On 28th – 30th April 2014 the Government of Ghana hosted the Pan-African Conference on Tackling Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation in Accra .The conference was held at a time when the African Union (AU) was conceptualizing the Agenda Africa 2063 and the UN leading a process to build a successor agenda to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Therefore the overarching objective of the conference was to kick start a process which would firmly place inequalities on the political agenda.The conference was hosted by the Government of Ghana and supported by: the Society for International Development (SID), Third World Network Africa, ISSER, Codesria, SIDA, UNMC, DANIDA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNECA.
Inequalities are a recurrent theme in the debate on development. The Millennium Declaration recognized the concern over inequalities- although within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets and MDGs implementation, the issue only received scant attention. The discourse around a post-2015 development framework is cognizant of the need to sufficiently address social and economic inequalities, given the evidence that inter and intra-country inequalities have largely worsened over the 15-year MDGs implementation period. For Africa, the question of inequalities is critical, especially in light of... Read more »
The Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation took place from 28-30 April 2014, in Accra, Ghana. The Conference was organized by the Government of Ghana, in partnership with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, the Danish International Development Agency, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, the Society for International Development, Third World Network Africa, the UN Children’s Fund, UN Development Programme, UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the UN Millennium Campaign. Over 250 participants attended the meeting, representing governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector. During the three days, delegates took part in four thematic dialogues: African Inequalities in the Global Development Agenda – Past,... Read more »
Post -Conference CSO Engagement
While attending the conference the civil society organisations present agreed that a dialogue and strategy session specifically for CSOs was needed. The civil society dialogue took place in Kenya on 4th and 5th July 2014. More than 50 civil society groups from across Africa attended, participation was drawn from focus areas including; gender, tax justice, human rights, research institutions, migration, land rights, environmental sustainability, and social justice. The dialogue was a space for the group to build a common understanding of inequalities, not only within the context of their specific work but also how it links them with o... Read more »
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