Deputy Executive Secretary Giovanie Biha, Deputy Executive Secretary Abdalla Hamdok, Counsellor Rina Kristmoen(Norwegian Embassy) and Eskandar Nega (UNECA)
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Norway Co-Chairs UNECA-Meeting with Deputy Executive Secretary Abdalla Hamdok
UNs Economic Commission for Africa continues to inform and shape policy choices and decisions of member states in transforming African economies and ending poverty, as one of the UN's five regional commissions. The meeting 22 September focused on the 6 month ECA Programme Performance Review, and highlighted how Agenda 2030 and 2063 can be operationalized in order for the Sustainable Development Goals to be met.
Special focus was given to the best practices in the programs that are co-financed by Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK and South-Korea where the demand driven and innovative outputs were highlighted. The program has nine subprograms aimed at allowing UNECA to specialize and focus on areas of comparative advantages in economic and social development.
In addition to the program-review, the meeting also elaborated on the upcoming Africa Development Forum, planned to take place from 15th to 17th November. The Tenth African Development Forum will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the theme, “Migration and Africa’s transformation”. The theme stems from the recognition of the central role of migration as an important enabler for inclusive and sustainable development premised on African-owned and African-driven developmental initiatives.