Closing Session

African Economic Conference Urges African Countries to Take Ownership of Green Growth Agenda

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


  • Chair: Jennifer Kargbo, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECA
  • Speaker: Pedro Conceicao, Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP
  • Speaker: Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist, African Development Bank
  • Speaker: Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director, Economic Development and NEPAD Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa
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