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The African Development Forum (ADF), an Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) flagship biennial event created in 1999, is a multi-stakeholder platform for debating, discussing and initiating concrete strategies for Africa's development. It is convened in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), African Development Bank (AfDB) and other key partners to establish an African-driven development agenda that reflects consensus and leads to specific programmes for implementation. The aim of ADF is to present the key stakeholders in Africa’s development with the results of current research and opinions on key development issues in order to formulate shared goals, priorities and programmes, and define the environment that will enable African countries to implement these programmes.
African Development Forum
The Ninth African Development Forum will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 12 to 16 October 2014 on the theme “Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation”. The Forum will offer a platform for prominent African stakeholders to share key information and participate in more focused and in-depth discussions on issues relating to innovative financing mechanisms in the following four thematic areas:
- Domestic resource mobilization
- Illicit financial flows
- Private equity
- New forms of partnership
The Forum seeks to enhance Africa’s capacity to explore innovative financing mechanisms as real alternatives for financing transformative development in Africa. It will aim to forge linkages between, on the one hand, the importance of mainstreaming resource mobilization and the reduction of trade barriers into economic, institutional and policy frameworks, and on the other, advancing the post-2015 development goals.
The Forum will build on best practices, innovative policies and strategies, and institutional and governance frameworks. It will also aim to be guided by evidence-based knowledge and information on the range of options and their scope for leveraging opportunities for financing Africa’s sustainable development.
The Forum is a flagship biennial event of the Economic Commission for Africa, and offers a multi-stakeholder platform for debating, discussing and initiating concrete strategies for Africa’s development. The Forum is convened in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and other key partners with a view to establishing an African-driven development agenda that reflects consensus and leads to specific programmes for implementation.
The Forum is expected to attract some 700 participants from all walks of life: eminent persons, heads of State and Government, African member States, regional economic communities, the private sector, academia, the science and technology community, civil society organizations, the African diaspora, United Nations partners, bilateral organizations and partners, international and regional financial institutions, and South–South cooperation organizations.
Previous African Development Fora
1st African Development Forum ADFI: The Challenge to Africa of Globalisation and the Information Age 24-28 October 1999 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2nd African Development Forum ADFII: AIDS: The Greatest Leadership Challenge 3-7 December 2000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3rd African Development Forum ADFIII: Defining Priorities for Regional Integration 3- 8 March 2002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4th African Development Forum ADFIV: Governance for a Progressing Africa 11-15 October 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5th African Development Forum ADFV: Youth and Leadership in the 21 st Century 16-18 November 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
6th African Development Forum ADFVI: Action on gender equality, empowerment and ending violence against women in Africa 19-21 November 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
7th African Development Forum ADFVII: Acting on Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa 10-15 October 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
8th African Development Forum ADFVIII: Governing and harnessing natural resources for Africa’s development 23-25 October 2002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
9th African Development Forum ADFIX: Innovative Financing for Africa’s Transformation, 12 to 16 October 2014, will be held in Marrakech, Morocco