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AU industry ministers to discuss post-2015 development agenda in Nairobi

The 20th ordinary session of the Conference of the African Union Ministers of Industry (CAMI) is due to take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 10-14 June, it was officially announced here Friday.

Organised under the theme: “Accelerating Industrialization for Africa within the post-2015 development agenda”, the meeting aims to provide a more growth focused approach and solid foundation for addressing Africa’s present and future development challenges, according to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

According to the organisers, the meeting will provide guidelines for policy orientation and coherence within the Post-2015 Development Framework, and highlight Africa’s industrialisation as a key factor for the development process of the continent.

Particular emphasis will be put on support for the implementation of the Strategy for the Action Plan for Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa (AIDA); production diversification; decent job creation; energy production for industrial development; and technology transfer.

Additional issues to be tackled include capacity-building and international cooperation for sustainable development; and Importance of regional integration and cooperation with regard to industrial development through formulation of necessary regional policies and action plans.

ECA said the conference outcomes will be used to provide guidance to international and national policy making in shaping the post-2015 UN development agenda, create an enabling environment to meet shared objectives and support global solutions to Africa’s challenges.

The outcomes will be submitted to the next AU Summit of Heads of State and Government for consideration and adoption in January 2014. 

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