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Andrew Mold, Officer-in-Charge of the Office for Eastern Africa at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is here to help us envisage the region’s economy in the next decade and how initiatives like the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will shape it.
The theme of this year's African Economic Conference focuses on jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths. This was jointly organised by African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Hanan Morsy, Director for Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research at AfDB joins CNBC Africa to discuss the ways to build capacity development for African youths.
Vera Songwe, the Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of UNECA is confident that multilateralism will return to the global trade terrain in different forms, and that Africa will contribute a new framework.
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