Agenda 2012


12th International Economic Forum on Africa

4 October 2012
OECD Conference Centre
2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris


Promoting Youth Employment:
Making the Most of Africa’s Human Resources & Natural Wealth


Draft Agenda

This Forum is organised by the OECD Development Centre in partnership with the African Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the French government.

* to be confirmed


7:30-8:30    Registration

Opening of the 12th International Economic Forum on Africa

8:30-9:30    Opening Remarks:

-- Angel Gurría, Secretary General, OECD
-- Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

I. Towards a Job-creating Growth Strategy in Africa
    Facilitator: Richard Attias, Executive Chairman, Richard Attias & Associates

9:30-10:30    Economic diversification and job creation in Africa: What role for the State? And the private sector?

-- Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre
-- Amadou Kane, Minister of Economy & Finance, Senegal
-- Gaudentia  A. Kabaka, Minister for Labour and Employment, Tanzania
-- Jean Louis Billon, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sifca Group, Côte d’Ivoire
-- Arend van Wamelen, Principal Associate, McKinsey & Company, South Africa
-- Tiemoko Meyliet, Governor, Central Bank of West African States
-- Temitope Oshikoya, Senior Advisor to Global CEO, Ecobank Group

10:30-11:00    Questions & Answers

11:00-11:30    Coffee Break

II. For Better Trainings and Skills adapted to Africa’s Development needs
    Facilitator: Didier Acouetey, Chief Executive Officer, Afrisearch

11:30-12:30    What training and skills for the African labour market?

-- Pedro Conceicao, Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP
-- Arthème Séléagodji Ahoomey-Zunu, Prime Minister, Togo
-- Abdelwahab Maâtar, Minister of Employment and Professional Training, Tunisia
-- Jean-Christophe Kugler, Vice President, Chairman of Euromed-Africa Region, Renault,  
-- Barbara Ischinger, Director, Education Department, OECD
-- Paul Ginies, Managing Director, Foundation 2iE,Burkina Faso
-- Clare Woodcraft, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Foundation, Abu Dhabi

12:30-13:00    Questions & Answers

13:00-14:30    Lunch

III. Using Natural Resources for Development and Job Creation in Africa
    Facilitator: Jeroen de Lange, Former Member of Parliament, International Cooperation and Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

14:30-16:00    How to benefit from African natural resources to create more jobs and to generate a better socio-economic development?
-- Mthuli Ncube, Vice-president, Chief Economist, African Development Bank, Tunisia
-- Mike Hammah, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana
-- Brahim Al Khalil Hileou, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Chad
-- Richard Musukwa, Deputy Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development, Zambia
-- Amina Benkhadra, Director General, Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines,  (ONHYM), Morocco
-- Evelyn Oputu, Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Nigeria
-- Clare Short, Chair of the Board, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
-- Peter Eigen, Founder & Chairman of the Advisory Council, Transparency International

15:40-16:10  Questions & Answers

16:10-16:30  Coffee Break

16:30-17:45  Final Roundtable: Agenda for African Youth:

-- Arthème Séléagodji Ahoomey-Zunu, Prime Minister, Togo
-- Youssou N’dour, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Senegal
-- Young African Leader/Entrepreneur (tbc)*

Questions & Answers

17:30-18:00    Concluding remarks


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