[kehitysmaaliike-l] Seminar invitation: Unlocking Africa's development potential, 9 June

Keränen, Elli elli at wider.unu.edu
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INVITATION
Seminar
​Unlocking Africa's development potential - how to translate economic growth into development goals






Time: 13:30 – 16:10
Date: Thursday, 9 June 2016
Venue: House of Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki
Read more and register on the event page<https://www.wider.unu.edu/AfDB-policy-seminar>



African Development Bank<http://www.afdb.org/>, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland<http://formin.fi/public/default.aspx?culture=en-US&contentlan=2>, and UNU-WIDER<http://www.wider.unu.edu/> cordially invite you to a seminar discussion 'Unlocking Africa's development potential - how to translate economic growth into development goals’.

Africa's economic progress over the past decade has been impressive. Currently, the continent is entering a crucial time for its transformation toward inclusive and sustainable development.
During the seminar it will be discussed how economic growth can be maintained and translated into achieving crucial development goals? The new President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina<http://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/organisational-structure/presidents-corner/>, will outline the five development priorities, the so-called High 5, he believes are key in unlocking the economic potential of African countries:

  *   Light Up and Power Africa
  *   Feed Africa
  *   Industrialize Africa
  *   Integrate Africa
  *   Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa

Finn Tarp, Director of the Helsinki based research institute UNU-WIDER, will provide commentary based on recent research evidence and Kari Alanko, from the MFA-Finland's Department for Africa and the Middle East, will bring a policy point of view to the discussion. The event will be chaired by Tony Addison, Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER.

Programme
13:30-14:00

Registration and coffee

14:00-14:05

Welcome and introduction
Tony Addison, Chief Economist and Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER

14:05-14:15

Opening words
Elina Kalkku, Under-Secretary of State, MFA-Finland

14:15-14:25

Introducing AfDB
Heikki Tuunanen, Executive Director, AfDB

14:25-15:05

Presentation on AfDB's role in Africa
Akinwumi Adesina, President of the AfDB

15:05-15:35

Comments
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
Kari Alanko, Deputy Director, MFA-Finland

15:35-16:00

Questions and answers

16:00-16:10

Concluding remarks
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER




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