About forty countries working for emergence as well as about twenty institutions and heads of States are expected from 18th to 20th March at the first international conference on the emergence of Africa that will be held in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan.
The announcement was jointly made on Thursday by Ivorian Minister planning and development, Albert Toikeusse Mabri (photo) and the resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ivory Coast, Babacar Cissé, during a press conference.
The high-level meeting that will also get the participation of 300 experts will be centered on problems related to infrastructures, economy and human development.
For Mr. Mabri, “it will be a matter of stimulating the debate and the exchanges on the problem of emergence and dynamics that allowed the economic and social changes occurred in the emergent countries“.
In his speech, he hammered on the participation of the “private sector, job supplier and instrument of a steady including growth“.
“Africa can be inspired by China that managed to bring 500 million people out of poverty“, added Boubacar Cissé for his part, specifying that it “is not a matter of replying what China has done, but adapting it to our context“.
“Every country in its capacities, its resources and its constraints“, he added by talking of the maturity dates every country should set itself in order to become emergent.
The Minister Mabri reassured that Ivory Coast will make every effort for the success of this conference, this, with the support of the African Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank.
Original text by: Blaise AKAME