African Economic Conference 2018

On the occasion of the 13th African Economic Conference (AEC), African think-tanks, researchers, policy makers, public and private sector leaders as well as representatives of Regional Economic Organizations, convened to discuss “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development”.
The gathering comes just nine months after African leaders signed an agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the world’s biggest free trade agreement since the establishment of the World Trade Organization, an equally important milestone. The Conference also provided a platform for discussions to help ensure that the African Continental Free Trade Area becomes an instrument for promoting Africa’s inclusive development by supporting institutions and partnerships that pursue activities for African integration in all its aspects – economic social, cultural, environmental and political.
The event also featured the launch of the SDG Report (AfDB, ECA, UNDP) and the African Governance Report (ECA).
Dr. Chukwuka Onyekwena participated in this high-level meeting which was hosted in Kigali, Rwanda from 3 to 5 December, 2018.