- Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:26
Innovation and technology can serve as a springboard for economic transformation provided they are driven by people. This was the message put forward by partners and participants at the closing of the 9th Annual African Economic Conference (AEC), which ran from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa.
Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe met for the AEC to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation to boost youth employment, foster the adoption of new technologies, and enhance Africa’s economic transformation.
- Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:07
Across Africa, many nations are aspiring to become emerging countries. Beyond growth, they want to transform and diversify their economies, rapidly improve the standards of living of their people, and assert internationally their economic and political clout.
As participants in the African Economic Conference concluded, innovation is necessary to achieving that objective. Why? First, because high economic growth can only be sustained with innovation. With diminishing returns, jobs and livelihoods will only continue to grow if more productive sectors are sought. And only innovation – understood as the application of new and existing knowledge to improve processes – can do that systematically.
- Published on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 08:21
Kinshasa- 14 October 2014.
PADES' Executive Director has appointed yesterday 13 October 2014 Etienne TCHAMULUBANDA as Special Representative for European Union.
Acting like that, Etienne has authorisation to contact, on behalf of PADES, the European Union Commission and its States members as well as all International and Multilateral Organizations working in line with PADES objectives.
The Executive Direction congratulates Mr. Tchamulubanda and wishes him all the best for his new responsabilities.
The Executive Direction Secretariat.
- Published on Thursday, 16 October 2014 22:06
Kinshasa- 16 October 2014.
Today, World Food Day is celebrated worldwide. African Programme for Economic and Social Development's Executive Director took this opportunity to launch the First Food Bank from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that will contribute to eradicate hunger.
Knowing that everybody has rights to eat a good quality and enough quantity of meal, PADES' Executive Director has expressed his concern as several million of people are suffering with hunger.
For the rigths to food to become more effective in Africa and to ensure that by 2020 no African children would go to bed with hunger, PADES' Executive Director has launched today the First Food Bank of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Food Bank Programme will contribute to figth hunger and poverty in Kinshasa and in conflict affected provinces within Eastern Congo.
The Executive Director invitess all Good will people or institution, Business men or women, Mining Companies, Beverage companies, Telecomunication Corporates, Hotels, Restaurants, Super Markets, Stores, Banks, Agrobusiness Companies, Church, National and International Organisations or Fondations, etc.; to join him support this initiatives so that the Food Bank of DRC became effective.
Final recipients of all donations are street children, children from poor families, orphanages and any civil servant in need.
Executive Direction Secretariat.
- Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:53
Kinshasa-Washington, DC. 30 September 2014
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund had acrredited PADES to attend their 2014 Annual Meetings to be held in Washington, DC., from 6 -12 October 2014.
PADES Executive Direction is gratefull from the trust given by the two Institutions.
Below, the email detail sent by WB and IMF Civil Society Team:
Envoyé : mardi 30 septembre 2014 17:20
Objet : 2014 IMF\WB Annual Meetings - CSO Registration - Registration Confirmation
Importance : Haute
Dear Victor Kitembo Idumba,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been registered to attend the 2014 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, and to participate in the Civil Society Program that will be held during the week of the Meetings.
The WBG and IMF Civil Society Teams are organizing and hosting the Civil Society Program (CSP) to promote substantive dialogue and exchange of views between Bank/Fund staff, civil society representatives, government officials, academics, and other stakeholders. The CSP will be held at the WBG and IMF Headquarters from October 7 - 11, 2014. During this time, you will be able to attend the Civil Society Policy Forum, the Civil Society Townhall and the Civil Society Reception with senior Bank and Fund officials. Further, you will be able to participate in the Annual Meeting Program of Seminars. For more information on these events, please visit our website: http://www.worldbank.org/civilsociety.
Registration and badge pick-up for the Meetings will be set up at the World Bank I Building (1850 I Street N.W.) , Washington, DC; starting on Monday, October 6 through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Annual Meetings participant badges will be valid for admission to all Bank and Fund buildings from Monday, October 6 through Sunday, October 12, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC.
World Bank and IMF
Civil Society Teams