The 2022 African Economic Conference, held on the theme, ‘Supporting Climate-smart Development in Africa,’ will bring stakeholders together to discuss the challenges posed by climate change, identify opportunities and strategies for adaptation and mitigation, draw lessons from successes, identify key strategies for finance mobilization, and draft an action plan to support the low-carbon and climate-resilient development of Africa.
Organized jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the conference aims to provide a platform for both established academics and young researchers to present their solutions-oriented research to policy- and decision makers on how to strengthen Africa’s response to climate change and its ripple effects. The objectives of the Conference include:
- promoting knowledge management as an important driver of policy dialogue, planning, and implementation;
- fostering dialogue among researchers, development practitioners, and policymakers;
- encouraging and enhancing research on African economic and policy issues by promoting evidence-based policymaking;
- providing an opportunity for young African researchers, Africans in the diaspora, and organizations to share their knowledge with policymakers; and
- serving as a platform for researchers, policymakers, and private sector operators to meet and have a consensus on regional and continental integration to accelerate Africa’s inclusive and sustainable development.
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dates: 9-11 December 2022
location: Port Louis, Mauritius