21st International Economic Forum on Africa Friday, 10th June 2022 – 09.00 CEST

Africa’s transformation is taking place in a fast-changing and increasingly uncertain global environment. The continent is also changing fast. Demographic growth is bringing about rapid urban transitions, and increased needs for quality jobs, presenting unique challenges and opportunities for policymakers and investors. Efforts to reduce the continent’s dependence on raw material exports, advance productive transformation and increase investment and domestic resource mobilisation are also being challenged.

Where are the main economic opportunities for Africa’s youth and young entrepreneurs? How can Africa become the next investment frontier? How can the continent’s partnerships best support these endeavours in the new global context?

These topics are at the heart of the 21st edition of the International Economic Forum on Africa under the theme “Africa in the emerging global economic order”. It is taking place in the framework of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) “The Future We Want: Better Policies for the Next Generation and a Sustainable Transition”, chaired by Italy. This event is a joint effort of the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre, in partnership with the Agence Française de Développement,  the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.

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Further information, including a full agenda, is available on the Forum’s website.