High-Level Conference in Africa

Setting the scene for a sustainable development agenda powered by Data Revolution in Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are complying with two requests for action. The first request was made by the Seventh Joint AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 25 to 30 March 2014. The second request was by the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union, held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 20 to 27 June 2014. Both bodies passed resolutions requesting ECA, AfDB, AUC and UNDP to organize a high-level conference on the data revolution.