• Dakar - SENEGAL

    CICAD Diamniadio
  • January 17th to 19th, 2019

    3 productive days
  • More than 1000

    high-level experts expected
  • High level

    Speakers & Panels


The third edition of the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA2019) organized by the Republic of Senegal and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB), will record the participation of about 1000 personalities and representatives of governments, international development institutions, academic research centers, the private sector, civil society organizations, etc.

The ICEA 2019, which will be enhanced by the effective presence of Heads of State and Government will address various issues related to the theme 'Emergence, Private Sector and Inclusiveness', focus the debate on the commitment of the national private sector, as part of a fruitful public-private dialogue and partnership as a necessary condition for the successful implementation of African emergence plans. In this perspective, it will also address the modalities to make this emergence more inclusive and ensure that it enhances the economic opportunities of the territories. For this purpose, discussions will focus on the following sub-themes:

  • The development of national champions to accelerate structural transformation;
  • Expectations for the private sector and the state and actors for inclusive growth and;
  • Public-private partnerships for the valuation of the potentialities of the territories.
It will take place in the form of high-level thematic plenary sessions, parallel sessions and special events (side event) in French and English. Sessions will start each day from 08:30 from 17 to 19 January 2019 at CICAD.

Registration / online registration

In addition to official invitations to Government Representatives, Private Sector and Senior Experts, each participant is strongly encouraged to register / register online to facilitate the convenience of making badges, participation kit/documents, etc.
Official website of the Conference:

Or contact directly:
Mrs Gnounka DIOUF
Mr Isiyaka SABO
Mr Serigne SENE
Mrs Rokhaya TALL


  • Mandatory vaccine: yellow fever
  • Recommended vaccines: Typhoid, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B Meningitis, Rabies, Influenza and anti-malarial treatment.

No other vaccine is required to enter Senegalese territory. We remind pregnant women that airlines each have a particular policy on the term not to exceed to be allowed to travel. From the 7th month of pregnancy, fight may be prohibited or a medical certificate may be required. Please inquire with your company to avoid being denied boarding.


Participants in ICAE 2019 can board without a visa to Dakar. Entry and residence visas will be issued to the persons concerned upon their arrival at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Diass.

This is evidenced below by the letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad to the President of the Regional Air Bureau (RAB).

Download the RBB letter


A team of State Protocol agents and members of the organizing committee will be in charge of assisting participants and delegates upon their arrival in Dakar.
A device is instituted to welcome participants. Minibuses and official vehicles will be available to transport delegations from the airport to their hotels and to the venue of the conference.
To facilitate the organization of the receptions, participants are requested to complete the information on the flight plan and arrival / return schedules online at