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Follow the African Economic Conference 2012 online

Hundreds of leaders and scholars from Africa and around the world will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, from October 30 to November 2 to debate the continent’s prospects for sustainable and inclusive growth in the context of the international economic crisis.

Organized each year by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the title for this year’s African Economic Conference will be “Inclusive and Sustainable Development in an Age of Economic Uncertainty”.

The conference will be hosted by the Government of Rwanda and opened by President Paul Kagame. It will welcome former Heads of State such as Olusegun Obasanjo, as well as the Administrator of UNDP Helen Clark, the Director UNDP Africa, Tegegnework Gettu and the President of the African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka.

Africa has weathered the economic crisis and achieved considerable advances in the area of poverty reduction and human development. However, the region is still home to high levels of poverty, hunger, unemployment and inequality in political voice and access to resources. The conference will examine the possibility of tackling these challenges in the face of a worsening international economic environment, volatile food and fuel markets, and falling levels of exports, remittances and official aid.

How to follow the conference :

Online : Get the updates on the official site<http://www.africaneconomicconferenc...>

Web streaming : Watch the Conference highlights<> live 30 October 2012, 2:30pm (GMT+2)-Conference opening

Twitter : #2012AEC<>

Publié le 30 octobre 2012