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    Implementing the African continental free trade area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

    In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, is holding a three-day Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) Conference on 20th-22nd November in Kigali to help reach a regional consensus on how to move forward with the implementation of the AfCFTA. The theme of the meeting is: “Implementing the African Continental Free Trade...

    20–22 November 2018

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    Women, institutions, and entrepreneurship

    IGC in collaboration with the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) is pleased to invite you to join our Lead Academic Professor Nava Ashraf for a public discussion on Women, institutions, and entrepreneurship: What can we do to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs. Prof. Ashraf is presenting her groundbreaking work on the role of institutions in promoting...

    14 November 2018

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    Steering sustainable energy use and low-carbon growth in Dar Es Salaam

    IGC (Tanzania) is hosting a stakeholder workshop aimed at fostering a comprehensive agenda for low-carbon growth and sustainable energy use in Dar es Salaam. The workshop is being hosted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Toronto, including Ms. Chibulu Luo, Co-Principal Investigator on the new IGC Small Grant Project on “Energy-Efficient and Resilient...

    7 November 2018

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    How will technology impact the future of work in developing countries?

    Rapid technological advancement brings the promise of higher productivity and increased efficiencies, affecting the quantity and quality of jobs available, as well as how and by whom they are carried out. While the future of work offers considerable opportunities for both advanced and developing economies, there are also significant challenges associated with the broader...

    6 November 2018

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    Twitter chat: What works in building sustainable and resilient cities

    Over the last decade, natural disasters have affected more than 220 million people and caused economic damage of $100 billion per year globally. By 2030, without significant investment to make cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide three times that amount a year, and climate change may push millions of urban residents into poverty (UNHabitat,...

    31 October 2018