The overarching objective of the thirty-third session of ICE is to review regulatory issues pertaining to the mandate and functioning of the SRO-CA, enable experts to discuss economic and social development issues in Central Africa and, particularly, the development of an industrial fabric in Central Africa as well as propose strategies for accelerating structural transformation of the economies of the sub-region.
The meeting also aims to take stock of the status of implementation of sub-regional, regional and international initiatives and make appropriate recommendations for inclusive and sustainable development in Central Africa. Another objective of the meeting is to review progress made in the implementation of ECA/SRO-CA’s 2016 programme of work and provide directions for the implementation of the Office’s 2017 programme.
Participants will listen to presentations on the theme of the ICE and consider the following documents: (i) report on the socio-economic situation in Central Africa; (ii) ECA/SRO-CA activity report for 2016 and 2017 programme of work; (iii) annual progress report on regional and international programmes and other specific initiatives in the sub-region; (iv) annual report on sub-regional initiatives devoted to roaming this year; and (v) 2017 edition of the Economic Report on Africa.
The ICE meeting will also afford the opportunity to present the conclusions of the events organized recently by ECA.
Experts to brainstorm on growth strategies for Central Africa
Yaoundé, 23 June 2017