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ECA plays leading role in Africa’s fight against climate change

ECA plays leading role in Africa’s fight against climate change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 19, 2021 (ECA) The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with sister United Nations agencies, bilateral and multilateral partners to align global climate goals to the continent’s action agenda. At the forefront of enhancing national, regional, and continental climate adaptation preparedness and response efforts is Africa’s lead climate think-tank, the […]

Gabon launches technical training hub to revolutionise skills for economic diversification

Gabon launches technical training hub to revolutionise skills for economic diversification

Yaounde, 16 April 2021 (ECA) –In an unprecedented move to match local skills with the urgent needs of economic diversification, President Ali Bongo of the Republic of Gabon has launched the International Multisectoral Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CIMFEP, in French), in Nkok, near Libreville, in consonance with ECA’s prescription for a revolution in the […]

ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 20/15 April 2021

Research and analysis North Africa and the challenges of the Covid-19 era (Publication) A Harmonized Implementation Framework for the New Urban Agenda in Africa  (Publication) News and press releases ECA stands ready to accelerate cooperation and technical support to member States (Press release – 12 April) The ECA in West Africa assesses implementation of its 23rd ICE […]

The ECA in West Africa assesses implementation of its 23rd ICE recommendations and prepares for organization of the 24th session

The ECA in West Africa assesses implementation of its 23rd ICE recommendations and prepares for organization of the 24th session

Niamey (Niger), April 12, 2020 –   The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), through its Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, organized a virtual meeting on Friday with the Bureau of the Twenty-Third Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts and Senior Officers (ICE) for West Africa. This meeting, which is part of the sustained […]

National AfCFTA Implementation Strategy to boost Kenyan trade and investment

National AfCFTA Implementation Strategy to boost Kenyan trade and investment

Mombasa, 01 April 2021 – Kenya’s Ministry for Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), reviewed and finalized the country’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) National Implementation Strategy, a blueprint to enable the country to tap into the opportunities provided by the agreement. The finalization of […]

ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 19/1 April 2021

Research and analysis Waving or drowning? The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on East African trade (Publication) Progress in the implementation of the priority areas of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) (Publication) News and press releases Africa Signs Historic Agreement with Johnson & Johnson […]

Africa Signs Historic Agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 400 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Africa Signs Historic Agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 400 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

29 March 2021 — In a historic COVID-19 vaccine procurement Agreement signed on 28 March 2021, all African Union Member States, through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) set up in November 2020 under the African Union chairmanship of H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, will have access to 220 million doses of […]

Africa’s sustainable industrialization and diversification in the digital era and in the context of COVID-19

Africa’s sustainable industrialization and diversification in the digital era and in the context of COVID-19

Addis Ababa, 21 March 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has presented its Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2020: Industrializing in the digital age at a side event of the UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development. The event provided the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the challenges and […]

African Finance Ministers’ meeting opens with focus on Special Drawing Rights, digitalization & diversification

African Finance Ministers’ meeting opens with focus on Special Drawing Rights, digitalization & diversification

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 23, 2021 (ECA) – The fifty-third session of the Conference of African Finance Ministers (COM) opened in Addis Ababa with strong statements from high-level leaders, among them, the Prime Ministers of Ethiopia and Barbados, Abiy Ahmed, and Mia Motley respectively, commending Friday’s move by the world’s seven largest advanced economies to support the expansion of the IMF’s […]

All set for the 2021 Conference of Ministers

All set for the 2021 Conference of Ministers

Addis Ababa, 16 March 2021 (ECA) – The 53rd Session of the Commission and 2021 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held from Wednesday, 17 March 2021 to Tuesday, 23 March 2021, under the theme: Africa’s Sustainable Industrialization and Diversification in the Digital Era in the Context of COVID-19. This year’s theme […]

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