2016 African Economic Conference (AEC) on Agro-Allied Industrialization

  • 02nd January 2017
  • by secretary
5-7 December 2016. Abuja, Nigeria. The theme for the 2016 African Economic Conference (AEC) “Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth”.

The AEC brought together policy-makers, researchers and development practitioners from Africa and from around the world to make strategic contributions for accelerating agro-allied industrial development.

The Conference provided an opportunity to assess the impact of current growth strategies in Africa;
focusing on the agricultural and industrial sector. In addition, the conference discussed successes, lessons learned and identify remaining gaps, challenges and emerging issues on the topic. It encompassed in-depth presentations of policy-oriented research by both established academics and emerging researchers from the continent and beyond who debated and recommended policy
options on how to accelerate Africa’s agricultural and industrial transformation.

Round-Table: The way forward to transforming Africa’s agriculture

  • Eric Maskin, Nobel laureate and Professor, Harvard University, USA Download presentation: Eric Maskin
  • H.E. Audu Innocent Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria
  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Abdalla Hamdok, Acting Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)