[kehitysmaaliike-l] INVITATION: Seminar - 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<http://www.wider.unu.edu/AfDB-policy-seminar>
African Development Bank, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and UNU-WIDER 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, 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 and Kari Alanko, Deputy Director, MFA-Finland
15:35-16:00         Questions and answers
16:00-16:10         Concluding remarks - Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
Read more and register on the event page<http://www.wider.unu.edu/AfDB-policy-seminar>
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