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Africa’s Female Fund Managers to Receive Major Boost Through Launch of a Multi-Million Dollar Fund

The launch of the African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF) will provide capital to both first time and experienced fund managers

African leaders are putting women front and center of efforts to drive the continent’s economic growth through a game-changing fund that invests in women fund managers and also provides technical assistance. The launch of the African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF) will provide capital to both first time and experienced fund…

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to attend the African Union (AU) Summit

Mr Gutteres is expected to address the Summit, whose theme for the year is, "Silencing the Guns; Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa's Development"

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to attend the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union to be held from 9-10 February at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa. Mr Gutteres is expected to address the Summit, whose theme for the year is,…

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Zimbabwe ready to host & showcase itself at sustainable development forum: Minister

The goals will be clustered around the five Ps – People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnerships

Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday…

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A passion for food wins contest on innovative thinking

The contest awarded two grand (first position) prizes in the categories of substantive innovation and operational innovation - won by Sylvie Ogoudedji and Bineswaree Bolaky

Winning an award was never part of Sylvie Ogoudedji’s expectations when she joined the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as a fellow in 2019. It was during her induction that she learned of ECA’s Innovation Challenge for the first time. What got her “really excited” was a new understanding -…

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Zimbabwe sign agreement ahead of forthcoming sustainable development forum

The overall objective of the sixth session of the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) is to conduct a regional follow-up and review of progress made

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Zimbabwe government on Wednesday signed an agreement in preparation for the forthcoming Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which Harare is hosting in Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics, signed…

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Experts to review Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) flagship Economic Report on Africa 2020

The Economic Report on Africa is ECA’s main flagship publication

An expert group meeting to review the Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) flagship Economic Report on Africa (ERA2020) has been scheduled for 16 - 17 January 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report is titled, “Innovation for Private Sector Development in Africa.” It looks at current knowledge on innovations in…

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Key players in Guinea's economy will review their country's African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) National Strategy

The elaboration of this Strategy will start with a detailed examination of the macroeconomic and commercial profile of the country

The key players in the economy of Guinea will examine the National Strategy for the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This will take place during a validation workshop organised by the Ministry of Commerce of Guinea in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa…

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Experts meet to validate African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Business Index

The aim of the index is to provide an assessment of the extent to which businesses across Africa find trading across borders in Africa challenging, and to identify the main barriers to trade

Over the course of two days, Pan-African Trade experts will meet to validate the methodology to produce the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Country Business Index at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa. The aim of the index is to provide an assessment of the extent to…

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Nigeria hosts National African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Forum on the "Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development"

This Forum is part of a comprehensive project aimed at deepening Africa's trade integration through effective implementation of the AfCFTA

When: Date and Time: 5-6 December, 2019 Where: Radisson Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria is this week hosting its National AfCFTA Forum on the "Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development" from 5-6 December 2019, at the Radisson Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The Forum is being co-organized by…

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The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) under spotlight as Nigeria hosts national forum on historic agreement

The AfCFTA will become a key engine of economic growth, industrialization and sustainable development in Africa in line with the African Union’s Agenda 2063

Nigeria, which signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade Agreement in July, is this week hosting its national AfCFTA Forum on the "Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development". The Forum, which runs from 5-6 December 2019 in Lagos, is being co-organized with the United Nations…