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UN Africa Industrialisation Day is 20th November. Our work on Africa


By dxw

Over 30 of the world’s 48 least developed countries are in Africa. 2010 is an important year for Africa and development work with the review of Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s).

Five years after the Commission for Africa Report, a Wilton Park conference addressed Millennium Development Goals (MDG) progress and the inter-relationships between governance, peace and security, demographics, China’s role in Africa and climate change. Key participants included Leonardo Santos Simao, Adebayo Adedeji, William Kalema, Anna Tibaijuka, Mary Chinery-Hesse, Hadeel Ibrahim and Susan Page.

Taking place immediately after the African Union summit, and the World Economic Forum (Davos), this event heard ‘hot-off-the-press’ thinking from the Africa Progress Panel. It also enabled speakers and participants to clarify their ideas and to feed into the policy discussions for the Canada G8 and G20 meetings in June, and to prepare input for the UN’s Review Conference on the Millennium Development Goals.

Sponsored by the UK Department for International Development, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Rockefeller Foundation.


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