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Private sector key to AfCFTA success and Africa’s recovery from COVID-19

Private sector key to AfCFTA success and Africa’s recovery from COVID-19

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can help drive the continent’s economic recovery from the deadly coronavirus pandemic and spur transformation, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Regional Integration and Trade Division Director, Stephen Karingi. In remarks during the 6th PIDA Week, the ECA Director said given that Africa does not have the fiscal space […]

AfCFTA Secretary General commends Africa’s business leaders for supporting game-changing trade pact

AfCFTA Secretary General commends Africa’s business leaders for supporting game-changing trade pact

Addis Ababa, 20 January 2021, ECA — The Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Mr. Wamkele Mene, today praised business leaders on the continent for their support, saying this was crucial for the success of the trade agreement. At a ceremony organized by Africa’s business leaders in Cairo to light a […]

ECA Executive Secretary urges Africa’s private and public sectors to cooperate for success of AfCFTA

ECA Executive Secretary urges Africa’s private and public sectors to cooperate for success of AfCFTA

 1 January, 2021 Addis Ababa, 1 January 2021 (ECA) – For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to deliver on its promises, the private and public sectors on the continent must work together, said the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Ms. Vera Songwe. At the virtual launch of trading on […]

ECA: 23 December 2020

ECA: 23 December 2020

Building a better post-COVID-19 world and accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda: Regional analysis and policy responses ECA Research and analysis Economic Report on Africa 2020: innovative finance for private sector development in Africa (Publication – December) News and press releases AfCFTA strategy to chart a path for lifting millions out of poverty in DRC […]

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

Washington, D.C.—The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) released the following statement after a virtual meeting of delegates representing African finance and development ministries, and the private creditor community to discuss the role of the private sector in supporting low-income countries through the COVID-19 crisis, and driving […]

Report on African Ministers of Finance Meeting: Emergency Request to the international Community on COVID-19 Response

Report on African Ministers of Finance Meeting: Emergency Request to the international Community on COVID-19 Response

Over 41 African countries are now hit with the Coronavirus. The numbers have gone from below 70 people affected ten days ago, to over 1,200 as of March 22, 2020. Recognizing the impact that the COVID-19 is having and is going to have on African economies, an African Ministers of Finance web conference hosted and […]

UN Deputy Chief highlights need for accelerated action for Africa to attain SDG & Agenda 2063 goals

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, February 25, 2020 (ECA) – The United Nations and the African Union need to do more to ensure all Africans see their futures in the sustainable development goals and the goals of Africa’s Agenda 2063, United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed said Tuesday. In remarks to the Sixth Africa Regional Forum […]

Use technology to help Africa achieve SDGs and not sow hate, UN’s Amina Mahommed tells youth

Use technology to help Africa achieve SDGs and not sow hate, UN’s Amina Mahommed tells youth

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, February 25, 2020 (ECA) – Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, on Monday interacted with hundreds of youth from across the African continent at a youth engagement event where she told them to use technology effectively to help the continent achieve the sustainable development goals and not to foster hate […]

Amina Mahommed hails AU-UN partnership in tackling Africa’s challenges

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 24 February 2020 (ECA) – United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, on Monday hailed the productive relationship between the UN and the African Union as the two institutions continue to work together to tackle challenges affecting the continent, among the poverty,unger, unemployment and conflict. In opening remarks to a special session […]

ECCAS salutes ECA’s contribution to regional integration in Central Africa

ECCAS salutes ECA’s contribution to regional integration in Central Africa

Addis Ababa/Yaounde, 11 February 2020 (ECA) – The Secretary-General of the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) – Mr Ahmad Allam-Mi has sounded a high note of satisfaction at the work of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in supporting regional integration in Central Africa since the founding of ECCAS in 1983. “On behalf […]

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