Greening Industrialisation in Africa

November 15, 2016 9:00am
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This joint event by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Climate Economy (NCE) and University College London (UCL)will provide a high level dialogue platform, informed by evidence on the ground on the continent, for exploring how a policy-enabling environment can be created to successfully leapfrog towards climate friendly, resource-efficient and socially just industrialization for accelerated structural transformation of African economies.

Panelists, Speakers and Discussants

Chair: Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Executive Secretary (a.i), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Moderator: TBC


  • Dr.  Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission
  • Dr. Carlos Lopes, Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (tbc)
  • Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Nigeria; Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (tbc)
  • Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute  
  • Dr Justin Yifu LinDirector, Center for New Structural Economics, Peking University 


  • Dr. Mulu Gebreeyesus, Senior Researcher, Ethiopian Development Research Institute 
  • Prof. Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy, University College London 

Launch of the Economic Commission for Africa 2016 – Greening Africa’s Industrialization