The transformation of Africa’s socio-economic status is one that leaders of three key continental-based institutions have been brainstorming.
The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Carlos Lopes, met to discuss the challenges, opportunities and priorities facing Africa over the next 50 years.
They also talked about how best to coordinate efforts in supporting the continent’s socio-economic transformation.
Their meeting took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 11 and 12, 2013, the AfDB says.
The three recognized the progress the continent has made, and committed to further supporting an African led socio-economic transformation guided by the experience of the last 50 years.
The heads indicated the need for a “paradigm shift” and a change in mindset towards realizing the vision of Africa’s leaders for an integrated and prosperous continent.
The three reached an agreement to strengthen “their collaboration” with Regional Economic Communities and other partners in supporting the realization of this vision.
By Ekow Quandzie