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ECA Chief Earns Honorary Doctorate for Dedication to Development

Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Development Studies by one of Ethiopia's leading institutions of higher learning, Hawassa University, in recognition of his leadership and intellectual contribution to Africa's development on the continent and beyond. More about the ECA in this BRIEFING.



(From Left) Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister, Ato Demeke Mekonene, conferring a honorary doctorate of Development Studies by one of Ethiopia's leading higher institution of learning, Hawassa University, on Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa, Carlos Lopes, in recognition of Lopes' leadership and intellectual contribution to Africa's development on the continent and beyond.

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Executive Secretary of the ECA Carlos Lopes was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Development Studies by one of Ethiopia's leading higher institutions of learning, Hawassa University. Also present at the ceremony were (Left) Arkebe Oqubay, Minister and Special Advisor to Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, and Ambassador Mohamed Idriss Farah of Djibouti.

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