Africa’s chief negotiator sets goals for COP18, says peers’ mastery of key issues improving
  ECA Press Release 205/2012
Doha, Qatar, 28 November 2012 (ECA) - The Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), Mr. Dlamini Emmanauel, has expressed cautious optimism at the outcome of the ongo..
Experts review ECA's flagship report on value-addition
  ECA Press Release 204/2012
South Africa, 28 November 2012 (ECA) - About 25 experts from academia, industry, government and private sector today began a two-day meeting in Cape Town to review the Econ..
COP 18 opens in Doha, ECA gears up to support Africa’s participation
  ECA Press Release 203/2012
Doha, Qatar, 26 November 2012 (ECA) - The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) and the eighth meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 8) opened ..
ECA study says many peace negotiations do not address causes of conflicts
  ECA Press Release 202/2012
Harare, 23 November 2012 (ECA) - A study of peace accords in selected African countries has revealed that despite the attainment of peace in the long-run, many negotiations..
Long-term strategies required to address Africa's energy poverty, says ECA's Carlos Lopes
  ECA Press Release 201/2012
Addis Ababa, 16 November (ECA) - UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of of the Economic Commission forAfrica, Mr. Carlos Lopes, today called on Africa’s en..
UN success is measured on how many lives we change positively, says DSG Jan Eliasson
  ECA Press Release 199/2012
Addis Ababa, 15 November 2012 (ECA) - The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Jan Eliasson, today in Addis Ababa urged UN agencies and organizations working..
RCM-Africa pushes for an African Common Position on the post 2015 development agenda
  ECA Press Release 200/2012
Addis Ababa, 15 November 2012 (ECA) - The 13th Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) concluded two days of discussions among stakeholders with an Outcome..
Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa Concludes its 13th Session
  ECA Press Release 198/2012
Addis Ababa, 15 November 2012 (ECA) - The 13th Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 14-15 November 2012,..
African countries urged to join efforts in shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  ECA Press Release 197/2012
Addis Ababa, 14 November 2012 (ECA) – The 13th session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism kicked off today in Addis Ababa with a strong call to clearly identify Africa’..
Ethiopia to celebrate First African Road Safety Day
  ECA Press Release 195/2012
Addis Ababa,13 November 2012 (ECA) - The First African Road Safety Day will be celebrated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 18th 2012 jointly by the Government of Ethio..
Foreign investors mull potential partnerships and energy projects in Africa
  ECA Press Release 196/2012
Addis Ababa,14 November 2012 (ECA) - As the demand for power continues to grow, the projected worth of Africa’s renewable energy sector will increase to $57 billion by 20..
African Union calls for domestic financing to implement infrastructure projects
  ECA Press Release 194/2012
Addis Ababa, 13 November 2012 (ECA) - Ahead of the African energy ministers meeting opening later this week, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Elha..
Energy Ministers and investors address Africa’s need for renewable energies
  ECA Press Release 193/2012
Addis Ababa, 12 November (ECA) - A senior UN official has warned that unless bold and effective measures were taken now, half the African population would continue to live ..
Women can turn around Africa's poor trade performance, says ECA's Kyerematen
  ECA Press Release 191/2012
Addis Ababa, 8 November 2012 (ECA) – A continental conference on the theme, Mainstreaming Gender into Trade Policy will be held in Accra Ghana from 12- 14 November 2012 wi..
SADC eCommerce strategy approved by ICT Ministers
  ECA Press Release 2012
Balaclava, Mauritius, 8 November 2012 (ECA) - SADC Ministers responsible for Telecommunications, Postal and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) approved the SADC e..
New report says most elections provide “false veneer of legitimacy”; recommends steps to promote integrity
  ECA Press Release 188/2012
Addis Ababa, 5 November (ECA): Urgent national and international action is needed to protect and promote the integrity of elections, according to a new report by the high-l..
From protests to participation, youth call for more organized political engagement
  ECA Press Release 189/2012
Addis Ababa, 2 November 2012 (ECA) – Youth representatives and experts attending the International Conference on “Youth and Democratization in Africa: Lessons Learned and C..
Beyond uprisings, real change requires youth participation in governance and politics – Expert
  ECA Press Release 190/2012
Addis Ababa, 2 November 2012 (ECA) – In a continent marked by democratic transitions, youth should not be marginalized from critical political and decision-making processes..
Experts agree that the future of democracy in Africa depends on the youth
  ECA Press Release 186/2012
Addis Ababa, 01 November 2012 (ECA) - Experts at the International Conference on Youth and Democratization which kicked off in Addis Ababa today agreed that African youth a..
Expert says larger countries attract more FDI and suggests policy options for Africa
  ECA Press Release 184/2012
Kigali, Rwanda 1 November 2012 (ECA) – A key document circulated at the 7th African Economic Conference in Kigali explains how larger African countries tend to attract more..
Intra-African trade restrictions impact regional trade cooperation, Report says
  ECA Press Release 185/2012
Kigali, Rwanda 1 November 2012 (ECA) – Countries should correct systemic restrictions on the length of intra-African export relationships in order to deepen regional trade ..
Africa’s economic growth has not created enough jobs for youth, Experts say
  ECA Press Release 187/2012
Kigali, Rwanda, 1 November 2012 (ECA) –Experts meeting at the Kigali African Economic Conference called on African policy makers to improve productivity and youth job creat..
Foreign aid-dependency comes under scrutiny at Kigali African Economic Conference
  ECA Press Release 182/2012
Kigali, Rwanda, 31 October 2012 (ECA) - The issue of foreign aid dependency by African countries came under heavy scrutiny on the second day of the 7th African Economic Co..
Regional integration can boost FDI, experts at AEC say
  ECA Press Release 183/2012
Kigali , Rwanda, 31 October 2012 (ECA) – Experts at the ongoing African Economic Conference in Kigali today agreed that Africa would need to strengthen regional integrat..
Stakeholders adopt consensus statement on sustainable exploitation of Africa’s natural resources
  ECA Press Release
Addis Ababa, 25 October 2012 (ECA) - Over 800 participants attending the Eighth African Development Forum (ADF-VIII) on the theme, “Governing and Harnessing Natural Resources for Af..

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