Theme: “Developing Capacity for Africa’s Economic and Social Transformation”
Date: 2-6 May 2016
Venue : Harare International Conference Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe
Africa has enjoyed a sustained growth over the past 15 years. However, this growth has neither been inclusive enough to lead to significant poverty reduction nor has it created decent jobs for youth. The continent therefore requires sustainable capacity to implement the transformative vision it has defined for itself, AU Agenda 2063, as well as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals shaped in September 2015.
The Third Pan-African Capacity Development Forum (CDF3) will provide a unique opportunity for African development stakeholders to analyse capacity development challenges to the continent’s socio-economic transformation and unveil the capacities required:
- In government to accelerate economic reforms and the development of the private sector leading to the creation of decent jobs for Africa’s youth;
- In the private sector to inculcate to governments the values of effectiveness and service delivery;
- In the civil society to effectively engage governments and the private sector towards an accountable industrialization which is respectful of the people and the environment.
The Forum will gather Heads of State and Government, high-level African and international country delegations, African and non-African resource persons, national and international organizations, as well as representatives of the public sector, private sector and civil society organizations.
The world needs a strong Africa and a strong Africa needs sustainable capacity