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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.

Categories: Ethiopia


01/11/2014 - During an interview on the sidelines of the 9th assembly of the African Economic Conference taking place from November 1 to 3 in Addis Ababa, Marc Luc Dagbégnon Akplogan, a researcher at the Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique (INSAE) in Benin, assessed “The dynamism of the manufacturing sector and natural resources for Africa’s transformation”.

Categories: Ethiopia, Structural Transformation, Agriculture & Agro-industries


01/11/2014 - African governments and all national actors must grasp the increasing opportunities that technology and innovation offer for human development and transformation of the continent.

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


01/11/2014 - Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe meet here today for the annual African Economic Conference (AEC). The meeting will last until 3 November and allow them to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation for the continent’s economic transformation.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Education, Structural Transformation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Gender


27/10/2014 - On 27th October 2014 the African Development Bank (AfDB) joins the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the African Union, the World Bank, the European Union and Islamic Development Bank in a 4-day visit to the Horn of Africa. At the start of the visit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the AfDB pledged a new $1.8 billion development assistance package for the next 3 years 2015-2017.

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Economic & Financial Governance


27/10/2014 - Leaders of global and regional institutions today begin an historic trip to the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totaling more than $8 billion over the coming years

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production, Youth


21/10/2014 - The critical role which knowledge and innovation should play in Africa’s development will be the focus of this year’s African Economic Conference (AEC) scheduled to take place from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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


15/10/2014 - The 9th African Economic Conference (AEC) will take place at the UN Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 1st to 3, 2014 under the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”. The conference is organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Categories: Ethiopia


08/10/2014 - In a newly released report prepared in 2014 by the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center in Nairobi, Kenya, on the occasion of the Bank’s 50th anniversary, the AfDB describes how it is fulfilling its mandate in Eastern Africa as Africa’s own development bank. The report takes stock of the socio-economic situation today; highlights the Bank’s successes; describes new strategies and instruments; and identifies key challenges the region is likely to face in the next decades.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Private Sector, Gender, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation


01/10/2014 - The 9th African Economic Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 1-3, 2014 on the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”.

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


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