Niamey, Niger, 11 September 2017 (ECA) - The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Giovanie Biha, arrived in Niger today for a three-day visit.
During her visit, Ms. Biha will meet with top government officials to discuss matters of common interest.
The Deputy Executive Secretary will take advantage of her presence in Niamey and participate in the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Conflict and Development in the Sahel Region, which the ECA and the Government of Niger are co-organising. The dialogue takes place from September 13 to 14, 2017.
Ms. Biha is accompanied, for this mission, by the Director of the ECA Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, Dimitri Sanga.
Created in 1958, the ECA is one of the five Regional Commissions under the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
As a UN regional body in Africa, the ECA, whose headquarters are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has a mandate to support the economic and social development of its Member-States, including promoting regional integration and international cooperation for the development of Africa.
The Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, based in Niamey, Niger, covers 15 ECOWAS Member-States, namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The office provides support to Niger in areas such as formulating and implementing its Economic and Social Development Plan (ESDP), improving the production and use of statistics to support the formulation of policies, gender questions, land issues and others.
For more information, contact:
Tahirou Gouro, Communication Officer, ECA-SRO/WA,
Mob.: +227 90 99 99 39, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sub-Regional Office for West Africa
428 Avenue du Fleuve Niger
P.O. Box: 744
Tel.: (+227) 20 722961
Fax: (+227) 20 722894