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African Economic Conference 2014

Innovation and technology can serve as a springboard for economic transformation. This was the message put forward by partners and participants at closing of this year’s African Economic Conference.

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Knowledge and innovation are on the agenda at the 2014 African Economic Conference, which opened Saturday in Addis Ababa.

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The theme for the 2014 African Economic Conference is Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation. How well Africa harnesses knowledge and innovation will shape its future and the fortunes of younger generations for many decades to come.

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  • Opening Ceremony
  • Launch of the MDG Report 2014

  • Role of research and innovation in enhancing productivity and competitiveness in Africa

  • AEC 2014 - Closing Press Release
  • Abdoulaye Seck and Rajlakshmi Dé, winners of "Best Paper"

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