CIDO and the UNOHCHR held a joint Continental Symposium on the Decade for People of African Descent in Accra, Ghana.

September 18, 2018 to September 20, 2018

18 – 20 September 2018 – Accra, Ghana – The directorate of the Citizens and Diaspora organizations (CIDO) of the African Union Commission and the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR met in Accra, Ghana alongside a number of Member states, Civil society organizations and Diaspora organizations, to celebrate the Decade for People of African Descent.

African Union set to launch the Gender and Development Initiative for Africa

November 13, 2017

The African Union will tomorrow, 14th November 2017 launch the Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA). Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E Kwesi Quartey will join the President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, who is also the Chairperson of the African Union’s Committee on Gender and Development, in the launch of the Initiative under the theme “Africa women as leaders in business and politics”. The launch will take place in Accra, Ghana.

Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) Week 2017

Accra hosts Fourth Conference for African Economists

November 16, 2015

Accra, Ghana 16 November 2015 - “Industrial Policy and Economic Performance in Africa” was at the center of discussion of the Fourth Congress of African Economists that kicked off on 16 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana, bringing together economists from the five regions of Africa and the Diaspora, to exchange views on how to strengthen and encourage research on economic and policy issues related to the structural transformation and development of the African continent within the framework of the AU Agenda 20163.

Statement Delivered by Ambassador Albert M. Muchanga, African Union Comissioner for Trade and Industry at The 2017 African Prosperity Conference Held From September 12-13, 2017, In Accra, Ghana

Your Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana;
Honorable Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of 

Nana Dr. Appigaei Dankawasso, President of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce 
and Industry, and the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry; 

Dr. David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Center of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission;
Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Airlines Corporation;

October 02, 2017

African Trade Union Organizations debating Agenda 2063, migration and development during the 7th African Union- OATUU Partnership Forum

December 01, 2016


30 November-1st December, 2016 Accra, Ghana; Gathered under the Partnership Forum of African Union-Organization of African Trade Union Unity (AU-OATUU), Trade Union Organizations met in Accra, Ghana from 30 November-1st December 2016. The Partnership Forum has drawn participation of various labour organizations from the five regions of the continent under the umbrella of AU-OATUU, to situate themselves within the ongoing prosecution of the AU Agenda 2063 as well as other continental action plans including those on migration.

CIDO Holds Technical Workshop to Fast-Track Implementation of Encyclopaedia Africana Project

October 26, 2016

Akosombo, Ghana – 27 October 2016. The Citizens and Diaspora Directorate of the African Union Commission (CIDO), in partnership with the Encyclopaedia Africana Project Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, have completed a technical workshop aimed at revitalizing the implementation of the Encyclopaedia Africana within the framework of the First 10-Year Implementation Plan of the AU Agenda 2063.


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