Why do countries endowed with mineral resources grow less than non-resource rich countries?
  Kigali, 22 December 2011 (ECA) - Despite their considerable endowment in mineral resources, most African countries have unfortunately succumbed to the paradox of mineral wealth and human poverty.
Private sector in Southern Africa tackles Tripartite Free Trade Area
  ECA Press Release No. 162/2011
Lusaka, 20 December (ECA) - Private Sector representatives met in Johannesburg from 15-16 December at a forum to discuss experiences of doing business in the Tripartite..
Janneh gets Africa’s economic icon award, recognised for leadership in peace building
  ECA Press Release No. 163/2011
Addis Ababa, 19 December 2011 (ECA) - The United Nations Under-Secretary General and the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Abdoulie Jann..
Ministers adopt forward-looking declaration to take the African Mining Vision into Action
  ECA Press Release No. 159/2011
Addis Ababa, 15 December 2011 (ECA) - African Union Ministers at the 2nd African Union Conference on a Sustainable Future for Africa’s Extractive Industry today adopted..
AU urges Ministers to adopt effective mineral management policies to attain sustainable development
  ECA Press Release No. 158/2011
Addis Ababa, 15 December 2011 (ECA) - The African Union (AU) has called on African Ministers responsible for mining to "adopt effective mineral management policies and ..
First Science Congress opens in Ethiopia
  ECA Press Release No. 157/2011
Addis Ababa, 15 December 2011 (ECA) - The first Science Congress of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences opened today in Addis Ababa to assess the overall status of scienc..
Take advantage of Africa’s rise, invest in the continent, Janneh tells Japanese industrialists
  ECA Press Release No. 160/2011
Tokyo, Japan , 15 December 2011 (ECA) - The United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, h..
Janneh proposes six areas for Japanese assistance to Africa
  ECA Press Release No. 161/2011
Tokyo, Japan , 15 December 2011 (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa today outlined six key areas in which Japan could focus their i..
Mining Conference to launch major report on Minerals and Development
  ECA Press Release No. 156/2011
Addis Ababa, 13 December, 2011 (ECA) - On the sidelines of the on-going Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development, jointly organised by the ..
Mining Conference gets underway on minerals for Africa’s growth and development
  ECA Press Release No. 155/2011
Addis Ababa, 13 December, 2011 (ECA) - The Second African Union (AU) Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development under the theme ‘Building sus..
AU and ECA mark International Anti-corruption Day in Dakar, Senegal
  ECA Press Release No. 154/2011
Addis Ababa, 13 December, 2011 (ECA) - The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC) and the Governance and Public Administration Division of the Economic Comm..
African Mining Ministers to meet on implementing their Vision
  ECA Press Release No. 153/2011
Addis Ababa, 9 December, 2011-The 2nd African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development will be held in Addis Ababa from December 12-1..
Parties, observers hail Africa Day event at COP17
  ECA Press Release No. 152/2011
Durban, South Africa 8 December 2011 (ECA) – Parties and observers today hailed the Africa Day event at the Durban climate change conference (COP17) as one of the most ..
Framework to measure government ICT-based service delivery adopted in Mauritius
  ECA Press Release No. 150/2011
Mauritius, 08 December 2011- The Partnership for Measuring Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development has adopted today in Mauritius, a Framework Do..
AU Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development to meet in Addis Ababa
  ECA Press Release No. 149/2011
Addis Ababa, 7 December 2011 (ECA) - The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission and the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the United ..
Janneh calls for innovative financing to harness internal resources for climate change
  ECA Press Release No. 151/2011
Durban, South Africa 7, December 2011 (ECA) – The United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic r for Africa, Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, t..
Africa can increase food yield despite climate change challenges, says ECA's Dione
  ECA Press Release No. 147/2011
Durban, South Africa, 6 December (ECA): Africa has what it takes to quadruple food productions from area expansion and yield increase inspite of challenges posed by cli..
Stakeholders propose actions to promote access to information and knowledge through ICT localization in Africa
  ECA Press Release No. 146/2011
Addis Ababa 5 December 5, 2011 -The third Action Week for Global Information Sharing (AGIS 2011) ended on 2 December with concrete recommendations aimed at promoting IC..
Green growth movement gains new grounds at COP17
  ECA Press Release No. 148/2011
Durban, South Africa 5 December 2011 (ECA) – The green growth concept today gained new grounds as one of the overarching development paradigms at the Durban climate cha..
African Group Calls for More CDM Projects
  Durban, South Africa 01 December 2011 (ECA) - The African Group has called for more clean development mechanism (CDM) projects to be undertaken in Africa to change the current bias towards emerging ma..
Informal consultations on Green Climate Fund underway at COP17
  Durban, South Africa 1 December 2011 (ECA) - The President of COP 17, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Wednesday launched informal, transparent and inclusive consultations with Parties on the establishme..
Conference opens on use of more languages for better access to information
  ECA Press Release No. 145/2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1 December 2011 – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) welcomed participants from across the globe to the Third Action for Glob..

   
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