Plenary Session 5: Stakeholders’ Perspectives in addressing poverty and inequality in Africa

Room: Lagos / Osun Meeting Room

Moderator:Ayodele Odusola, Chief Economist and Head of Strategy and Analysis Team, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa


  • Akuavi Marie-Elise Christiana Gbedo, President of Benin Association of Jurists and Former Minister of Industry, Trade and SMEs, Benin
  • Mbaya J. Kankwenda, President, Congolese Institute for Research in Development and Strategic Studies and Director of the Montreal ICREDESA, Canada
  • Olu Ajakaiye, Executive Chairman, African Centre for Shared Development Capacity Building (ACSDCB), Nigeria
  • Moses Ikechukwu Obinyeluaku, Chief Economist, International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa
  • Emime Ndihokubwayo, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Rapporteur: James Wakiaga, UNDP

Guidelines for the deliberations

AEC 2016: Plenary session 4: Reducing inequality through inclusive agro-allied industrialization (UNDP), 07 December 2016

“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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