African Economic Conference 2015: “Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”

Share |

From: 02/11/2015
To: 04/11/2015
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2015 will take place in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, from November 2 to 4, 2015 under the following theme: “Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”. The AEC 2015 will provide an opportunity to assess the impact of current inclusive growth strategies by presenting the latest empirical evidence on poverty, inequality and human development in Africa. It will also provide critical thinking on how policy-makers, development partners, the private sector, civil society organizations and the academia should support the planning and implementation of the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Papers accepted for presentation will comprise original work not previously published. Authors are invited to submit their full paper by July 31, 2015 and to follow the instructions on the following website: https://www.unteamworks.org/African-Economic-Conference-2015.

***

For information on the conference: www.afdb.org/aec

African Development Bank: Audrey Verdier-Chouchane, aec@afdb.org

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa: Adam Elhiraika, aelhiraika@uneca.org

United Nations Development Programme: Ayodele Odusola, ayodele.odusola@undp.org

Concept note: http://www.afdb.org/en/documents/document/african-economic-conference-2015-concept-note-and-call-for-papers-54044/

The link to submit papers is the following:

https://www.unteamworks.org/African-Economic-Conference-2015

For media information, please contact:

AfDB: Olivia Ndong Obiang, o.ndong-obiang@afdb.org, tel. +225 01560505

ECA: Mercy Wambui, mwambui@uneca.org, tel. +251 92 10 14 767

UNDP: Nicolas Douillet, Nicolas.douillet@undp.org, tel. +1.212.906.5937 (New York)

About the African Development Bank Group:

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It comprises three distinct entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). On the ground in 34 African countries with an external office in Japan, the AfDB contributes to the economic development and the social progress of its 54 regional member states. www.afdb.org

About ECA:

Headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa was established in 1958 with the mandate of promoting the economic and social development of its member States, fostering intra-regional integration, and promoting international cooperation for Africa's development. www.uneca.org

About UNDP:

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. www.undp.org