Africa Industrialisation Day 2014edit
Africa Industrialization Day, established in 1990, is the day on which a large number of African governments and organisations gather to examine various different ways to stimulate the industrialisation process in Africa. Celebrated annually on 20 November, the day is marked across Africa and around the world by special seminars, meetings and a host of other events.
African infrastructure projects: driving momentum, delivering jobs and improving livelihoods
Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 March 2015
Industrialisation in Africa is gradually increasing; for example the Doula Infrastructure Project in Cameroon, Ethiopia’s strides in rail transformation, and the Lamu Port and Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project. The continent however it is still significantly behind many other parts of the world. This has an impact on Africa’s development and its ability to interact on a global level. On AI Day, an effort is made to bring together the leaders of as many African countries as possible to strive toward common goals for the benefit of industrialisation in Africa as a whole.
Wilton Park is working to facilitate and support those goals in its activities, and in a very concrete sense with the announcement of our event on African infrastructure projects; driving momentum, delivering jobs and improving livelihoods. As with AI Day itself, this will see key figures in the industrialisation of Sub-Saharan Africa come together to speak frankly on the current state of African infrastructure, a subject that considerably exercises the African Union, and work toward common commitments to forge a more effective way forward.