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Insight Into African Integration & Industrialization @ #UNCTAD14

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) speakers offered a plethora of insight at the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development #UNCTAD14, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17-22 July. ECA panelists talked about why extractive industries' policy should ensure their revenues are used to particularly "transform the lives of those in the local area where the extraction is taking place"; why regional integration among African countries grows innovation, which enhances competition, and how investing in STEM education is the key to developing that innovative capacity. Finally, ECA's executive secretary Carlos Lopes talked about boosting agricultural productivity and the transformational effect this has had on the Ethiopian economy. More about the ECA in this BRIEFING.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly, established in 1964 to promote trade, investment, and development in developing countries. Theme of #UNCTAD14: from decision to action: moving toward an inclusive and equitable global economic environment for trade and development

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Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), yesterday participated in a panel discussion on building economic resilience for the most vulnerable at the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development