The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

Human Development

Human Capital Critical to Africa’s Structural Transformation

African governments must step up investments in education to build capable human resources that will contribute to sustainable structural transformation of their economies, experts at the ongoing African Economic Conference cautioned on Wednesday in Addis Ababa. 

“In a globally competitive environment, governments need to shift focus and go beyond primary education in building human competencies,” according to Harry Sackey of Vancouver Island University in Canada. Read more

    Discussant: Lawrence Bategeka, Ag. Principal Research Fellow, EPRC, Uganda

  Discussant: Olivier Manlan, Economic Advisor, UNDP Country Office, Benin

  Discussant: Aissatou Gueye, Economic Affairs Officer, FIIS, EDND,  UNECA

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