Ethiopia Set to Host 2023 African Economic Conference

Addis Ababa, The stage is now set for the 2023 African Economic Conference, jointly organized by the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The conference will be held from 16-18 November in a hybrid format, with the physical location being the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

According to ECA, this year, the largest research and economic gathering on the continent will focus on "Imperatives for Sustainable Industrial Development in Africa".

African ministers, United Nations partners, and key development and private sector representatives will meet up to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for Africa to boost green and sustainable industrialization.

The conference will also provide a platform for established academics and young researchers to present their solution-oriented research to decision-makers.

The 2023 African Economic Conference is centered on efforts to increase sustainable industrialization in Africa and meet the continent’s Agenda 2063 aspirations.

Participants will discuss the evidence of where sustainable industrialization has been successful, including in Africa.

Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered research, expert and policy dialogue, and knowledge sharing on a wide range of issues and challenges facing Africa.

The African Economic Conference is the leading pan-African forum for discussing emerging economic challenges and opportunities.

Past conferences have underscored the importance of adapting international policies, instruments, and agreements and building the local capacity of African states to better respond to Africa's needs.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency