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Economic Affairs


H.E. Victor Harison

H.E. Victor Harison, from Madagascar, was elected the new Commissioner for Economic Affairs of the African Union Commission. H.E. Harison is a Professor with over thirty-four (34) years of experience in academia, with specialty in Mathematics, Project Management, Business Ethics and Leadership from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.


The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) promotes the work of the AU in the area of economic integration and private sector development and engagement.

Promote African regional integration.

Responsible to promote policies and programs

Implements programs that aim to create strategic partnerships with the private sector.

Improve the production of high quality and harmonized statistics.


November 08, 2019

The 11th edition of the African Private Sector Forum opened in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019.

November 05, 2019

Antananarivo, Madagascar, 5 November 2019- On the sidelines of the 11th Edition of the African Private Sector Forum,

October 17, 2019

Lusaka, Zambia 17th October 2019: African Union Ministers responsible for Civil Registration converged in Lusaka, Zam

Reforms in management of financial resources in Africa are inevitable.
October 14, 2019

The Public Financial Management Forum 2019 has kicked off at the African Union (AU) headquarters, in what is expected to be the largest gathering aimed at enhancing management of financial resources.

October 14, 2019

The Senior Official Session of the Fifth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration, commenced under the theme of “Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Foundation for Legal Identity Management”, today 14th Oct 2019, at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia.

African Union Commission rolls out a tool for evaluating African regional integration agenda
September 20, 2019

Lusaka, Zambia, 20, September, 2019; For several decades, integration has been recognized as a critical component for

11th African Private Sector Forum
November 06, 2019 to November 08, 2019

Theme: “Transforming African economies through private sector mobilization and capitalization of experiences from other regions of the world”

November 05, 2019

1. The 2019 Africa’s Development Dynamics in collaboration with OCDE;
2. The Domestic Resource Mobilization: a Fight against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)

Building Capacity in Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Youth and Women Empowerment
November 03, 2019 to November 05, 2019

Theme: “Empowering women and youth with Modern self-employability and creative entrepreneurial skills”

October 14, 2019 to October 18, 2019

Theme: “Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Foundation for Legal Identity Management”

TICAD7: High Level Dialogue on Africa's Development Dynamics - Achieving Productive Transformation
August 29, 2019

WHAT:     High Level Policy Dialogue on Productive Transformation

Commemoration of Africa Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day
August 10, 2019

“Birth Certificate for All: Fundamental for Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Inclusion”