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Special Event D: Launch of the Africa Competitiveness Report 2015


Welcoming Remarks :
H.E Mr. Germain Kambinga Katomba, Minister of Industry, DRC
Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Chief Economist and Vice-President, AfDB

Presentation of the Report :
Issa Faye, Manager of the Research Division, AfDB
Audrey Verdier-Chouchane, Chief Research economist, AfDB
Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist, World Economic Forum

"Africa can no longer be content with simply managing poverty. For our future and the future of our children, we must eliminate it." - Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

Conference Venue

African Union Building and Government Hotel, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

AEC Partners