2022 African Economic Conference (AEC)
The 2022 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Development Programme will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius, from 9 to 11 December 2022.
Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered research, policy dialogue, and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of challenges facing Africa.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Supporting climate-smart development in Africa,” with a focus on the following four subthemes:
- Just energy transitions in African economies – moving from reliance on fossil fuels to clean energy resources; the appropriate energy mix for a financially and economically sustainable transition; policies and regulations that support the continent’s energy transition.
- Climate change and agriculture – climate change impacts on African livelihoods, particularly those of the rural population and farmers; adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector; modernization and private sector engagement for a sustainable agriculture sector; inclusion and inequalities in the context of climate change.
- Climate-smart industrialization of Africa – green industrial policies; efficient exploitation of natural resources for inclusive growth; maximizing the use of clean energy and green-production technologies while enhancing productivity.
- Climate-smart governance – inclusivity of financial and social policies around climate change, particularly for more vulnerable groups and fragile states; the relevance and responsiveness of climate change mitigation to the African landscape; the link between green financing and job creation for African women and youth.
Policy-oriented papers that are linked to the overall theme of the conference are of particular interest.
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