African Economic Conference 2014 to take place in Addis Ababa

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What: African Economic Conference 2014: “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”
Dates: November 1-3, 2014
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 9th African Economic Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 1-3, 2014 on the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”.

The Conference, which is co-organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will provide a unique opportunity for researchers, policy-makers and development practitioners from Africa and elsewhere, to explore Africa’s existing knowledge generation approaches and frameworks, the efficacy of its knowledge and innovation institutions in developing needed skills, technology and innovation capacities. It will look at the policies required in the areas of knowledge generation and innovation to achieve Africa’s transformation agenda.

Since its inception, the African Economic Conference has remained true to its tradition of being the major forum for development practitioners, eminent scholars and experts in economics to exchange knowledge and ideas on how to best foster growth and economic prosperity on the African continent.

The Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, headquarters of UNECA, which is the host institution this year. For information on this year’s conference, please visit: or

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