WHAT:African Economic Conference 2020: Africa beyond COVID-19: acceleration towards inclusive sustainable development
WHO:Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The African Development Bank (AfDB)
WHEN:8 -10 December 2020
WHERE:Virtual conference

The 2020 edition of the African Economic Conference, jointly organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be held virtually from 8 to 10 December 2020.

The theme of this year’s conference is: “Africa beyond COVID-19: accelerating towards inclusive sustainable development. The conference will bring together various stakeholders, including policymakers and researchers, to examine the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 and measures to mitigate and recover from the pandemic.

In particular, the conference will focus on how African countries can build resilience and be better prepared to deal with future shocks. It will offer best practices from Africa and elsewhere, on how African economies can accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the aspirations of Agenda 2063.

For further information, please refer to the conference website:  https://aec.afdb.org/

To attend the conference, please register at the following link:

https://events.uneca.org/registration/register?eventId=a8012202-812d-eb11-80e5-0050569360fe

Press conference

A press conference with the principals of the 3 organizations will take place on Tuesday 8 December at 1.05 pm GMT

To register for the press conference:  Click here

Guests are also invited to join the conference by clicking on the following live stream links:

Day 1: Opening Ceremony, 8 December 2020, GMT 11.00 to 11.45

Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/488015001
YouTube       https://youtu.be/M5ITDznnSdk
Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/AfDBGroup
YouTube Channel           https://www.youtube.com/c/AfDBGroup/
AfDB TV  Android              https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.afdbtv
IoS https://apps.apple.com/us/app/afdb-tv/id1500047879?ls=1

Plenary Session 1:  High-level panel on Africa beyond COVID-19: How to move towards inclusive and sustainable development? (AfDB, UNECA, and UNDP), 8 December 2020, GMT 11.45 to 13.00

Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/488024289
YouTube  https://youtu.be/KgoJA1Cppww
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AfDBGroup
YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/AfDBGroup/
AfDB TV  Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.afdbtv
IoShttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/afdb-tv/id1500047879?ls=1

Day 3:  Presentation of best of paper – overall and youth, 10 December, GMT 15:15 to 15:30

Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/488027639
YouTubehttps://youtu.be/XupbkRTr01Q
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AfDBGroup
YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/AfDBGroup/
AfDB TV  Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.afdbtv
IoShttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/afdb-tv/id1500047879?ls=1

Closing ceremony/remarks, 10 December, GMT 15.30 to 16:00

Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/488029913
YouTubehttps://youtu.be/YFDZEA2J6HY
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AfDBGroup
YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/AfDBGroup/
AfDB TV  Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.afdbtv
IoShttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/afdb-tv/id1500047879?ls=1

Language:   The conference will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.

Source African Development Bank Group

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