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Africa Forum 2015

Africa Beyond 2015

 Wednesday 9 September 2015 – Berlin, Germany

 Deutsche Telekom AG
Hauptstadtrepräsentanz
Französische Straße 33 a-c
10117 Berlin

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Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to strengthen to 4.5% in 2015 and 5% in 2016 after subdued expansion in 2013 (3.5%) and 2014 (3.9%). Alongside this solid growth outlook, the global and pan-African discussions provide the continent with an unprecedented opportunity to chart a more inclusive and sustainable growth agenda for the region. In the long-term, the stakes are high: transforming African economies, ending poverty, preserving the environment and ensuring well-being and prosperity.

The Africa Forum is the annual gathering where OECD and African policy makers, private sector representatives, academics and civil society leaders meet to debate the performance of African economies and the challenges ahead. Organised by the OECD Development Centre and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in collaboration with German Federal Foreign Office and in partnership with the African Union Commission, the 2015 edition will focus on Africa’s development agenda beyond 2015. It will do so in light of the debates on Sustainable Development Goals and Financing for Development, the impact of the continent’s future demographic development on its economic transformation, and the policy responses to climate change.

 

The debates benefited from the conclusions of the African Economic Outlook 2015 report, jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre, African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The publication is available at www.africaneconomicoutlook.org.

 

Expected speakers include (by alphabetical order):

 

  • Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Ethiopia
  • Kofi Annan, Former SG of the UN, President African Progress Panel, Chairman Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, France
  • Stefan Kapferer, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Horst Köhler, Former President of Germany, Member of High-Level Panel of eminent persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Germany
  • Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa
  • John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana
  • Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, AUC
  • Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Executive Secretary, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  • Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, President, Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Mario Pezzini, Director, Development Centre, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Jean Ravelonarivo, Prime Minister, Madagascar
  • Georg Schmidt, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
  • Lamia Zribi, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Tunisia

 

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