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Task force meeting on Committee of African Registrars General set for Victoria Falls

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:13

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, October 16, 2017 (ECA) – A task force meeting on the establishment of the Committee of African Registrars General begins Tuesday in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Speaking ahead of the four-day meeting, Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), said the establishment of an intergovernmental body to change the civil registration and vital statistics landscape in Africa will have many benefits.

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Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting to Review a Study on Innovative Approaches to Financing the SDGs in Africa

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:22

The Macroeconomic Policy Division of the ECA is convening an Expert’s Meeting to review the draft Report on “Innovative Approaches to Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa”.

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Africa Week to showcase the Continent’s advancements and achievements

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:04

New York, 15 October 2017 (ECA) - The annual Africa Week kicks off today on the margins of the General Assembly Debate on Africa’s development to showcase the Continent’s continuous advancements and achievements with respect to social, economic, political and environmental development.

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Africa’s future is in your hands, Biha tells ECA’s 2017-18 young fellows

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:34

Addis Ababa, 13 October 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa on Friday officially welcomed some 30 young fellows for the 2017-2018 cohort as the organization seeks to help build a critical mass of young African thinkers and experts who can contribute to the designing, implementation and monitoring of policies that can help transform the continent’s economies.

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Designing the right policies for private sector engagement is good for inclusive growth – says ECA Chief

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:43

Washington DC, 12 October 2017 (ECA) - The ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe has stressed the need for countries to create favorable policy environments and transparent investment frameworks to allow the private sector to participate and contribute meaningfully to the achievement of the Sustainable development goals the African Agenda 2063. Participating in a panel discussion at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF this week, Ms.

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Strengthening African Regional Geoprocessing Centres with a Relational and Spatial Database

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:18

Addis Ababa, 11 October 2017 (ECA) – An African Minerals Development Centre-led (AMDC) initiative for strengthening African regional geoprocessing centres with a relational and spatial database will take place on 13 October 2017 at the UN Conference Centre.

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ECA fully engaged in responding to challenges facing Africa, says Biha

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:11

Addis Ababa, 11 October 2017 (ECA) – The second session of the Committee on Gender and Social Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa opened in Addis Ababa Wednesday with ECA Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, challenging participants to come up with ways on how the continent can best integrate inclusive gender and social policies in national plans and budgets.

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US withdrawal from Paris Agreement will impact developing nations, says ECA’s Murombedzi

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:26

Addis Ababa, 11 October 2017 (ECA) – The withdrawal of the United States from Paris Agreement will have massive implications on US support to the financing of climate actions in the developing world, says James Murombedzi, Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

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Expert Group Meeting onIntegrating Urbanization in National Development Planning for Inclusive Cities

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:58




CONTACT: Semia Solange Guermas de Tapia, Social Affairs Officer, Urbanization Section, Social Development Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa



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Optimize opportunities presented by urbanization, ECA official tells African policymakers

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:41

Addis Ababa, 9 October 2017 (ECA) – Urbanization can play an immense role in the economic and social transformation of Africa hence the need for the continent to harness the phenomenon for a long-term inclusive and sustainable vision and goals by unleashing the potential of cities to be drivers of local, regional and national level economic and social development.

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