Addis Ababa- Monday 11th January 2020

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) held a virtual meeting on Monday to prepare for the 53rd Session of the Commission.

The Conference will be held on March 22nd 2021, and will bring together Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, His Excellency, Emmanuel Mwamba chaired the meeting of the Bureau.

The Bureau is preparing for the 53rd Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

The theme for the Conference is; “Africa’s Sustainable Industrialisation and Diversification in the Digital Era in the Cintext of Covid-19”.

The meeting will hold a high-level ministerial policy dialogue and will discuss matters relating to Africa’s sustainable growth post Covid-19 era.

It will also discuss Africa’s mechanisms to manage debt, innovative finance for fiscal sustainability and the role of the private sector.

The Bureau Meeting held on Monday also followed up on the $100million that UNECA is sourcing to help member states respond to the economic challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought.

Zambia is a member of the Bureau that include Morocco, Togo, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea and holds the position of Vice Chairperson.

Issued by;

Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza

First Secretary (Press&Tourism)
Addis Ababa