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The 2007 African Economic Conference will take the form of Plenary and Concurrent Thematic Sessions (see agenda).

In the Plenary Sessions, specialist papers will be presented on designated topics relating to economic growth in Africa. The plenary speakers are outstanding scholars in various fields of economics invited as special guests, by order of presentation:

  •  William Lyakurwa, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
  •  Njuguna Ndung'u, Governor of Central Bank, Kenya
  •  Heba Handoussa, Lead Author, Egypt National Human Development Report
  •  Ernest Aryeetey, Director, ISSER, Ghana
  •  Gabriel Negatu, African Development Bank and Marilou Jane D. Uy, World Bank
  •  Paul Collier, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  •  Robert Wade, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

A Conference Dinner is scheduled on the 16th of November at Sheraton Hotel with the address of:

Tony Venables, DFID, United Kingdom.

The Concurrent Sessions will focus on major themes pertinent to Africa's growth and development (see agenda)

Concurrent Sessions

DAY 1 : 15 NOVEMBER 2007


  • Session A1: Gender inequality 
  • Session A2: Trade negotiations and aid for trade 
  • Session A3: Micro-Finance 
  • Session A4: Monetary and Financial Regulation 
  • Session A5: Africa and Asia Competitiveness


  • Session B1: Gender inequality
  • Session B2: Micro-Finance
  • Session B3: Monetary and Financial Regulation
  • Session B4: Financing Issues
  • Session B5: Trade Issues

DAY 2 : 16 NOVEMBER 2007


  • Session C1: Convergence in Africa
  • Session C2: Agriculture and Rural Credit
  • Session C3: Trade Issues affecting Specific Industry
  • Session C4: External Account and Debt


  • Session D1: Health Policy Issues
  • Session D2: Macroeconomic Policy Space
  • Session D3: Trade Issues affecting Specific Industry
  • Session D4: External Account and Debt


  • Session E1: Macroeconomic Policy
  • Session E2: Resource Management
  • Session E3: Trade Agreements
  • Session E4: Investment Climate and Skills Development
  • Session E5: External Account and Debt


  • Session F1: Resource Management
  • Session F2: Trade Agreements
  • Session F3: Investment Climate and Skills Development
  • Session F4: External Account and Debt

DAY 3 : 17 NOVEMBER 2007


  • Session G1: Gender and Poverty
  • Session G2: Investment Climate and Capital Flows
  • Session G3: Corruption
  • Session G4: Convergence in Africa
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