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Past AECs

Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges that Africa is facing.

Past themes of the African Economic Conference

AEC 2019 - Jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youth
2- 4 December, 2019 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
AEC 2018 - Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development
3-5 December, 2018, Kigali Mariott Hotel, Rwanda
AEC 2017 - Governance for structural transformation
4-6 December, 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
AEC 2016 - Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth
5-7 December, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria
AEC 2015 - Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda
2-4 November, 2015, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
AEC 2014 - Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation
1-3 November, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
AEC 2013 - Regional Integration in Africa
28-30 October, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa
AEC 2012 - Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Africa in an Age of Global Economic Uncertainty
30 October - 2 November, 2012, Kigali, Rwanda
AEC 2011 - Green Economy and Structural Transformation in Africa 
25-28 October, 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopa
AEC 2010 - Setting the Agenda for Africa’s Economic Recovery and Long Term Growth 
27-28 October 2010, Tunis, Tunisia
AEC 2009 - Fostering Development in an Era of Financial and Economic Crises
AEC 2008 - Globalization, Institutions and Economic Development of Africa
12-14 November 2008, Tunis, Tunisia
AEC 2007 - Opportunities and Challenges of Development for Africa in the Global Arena
15-17 November 2007, UN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
AEC 2006 - Accelerating Africa’s Development Five Years into the 21st Century.