ECA head praises Rwanda for “sailing through stormy weather” to attain transformation
19-12-2014 | 13:12:00
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa has said that countries that show resilience in transforming their economies cannot wait for “favourable winds”.
UNECA:Forum On African Statistical Development Convenes Ahead of Main Gathering of Experts
11-12-2014 | 13:00:00
The sixth Forum on African Statistical Development (FASDEV VI) opened in Tunisia Monday, as part of various preparatory events leading to this week's meetings of the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom-Africa) and Committee of Directors General (CoDG) of National Statistical Offices, which will be held jointly for the first time from 10-12 December in the capital of Tunisia.
ECA encourages youth entrepreneurship in Cameroon
24-11-2014 | 12:31:02
A total of ten young entrepreneurs in Cameroon are going into business this week thanks to collateral-free loans they won at the end of an entrepreneurship event that received the technical support of the Economic Commission for Africa.
African Minerals Development Centre signs collaboration agreement with Australian Institution
05-11-2014 | 12:53:34
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday held a ceremony to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Institution of Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) and the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC). Mark Sawers, Australian Ambassador to Ethiopia was a guest of honor to the ceremony.
Investing in people-centered innovation & technology essential to Africa's development
03-11-2014 | 14:27:00
Innovation and technology can serve as a springboard for economic transformation provided they are driven by people. This was the message put forward by partners and participants at the closing of the 9th Annual African Economic Conference (AEC), which ran from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa.
African Economic Conference to award outstanding scholarship
31-10-2014 | 13:24:00
The ninth edition of the annual African Economic Conference (AEC) will be held from 1-3 November on the theme, “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation” at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa.
ECA: Inauguration of New Office Facility in Addis Ababa signifies a more innovative UN
29-10-2014 | 12:03:00
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Economic Commission for Africa’s Carlos Lopes have hailed the opening of a new office in the ECA compound ...
Carlos Lopes to visit Ebola-affected countries
23-10-2014 | 10:58:00
Amidst the ongoing global efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopes ...