The International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA ) is a platform of exchange which was established with the primary aim of: supporting the structural transformation processes while sharing expertise and good practices in this area and initiating substantive discussions for an optimal implementation of the emergence plans. The first two editions of the ICEA, held respectively in 2015 and 2017 in Abidjan, served as an opportunity for leaders of African countries, national experts and TFPs to analyze various trajectories of emergence and explore in greater depth the issues around the selected themes .
The third edition of the ICEA , which will be jointly organized by the Government of Senegal, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the World Bank and the African Development Bank (ADB), is scheduled from 17 to 19 January 2019 in Dakar (Senegal), and will focus on the central theme: “ Emergence, Private Sector and Inclusiveness ”.
The overall objective of ICEA-III is to further the discussions and propose practical solutions for the African emergence plans, through a visible commitment of the national private sector supported by solid partnerships with the State for a strong, resilient and inclusive growth that develops the potentials of all regions. It more specifically aims to:
At the end of ICEA-III proceedings, the main expected results will be :
The theme chosen for the conference “Emergence, Private Sector and Inclusiveness” will expand on the issues raised earlier on. The discussions and solutions which will focus on the national private sector’s commitment, will be organized around the following sub-themes: