During the 33rd session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for Central Africa which took place in Douala – Cameroon in October 2017, policy makers and a wide range of actors adopted the Douala Consensus, which is a clarion call for the rapid diversification, especially through the industrialization, of economies of countries across Central Africa. The Consensus calls for a conscious broadening of development finance partnerships model that go beyond ‘resources for infrastructure’ to take into consideration ‘resources for industrialization.’ This paradigm-shift to accelerate Central Africa’s development, will be the object of serious debates at the 34th ICE session in order to develop clear guides for raising crucial funds for the development of Central Africa’s industrial architecture – one that would speed the region’s sustainable development.
Animated Video on the Douala Consensus – English Version
Animated Video on the Douala Consensus – Spanish Version
Animated Video on the Douala Consensus – French Version
Made in Central Africa: from a vicious to a virtuous cirlce (French version for now; Enlgish version to be out soon)