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Civil Registration Conference to Benefit African Nations Seeking to Address ‘Scandal of Invisibility’

The conference is a standing regional forum of the African Union which was set up to provide policy directions for the transformation and accelerated improvement of civil registration

African countries are expected to continue strengthening their civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems as a foundation for robust and sustainable legal identity systems on the continent following the ongoing fifth conference of African ministers responsible for civil registration. This was said Tuesday by Zambia’s Home Affairs Minister, Stephen…

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Kenya to host symposium on strengthening capacities of public institutions in East Africa

Economic Affairs Officer, Eunice Ajambo, is one of those representing the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the symposium

Kenya will next week host a three-day symposium on Strengthening Capacities of Public Institutions for Transformation, Innovation and Ethical Leadership to Realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 in East Africa. The symposium, which is being organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs…

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African Ministers to discuss innovative ways to close Identity Gap in Fifth Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Conference

The conference will include discussions on new and emerging initiatives: the United Nations Legal Identity Agenda and the digital identity initiative in Africa

All is set for the Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration (COM5) which takes place from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia. The conference aims to provide strategic and policy guidance on pathways towards holistic, innovative and integrated civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and…

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) pledge full support to Zimbabwe on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) implementation

The effective implementation of the AfCFTA strategy will require government, the private sector and other trade support institutions to work together

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday assured Zimbabwe of continued technical support in assisting the country in its efforts to develop a national strategy to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In remarks during the opening session…

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Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) urges government to expedite the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The two-day validation meeting was aimed at reviewing the draft national AfCFTA strategy and implementation plan, its objectives, proposed actions and the implementation framework

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), the Economic Commission for Africa's Office for Southern Africa (ECA-SA) and African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) held a validation workshop for Zambia's Strategy for the Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement from…

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Shifting from rhetoric to smart actions would salvage Central Africa’s digital economy

A cross-section of the senior officials and experts said this is the time to laser-focus on a workable vision and plan of action for digital transformations

It is urgent to break away from generic and unproductive approaches towards digital transformations in Central Africa that have caused no real change on the ground for the last two decades and act on a new paradigm that would spur sustainable development in the subregion, experts have asserted. The entreaty…

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Vibrant discussions take place around Kenya's African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strategy

About 60 participants attended the two-day event in Nairobi

To accelerate the implementation of the AfCFTA, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Trademark EastAfrica and the Kenya State Department for Trade organised a Forum together to discuss the draft national strategy for Kenya to harness the benefits of the AfCFTA. About 60 participants attended the two-day event in Nairobi.…

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Democratic Republic of Congo conducts national consultation on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

AfCFTA is an important lever to increase the production capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and unlock its commercial potential

By establishing a single market of 1.2 billion individuals representing $ 2.5 trillion of cumulative GDP, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an important lever to increase the production capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and unlock its commercial potential. It also offers the prospect of…

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Malawi hosts African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Sensitization Workshops in Lilongwe and Blantyre

Each workshop is expected to bring together about 150 participants from private sectors, civil society organizations, parliamentarians, academia, and government

The Ministry of Trade and Tourism in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission (AUC) are organizing an AfCFTA Awareness Workshop in Lilongwe and Blantyre on 17 September and 19 September, respectively. These workshops aim to engage relevant stakeholders on AfCFTA issues to secure a…

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Zimbabwe to host 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The Forum provides a platform for peer learning and exchange, especially on regional Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and implementation of SDGs

Zimbabwe has confirmed that it will host the 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Officials from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) met Monday with senior government officials, including Labour, Public…