KEPSA CEO Ms. Carole Kariuki attended the 21st Intergovernmental Committee of Experts meeting organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Moroni, Comoros. The meeting was held from 7th to 9th November 2017 and the theme was “Transformative Growth in Eastern Africa: Catalysts and Constrains.”
Speaking at the opening of the meeting, the Vice President in charge of Economy, Planning, Industry, Crafts, Investments, Private Sector and Land Affairs of the Union of Comoros Mr. Djaffar Ahmed Hassani, said the meeting took place at an opportune time when the Union has reaffirmed its vision to make the Comoros an emerging country by 2030.
For the last 5 years, the ECA has been urging African countries to match their developmental ambitions with manufacturing and industrialization efforts that generate more employment opportunities. The meeting is set to take stock of the progress made on that journey towards transformation.
KEPSA CEO sat on a panel to discuss ‘The Macroeconomic and social developments in Eastern Africa 2016-1716-17’ where she highlighted the need to promote transformative growth in the Eastern Africa region through sharing EAC growth prospects and the need for inclusive growth.
Each year, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa (UNECA, SRO-EA) holds its Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) meeting. The forum brought together officials and experts from across the region to discuss the options for transforming their economies, with a view to achieving member states’ developmental aspirations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).