African Economic Conference 2011: Towards a Green Economy

African Economic Conference 2011 / AfDB, UNDP and UNECA to hold a joint online press conference

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 7, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist of the African Development Bank, Mr Pedro Conceiçao, Chief Economist of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme and Mr Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director of Economic Development and NEPAD division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will jointly hold an online press conference on Thursday, 13 October 2011 at 2:00 pm GMT. They will discuss the issues of the African Economic conference. The latter will examine Africa’s prospects for advancing sustainable development by boosting economic productivity and promoting long-lasting human development through the sustainable management of natural resources, including green growth.

Media are invited to join this online press conference from their computer.

Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2011

Time: From 2:00 pm GMT (Time Converter)

Languages:    English, French

How it works: This service is FREE and only requires a computer connected to the internet.


Media contact:

African Development BankMs Penelope Pontet
– Tel : +216 71 10 12 50 / +216 24 66 36 96  /
United Nations Economic Commission for AfricaMs Sophia Denekew –  Tel: +251-11-544-50 98 /
United Nations Development Programme –
Mr Nicolas Douillet – Tel +1.212.906.5937 /

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Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)

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