Séance plénière 4 : Institutions et partenariats pour une intégration efficace

Political, economic and social dimensions of regional and continental integration require a strong partnership between the state and non-state actors including communities, the private sector, and various interest groups (labor, environment, IFIs). This session will examine the role of African institutions for regional integration in strengthening the social contract between the state and its citizens and the relations between state, regional and external actors and the mechanism required to jointly monitor, prevent and respond to challenges related to more effective integration.  The experts will provide best practices, lessons learned and recommend policies and actions aimed at fostering accountability and connectivity between national actors, between African countries and between African countries and the world in relation to trade, investment and wider partnership for continental integration.

Moderator: Dr. Ayodele Odusola, Chief Economist, UNDP Africa


  • Prof. Olu Ajakaiye, Executive Chairman, African Centre for Shared Development Capacity Building
  • Prof. Attiya Waris, Associate Professor of Fiscal Law and Policy, School of Law, University of Nairobi 
  • Prof. Richard E. Mshomba,  La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA
  • Mr. Leonard Rugwabiza, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and former Chief Economist, Rwanda
  • Mr. Stephen Wainaina, Lecturer & former Economic Planning Secretary, University of Strathmore, Kenya
  • Dr. Hesphina Rukato, Academic Associate-Governance,  Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute (TMALI), University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • Mr. Wanyama Masinde, Director,  The Centre for Regional Integration

Rapporteur: Herve Kouraogo (UNDP), Rokhaya Tall (UNDP)

AEC 2018 Plenary session 4_ Institutions and Partnership for effective integration

“Today, we are here primarily to discuss Integrate Africa, to bring down the tariff and non-tariff barriers that have marginalized and impoverished so many economies and prevented us from capitalizing on our physical and human capital resource base” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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