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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.
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”.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
01/11/2014 - Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is satisfied with the growing success of the African Economic Conference, the 9th assembly of which began on Saturday at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
01/11/2014 - Eugene Owusu, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia, speaks on the paradigm shift in our culture that will help promote knowledge and innovation as a crucial potential to transform African society.