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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


03/11/2014 - Africa has seen tremendous growth in technology-driven entrepreneurship over the last decade with numerous projects and initiatives celebrated for their potential to grow and spur economic growth.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Poverty Reduction, Structural Transformation, Youth


02/11/2014 - "The future of Africa depends on Africans themselves and not on consultants, who should act solely as catalysts,” said David Noko, Executive Vice-President of South African mining company AngloGold Asanti, at a panel organised as part of the 9th edition of the African Economic Conference, which opened on Saturday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

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


02/11/2014 - The African Economic Conference, jointly organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), opened on November 1 in Addis Ababa with the first plenary session focusing on the conference theme of “Knowledge and innovation for Africa’s transformation.”

Categories: Ethiopia, Water Supply & Sanitation, Education, Gender, Environment, Economic & Financial Governance



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Kichere Mwita - Tanzania 23/10/2014 17:30
AfDB is highly inspired by many Africans for well done jobs of supporting African countries to achieve its greatest potential development. You and me should be proud of having AfDB. We should offer support and be ready to defend it for the benefits of present and future generations.

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