Draft Agenda – International Economic Forum on Africa 2013


Keynote speech

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Macky Sall, President, Republic of Senegal

Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)


Session 1: Growth, natural resources and economic diversification in Africa

What is the global economic outlook on Africa? What opportunities arise from natural resources wealth and should avail economic transformation and sustainable and inclusive development?


Session 2: The future of energy resources in Africa

Special roundtable with the private sector

What are the opportunities and needs? What measures the governments can promote to ensure transparency and environmental protection? How can governments and multinationals support the development of local suppliers, improving value-added activities in the overall private sector?


Session3: Structural transformation for a better integration in regional and global value chains

What is the role of the agricultural sector in structural transformation and what are the implications for the broader economy? What policies can effectively accelerate the integration of African firms into regional and global markets and value chains?


Keynote closing speech

Tony O. Elumelu*, Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited

Desmond Tutu*, Archbishop Emeritus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1984), South Africa

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma*, Chairperson, African Union Commission

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Wrap-up by Mario Pezzini, Director of the Development Centre, OECD


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