The Common African Agro-parks (CAAPs) as vehicle for Africa’s Economic Transformation

The African Union is pleased to invite you to the side event during the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification and AfCFTA that will be taking place in Niamey, Niger during Africa Industrialization Week. The theme of the side event is “The Common African Agro-parks (CAAPs) as a vehicle for Africa’s Economic Transformation, within the framework of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Programme (CAADP) and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063″.

The event will be held in a hybrid format on 24th November 2022 from 05:00 – 7:30 PM Nairobi Time.

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The event is expected to bring together more than 100 high-level stakeholders; and will be addressed by high-level dignitaries from Africa and the international community. The participants will include Africa Union’s members’ states, public and private stakeholders, including Trade, Industry, and Agriculture Ministers, the African Union (AU) Commission, UN agencies, African regional organizations and the private sector, financial institutions, donors, civil society, non-governmental organizations, academia, and media.

The side event is organized by the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA) on behalf of the Africa Union, and in cooperation with, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Africa Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), the Pan African Agribusiness Apex Chamber (PAAAC), Pan-African Farmer’s Organization (PAFO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


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