconomicconference.org or http://www.afdb.org.

To confirm your attendance, a reply is strongly encouraged by October 15th to a.a.diallo@afdb.org or o.ndong-obiang@afdb.org.

Best regards,

Magatte Wade

Ag Head – External Relations and Communication Unit, African Development Bank

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African Development Bank (AfDB)


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