Focusing on development goals in Africa

Workshop on “Managing Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) as a Driving Force of the National Dialogue on Economic and Social Policies” will be held in Nairobi from 7 – 8 March

On the basis of their partnership, DESA and the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) have organized several actions that have been undertaken to strengthen the role of ESCs in Africa (survey; conference on ICTs, Paris, December 17-18 2009; conference on ESCs for inclusive development, Ouagadougou, June 1-3 2010).

During the last AICESIS Board meeting (Tunis, December 2-3, 2010), it was agreed that a capacity building workshop for staff of 4 Economic and Social Councils in Africa will be organized. DESA, AICESIS, National Economic Social Council of Kenya and UNDP have partnered to organize the capacity building workshop in Nairobi. The workshop will focus on management development in face of the challenge to achieve Internationally Agreed Development Goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. Participants will come from Benin, Guinea, Kenya and South Africa.

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