The Conference aimed to:

  • Contribute to placing firmly the inequality/equity issues at the core of the African national andregional policy discourse (e.g. the Africa 2063 agenda), promoting a shared understanding of the nature, scope and drivers of interlocking social and economic inequalities and their determinants.
  • Create a space for informed dialogue on which policy options at national and regional levels could tackle these issues, including focus on economic and social inequalities as well as the impact of global inequalities.
  • Explore the range of partnerships with the rest of the world around the post-MDG and post-Rio follow-up frameworks as well as the ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on climate, trade, etc.),that could advance the pursuit of these policy priorities.