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07/11/2014 - “We want a continent of good governance, democracy, respect of human rights, gender equality, justice and the rule of law” – Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at the Opening Ceremony of the 9th African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa

Categories: Ethiopia, Gender, Ebola


06/11/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, will attend the African Business Roundtable on Ebola in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 8, 2014 at the African Union Headquarters.

Categories: Ethiopia, Ebola, Health, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Private Sector, President's Corner


04/11/2014 - There have been substantial gains in achieving universal education with net enrollment reaching 90% in developing countries and 77% in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011, as the United Nations states in a 2013 report.

On the down side, however, this increase in enrollment has not been accompanied by an increase in quality output.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Human Capital Development, Youth


04/11/2014 - Policy-makers in Africa have been urged to improve labour market outcomes and promote inclusive growth.

 

This is addition to promoting commodity-based industrialization to reduce the high and challenging youth unemployment rate in Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth, Education, Structural Transformation


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


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