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Held on the eve of the European Development Days, this high-level conference will look at the challenges and opportunities Africa must grapple with to ensure resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth. The continent is home to seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world, but its continued growth and development still faces many challenges. With over two thirds of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and half of Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCS) situated on the continent, breaking the vicious circle of poverty and conflict is vital to ensuring a more prosperous future for millions of Africans. In addition, with more than half of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, urbanisation is key to growth and development in Africa; whilst rural development will be central to the quantum leap in the rate of progress required for LDCs to achieve the SDGs.
With some of Africa’s top politicians and decision-makers in attendance, we will be debating ways of further re-energising the region’s growth and development.
The registration for this event will close on 1 June.