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04/11/2014 - Universities in Africa largely lag behind others from elsewhere in the world because governments do not invest enough in infrastructure and facilities that enable creative and innovative research.

The debate was tabled on Sunday at the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an annual gathering organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Human Capital Development, Youth


04/11/2014 - Africans should believe in their own knowledge. This was the advice of researcher Hilary Nwokeabia at the 9th edition of the African Economic Conference on Sunday, November 2 in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Education, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Structural Transformation, Youth, Health


04/11/2014 - Where will Africa want to be in the next decades and what are the key scenarios building? What is going to shape the continent’s future for its transformation? These were the questions panelists dealt with, on Day 3 of the African Economic Conference, which took place in Addis Ababa from November 1-3.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development


03/11/2014 - Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe have called for increased investment in knowledge and innovation on the African continent.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Gender, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Structural Transformation, Youth


03/11/2014 - University researchers Abdoulaye Seck and Rajlakshmi Dé are the winners of the "Best Conference Paper" awarded by the organizers of the 9th edition of the African Economic Conference, which came to an end on Monday, November 3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Information & Communication Technology, Youth, Structural Transformation


03/11/2014 - Innovation and technology can serve as a springboard for economic transformation provided they are driven by people. This was the message put forward by partners and participants at the closing of the 9th Annual African Economic Conference (AEC), which ran from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Gender, Health, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Structural Transformation


03/11/2014 - Women must be empowered with entrepreneurial and ICT skills in order to contribute significantly to the industrial growth of Africa. This was the message put forward Saturday at the 2014 African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during a session titled “Addressing the Skills Deficit”.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Gender, Education, Information & Communication Technology


03/11/2014 - “Does the level of development in the manufacturing sector influence economic growth in Africa?” Marc Luc Dagebégnon Akplogan, an economist and statistician at the Institut national de la statistique et l’analyse économique (INSAE) in Benin, answered this question saying that “The relationship between the manufacturing sector and economic growth depends on the amount of natural resources in the country.”

Categories: Ethiopia, Environment, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Youth


03/11/2014 - “As a public good, up-to-date technology can benefit other countries thanks to a process of distribution”, explained Abdoulaye Seck, lecturer at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, in a paper presented on Sunday during the second day of the 9th assembly of the African Economic Conference taking place until November 3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology


03/11/2014 - Closing the technology and innovation gap in Africa has been hampered by the lack of coherent national innovation policies including appropriate regulatory frameworks and incentive regimes, panelists at the ongoing 9th Africa Economic Conference in Addis Ababa have said.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Education, Agriculture & Agro-industries


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