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Experts adopt report recommendations to implement regional industrial policies

The major objective of the event was to develop action plans on promotion and implementation of regional and national industrialization policies

Experts from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA) and the Government of Zambia held a two-day National Action Planning workshop from 10th to 11th August 2022 on the alignment and harmonization of regional and national frameworks on industrialization. The major objective of the event was to…

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Harnessing Coordination, Country Leadership and Ownership to Strengthen Integrated Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: A Vehicle for #CountingEveryone

Commendation is due to the visionary leaders who attended the first Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration, which was held in Addis Ababa in 2010 and led to the establishment of the Africa Programme

The fifth Africa Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Day will be commemorated on 10 August 2022, during the twelfth year since the establishment of the Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, a continental framework designed to provide coordinated and integrated support to African countries…

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Thousands of African girls to be trained in coding: a step closer to a connected Africa

The hybrid training targets young African women and girls between 12 to 25 years of age, where 100 from Namibia will be physically attending while over 2000 are expected to join virtually

The Connected Africa Girls Coding Camp is back this year with its 5th edition commissioned by ECA in partnership with the government of The Republic of Namibia, UN Namibia, UN WOMEN, and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The hybrid training targets young African women and girls between 12 to 25 years…

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Inaugural East Africa Community (EAC) Steering Committee on the Implementation of the AU Declaration on Land Develops Road Map

In her opening remarks, the Chair of the EAC Regional TWG and the RSC, Ms. Carine Hakizimana (Burundi) stressed the critical role of the RSC in enhancing cooperation and coordination of the AU land agenda in the region

The East Africa Community (EAC) Regional Steering Committee (RSC) on the implementation of the AU Declaration on Land developed a road map for implementing the land agenda in their first meeting held on August 3. This meeting was a key recommendation of the Regional Technical Working Group (TWG) on the…

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Call for Applications for Tech African Women program, by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with Betacube

TAW (Tech African Women) is a program that is launched with the objective of empowering female founders to leverage their skills in order to build strong tech startups from scratch

ECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), in partnership with Betacube, has announced the launch of its first Tech African Women program, inviting female-led idea stage startups from Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania and Tunisia to submit their applications. TAW (Tech African Women) is a program that is launched with the objective…

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New report reveals Maseru generates half of Lesotho’s GDP

The report was validated by Lesotho’s national and local government officials, data specialists, national account experts, development experts and urbanisation practitioners at a workshop in Maseru on 25 July 2022

A new report for the first time reveals that Lesotho’s capital city Maseru, which accounts for only 17 per cent of the country’s population, generates about half of the country’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) – a vital economic well-being indicator.  The report, developed by the Lesotho Bureau of Statistics…

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Inaugural ECA monthly press briefing focuses on the modernization of national statistical systems

The presentation also highlighted the work of the Center regarding the modernization of National Statistical Systems in Africa, innovation, leadership and training

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday 5 July launched the ECA Monthly Press Briefing, a channel through which the Commission aims to enhance collaboration with the media and facilitate regular access to its experts and knowledge products. During the event, ECA’s African Center for Statistics (ACS) presented some…

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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson Inaugurate the First African Union-United Nations Periodic Coordination Meeting, Held virtually on 23 June 2022

This inaugural AU-UN Periodic Coordination Meeting provided a platform to gather momentum for the re-invigorated collaboration by the two organizations

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohamed, and the African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, on Thursday welcomed, as co-Chairs, the inaugural AU-UN Periodic Coordination Meeting. This inaugural AU-UN Periodic Coordination Meeting provided a platform to gather momentum for the re-invigorated collaboration by the two organizations for the…

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Voluntary Local Reviews Gain Traction in Uganda’s National SDG Reporting Process After ECA’s Support

This development builds on the country’s first voluntary local review of the SDGs and African Union’s Agenda 2063

The Government of Uganda has scaled up the practice of voluntary local reviews – which monitor progress made by local governments towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and is bringing their outcomes to the forefront of its national SDG reporting process. This development builds on the country’s first voluntary…

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At CoM2022, Experts Address Effects of Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Africa

SRO-SA Director, Eunice G. Kamwendo, noted that African countries are most affected by the pandemic and the combined impact of the COVID-19 and the Ukraine crisis are likely to further aggravate liquidity issues constraining recovery

The ECA Sub-Regional Office for Southern (SRO-SA) in collaboration with the Angolan Government and the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Angola held a side event at the margins of the 54th session of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to offer African countries a platform…