2011 African Economic Conference
Day 4 - October 28, 2011
Africa should unleash its immense natural resources to pursue sustainable economic growth and development, participants at the African Economic Conference said at the end of the event on Friday in Addis Ababa.
Africa has sustained a decade of solid progress, including impressive rates of economic growth. But the region faces the daunting task of making growth more broadly shared, creating employment and sustaining human development, in a sustainable way. Read more
Day 2 - October 26, 2011
- 1st Plenary Session - Promoting the Green Economy for Africa's Structural Transformation
- Session I.1.1 Structural Transformation and Industrial Policies
- Session I.1.2 Human Development
- Session I.1.3 Issues in Climate Change
- 2 nd Plenary Panel - Sustainable Growth in North Africa: Lessons for the Continent
- Session I.2.1 Households and Market Competition
- Session I.2.2 Renewable Energy and Environmental Issues
- Session I.2.3 Role of the Private Sector in Promoting Green
Day 1 - October 25, 2011, Opening Ceremony
Over the four-day event, economists, climate change experts and researchers will tackle the question of how Africa can grow and create much-needed jobs without adding to global environmental problems.
The AfDB chief economist said the African continent “suffers unfairly” from climate change. He explained that although Africa contributes only four percent of global greenhouse gases, it is at the “receiving end” of more than its fair share of climate change effects, such as scarce water and extreme weather variations. Read more