African Development Forum (ADF)

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1999, as an initiative led by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with African Union (AU) and African Development Bank (ADB). No activies reported after 2015.


Serve as a multi-stakeholder platform for debating, discussing and initiating concrete strategies for Africa's development.

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Serves as a platform for debating, discussing and initiating concrete strategies for Africa's development; connects African decision-makers with the best possible policy advice, informed by credible analytical work and the relevant experiences and views of 1,000 participants from Africa and the rest of the world; organizes African Development Forum (every 2 years), always in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Issues covered in previous fora: The Challenge to Africa of Globalization and the Information Age, 1999; AIDS - The Greatest Leadership Challenge, 2000; Defining Priorities for Regional Integration, 2002; Governance for a Progressing Africa, 2004; Youth and Leadership in the 21st Century, 2006.


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  • Development
    • Development

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