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Improved Agro-Industrial Policy to Harness AfCFTA Potential

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28 September 2020

Overview

The AUC, AUDA-NEPAD and IDEP have launched an online course on Industrial Policy that will be undertaken from 28 September – 30 October 2020.

The aim of the course is to contribute to strengthening capacity at the national and regional levels for effective design and implementation of policy catalysing accelerated growth in the continent’s agro-industry in support of the AfCFTA ambitions for inclusive, sustained economic development.

The course will address the policy concerns as expressed by most African governments, which include, among others, improving agricultural output and productivity, nurturing the linkages between agriculture and the industry sector in particular, without leaving behind other economic sectors, increasing national food security, combating poverty, expanding employment, promoting environmental sustainability, and enhancing sustainable rural livelihoods, including gender equality.

AUC, AUDA-NEPAD and IDEP strongly encourage and support the participation of suitably qualified female officials in its capacity development and training programmes.

The course will be offered in English and French. Further details can be obtained from IDEP Training and ResearchDivision:

Tel: +221 33 829 55 00 Email: ECA-IDEP-TS@un.org