African Development Bank organises conference in Sharm El-Sheikh

The Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh will host the 14th African Economic Conference on 2-4 December.

Jointly organised by the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, the conference will be held under the patronage of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Egypt was chosen as a host country after it succeeded in overcoming all the challenges it faced and achieved successes by implementing its economic reform programme, a statement issued by the three organisations said Thursday.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for African Youths.”

The conference seeks to bring together youth representatives, researchers, policy makers, and development practitioners from Africa and from around the world to discuss recent developments on the issues of jobs for youth, skills and entrepreneurship in Africa.

It will provide an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of ongoing reforms on addressing the youth skills gap in Africa and developing youths’ entrepreneurial capacities.

In addition, the conference will discuss the latest evidence and emerging challenges on youth jobs, skills and entrepreneurship in Africa to inform country strategies and identify evidence-based innovative and implementable policies.