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Draft Agenda – International Economic Forum on Africa 2013
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