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Launch of the African Development Dynamics 2019 and Domestic Resource Mobilization: fighting against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows reports

Launch of the African Development Dynamics 2019 and Domestic Resource Mobilization: fighting against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows reports

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November 05, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY
Side event to the 11th Private Sector Forum

5 November 2019

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

WHAT: Launch of two key economic reports of the African Union Commission
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)

WHEN: 5 November 2019
TIME: 09:00 am- 1:00 pm
WHERE: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Venue: Plenary Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar
Theme: Africa’s Development Dynamics: Achieving Productive Transformation
Domestic Resource Mobilization: Fighting against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)

WHO: This event is hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Economic Affairs in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCDE)

The High-Level Launch will be attended by the following personalities:

• H.E. Prof Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, AUC

• High Level Representatives of the Government of Madagascar

• Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) (tbc)

• Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO, AUDA-NEPAD (tbc)

• Mr. Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary General on Development

• Mr. Jean Louis Andriamifidy, Member of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (tbc)

• Hon. Janat Mukwaya, Minister of Gender Labour and Social Development, Republic of Uganda (tbc)

Participants: Participants will include: High-level invitees from the African Union Commission (Member States and Government Officials, Heads of delegations, Ambassadors), the Media, International and Regional Development organizations, Civil Society Organisations and academics.

Background Information:

This 2019 edition focuses on “Achieving Productive Transformation” in Africa. It proposes policies for building the organisational, productive and technological capabilities of Africa’s firms to perform at their best and diffuse those results throughout the rest of the economy for the benefit of society.

The African Union Commission (AUC) will also launch a new report titled Domestic Resource Mobilization: Fighting against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows. This publication contributes to the AUC’s efforts to raise awareness on the impacts of Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows on the continent.

The launch of the Africa’s Development Dynamics Report 2019 and Domestic Resource Mobilization: Fighting against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows publications, aims to fuel debate between High Level African Union Members State officials, African and international citizens and partners, business people and researchers. It also undertakes to bring an African contribution to fair and sustainable models of development, and to play a part in the development of a new kind of international co-operation more focused on mutual learning and the co-construction of public policies that improves the well-being of the population and the prosperity of the African continent.

Attached is the concept note and programme of the event.

Journalists are invited to cover the launching ceremony of the 2019 annual economic report on Africa’s Development Dynamics and Domestic Resource Mobilization: Fighting against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows Reports (IFFs).

For more information on the reports, please contact:
• Dr. Yeo Dossina¬ Department of Economic Affairs; Email: DossinaY@africa-union.org
• Ms. Djeinaba Kane¬ Department of Economic Affairs; Email: KaneD@africa-union.org

For one-on-one interview requests, please contact:

• Ms. Djeinaba Kane - AUC Department of Economic Affairs- E-mail: KaneD@africa-union.org
• Ms. Bochra Kriout- OECD Development Centre- Email: Bochra.kriout@oecd.org

For further information:

Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@african-union.org I Website: http://www.au.africa

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