TBA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Event Date Wed Mar 18 EAT - Tue Mar 24 EAT (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Mar 18 10:00am - Tue Mar 24 10:00am
Location TBA
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Region EMEA

Most countries that have developed did so through industrialization. But the world in which this traditional route to development took, however, is changing. Digital technologies are propelling us into the fourth industrial revolution. But, anthropogenic carbon emissions are changing our climate, and triggering atypical fluctuations in weather conditions globally such as rises in temperature, and increased risks of flood, drought and agricultural shocks. The result is a world that requires new strategies if development is to continue.

Sustainability must be recognized and affirmed as central to sustainable development – African development strategies in this changing world must account for a sustainable blue economy, green growth and smart cities.

The upcoming Conference of Ministers presents a call for action, and a chance for us all to take an active part in ensuring that Africa prepares adequately for the world ahead.