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Conference Background Documents

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Background note – English

Background note –French

Background note – Portuguese

Conference Announcement- English

Conference Announcement- French

Conference Announcement- Portuguese

Common African Position Communique –English

Common African Position Briefing Note-English

Conference Programme

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Conference Presentations

Mogens Jensen – Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation (by video)

Formal Opening Address -His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana

Goodwill message -Nicholas Alipui, Director of Programmes, UNICEF

Goodwill message– Karin Andersson, Head of Regional Development Cooperation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Goodwill message -Lebogang Motlana, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre, Addis Ababa.

Goodwill message– Takyiwaa Manuh, Director, Social Development Policy Division, and Representative of the Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

African Development in Global Perspective Structural Transformation to Address Inequality -Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Director-General, Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Food and Agriculture Organization

Inequalities Uncounted: Measurements, Choices and Policy Targets. Alex Cobham, Research Fellow, Centre for Global Development

Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation: Evidence from Nigeria. Ademola Ariyo, Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


 Social Protection in Brazil: Recent Experience -Tatiana Britto, Advisor, Legislative Advisory Board, Senate of Brazil

Sustaining Employment Growth: The Role of Manufacturing Structural Change – Ludovico Alcorta

Gendered Asset Inequalities in Africa. Bernadette Wanjala

Inequality in South Africa: Going Beyond Averages. Pali Lehohla, Statistician General of South Africa, and Chairman, Statistical Commission of Africa

Use of statistics for evidence based policy to frame and tackle inequality: The case of South Africa– Pali Lehohla, Statistician General of South Africa, and Chairman, Statistical Commission of Africa

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: An Index MPI 2015+– Adriana Conconi, Senior Fellow, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Oxford

Human Rights and Discrimination -Otiende Amollo

Gender and Inequality – Akua Britwum

Strategies For Addressing Gender Inequalities AAWORD’s Intervention In The African Region– Adekunle Morolake

Political Inequalities : Definitions, Sources and Management-.Wachira Maina.

Development Thinking and Structural Transformation: Does Public Spending matter?  Dr. Saif El Din Daoud Abd El Rhman .Regional Capacity Development Coordinator,Drought Resilience Initiative for the Horn of Africa. Intergovernmental Authority on Development – IGAD

Individual Property & Communal Assets Realities of Rural Women -Nidhi Tandon

Voices of African Women and Girls at the Grassroots on their World Post 2015 ;A Portrait of Gender Inequality -Salina Sanou

Creating Good Jobs: The Policy Environment Matters -Yan Islam, Chief, Employment and Labour Policies Branch,  ILO, Geneva

Inclusive Growth and Inequalities in the context of Structural Transformation: Ethiopia-Abbi M. Kedir

Day 3

  Identify Policy Actions to Move Forward Global, African Equitable Development Agenda -Hon. Sen. Billow Kerrow, Senator, Mandera County and Chair, Finance, Commerce & Economic Affairs Committee, Kenya

Panel on Identifying the Policy Actions to Move Forward the Global, Africa Equitable Development Agenda-Takyiwaa Manuh, Director, Social Development Policy Division, UNECA

Identifying Policy Actions on Inequality– Neil Pierre, Chief, Policy Coordination Branch, Department for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Meilleures Options De Politiques Économiques Pour Combattre Les Inégalités En Et Promouvoir Le Développement En Afrique: Vision De La Csi-Afrique – Kouglo Lawson Body.

Panel Discussion: Aligning Political Leverage, Knowledge And Social Mobilization: Strategies To Promote The New Agenda-Lindiwe Faith Mokate, Commissioner, Children and Basic Education Portfolio, South Africa Human Rights Commission

The Program on Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA): High Ambitions & High Risks -Nancy Alexander, Program Director, Economic Governance, Heinrich Boll Foundation  

Thematic Paper: Gender Asset Inequalities

Country Papers:

Inequalities Country Report: Ghana

Inequalities Country Report: Ethiopia

Inequalities Country Report: Kenya

Inequalities Country Report: Mauritius

Inequalities Country Report: Nigeria

Inequalities Country Report: Senegal

Inequalities Country Report: South Africa

Inequalities Country Report: Uganda

Inequalities Country Report: Tanzania

Declaration : The Accra Declaration