African Economic Conference 2020


Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, December 10, 2020 (All day)


Virtual Event - Details Below

The 2020 edition of the African Economic Conference, jointly organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is planned to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8 - 10 December 2020.

Alternatively, if it is decided that, owing to the status of the coronavirus pandemic, that gathering in Addis Ababa at that time would not be feasible, then the conference will instead take place in an online platform.

Since its inception in 2006, the conference has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges that Africa has faced.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Africa beyond COVID-19: accelerating towards inclusive sustainable development”.  

The conference will provide a platform for established academics and young researchers to present their solution-oriented research to policymakers and decision-makers.


ORGANIZER: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa