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Launch of Economic Report on Africa 2016 and a discussion on Targeting agro-allied industrialization – the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Initiative (ECA)

Room: Lagos / Osun Meeting Room

Chair: Olu Ajakaiye, Executive Chairman, African Centre for Shared Development Capacity Building (ACSDCB), Nigeria

Presentations followed by interactive discussion

  • Adam Elhiraika, Director, Macroeconomic Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • William Davis, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, Regional Integration and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Rapporteurs: Uzumma Erume, ECA, Emmanuel Chinyama, ECA


“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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