Executive Secretary's Corner
Perceptions about Africa have changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Terms such as ‘Africa rising’, ‘hopeful continent’, ‘second fastest growing region’, etc. have been used to describe the economic growth performance achieved by the continent.
Statement by Prof Nnadozie at the HESPI conference on IGAD Economies
The importance of industrialization to Africa’s development cannot be overemphasized. In fact, Industrialization has been on Africa’s Development Agenda since the early eighties.
The theme of this year’s Summit, “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization” is not only a demonstration of the progress already achieved in the COMESA Region -, progress that has seen the Region successfully fight poverty and put itself on the path to sustainable development
Africa rightly has big ambitions for the future. Our continent is rich in both natural and human resources. We have a talented and energetic young population which, with the right support, can be a powerful motor for prosperity and progress.
Africa’s vulnerability to shocks from outside our continent is becoming more and more obvious. The collapse in commodity prices has sharply slowed growth in many countries.
In the last year, Africa has been through enormous challenges on economic, social and political levels.
Opening Remarks by Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie at the AUC ACBF Ministerial Roundtable, held at the UNECA Conference Centre in Addis Ababa on Sunday 3 April 2016.
Speech read by Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie, ACBF Executive Secretary at the launch of the 2015 Africa Capacity Report titled “Capacity Imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa”
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will