The 7th African Economic Conference (AEC) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from October 30 to November 2, 2012 on the theme, "Fostering Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa in an Age of Global Uncertainty."
Hundreds of high-level participants including eminent academics, political leaders, representatives of international organizations, CEOs, civil society organizations and the media will participate in the event. This year's theme offers delegates the opportunity to debate Africa's inclusive growth and sustainable development agenda and the role of the AfDB Group in promoting development in times of global economic turmoil.
Delegates will take part in wide-ranging discussions, including the possibility of engineering people-oriented growth that enhances environmental protection, poverty reduction, the creation of jobs and investment opportunities.
Participants will also exchange views on how to strengthen Africa's economic institutions and build infrastructure to leverage economies of scale and integration.
The AEC is co-organized by the AfDB, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).