Innovation: The new currency for emergence in Africa

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.

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PADES' Executive Director has launched the Congolese Food Bank on World Food Day

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.

For more information on where and how to contribute, please contact PADES at : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Executive Direction Secretariat.

PADES accredited to attend the World Bank and IMF 2014 Annual Meetings

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:

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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:

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.

CSO representatives are expected to arrange for their own airport transportation and find their own accommodations while in Washington, DC. Please note that hotel rooms have been blocked at several hotels for official Annual Meetings participants and reservations are subject to availability. For a list of these hotels, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All reservations into the WBG/IMF block must be made prior to September 12.

Please check our website periodically for any updates. If you have any questions, please contact the Civil Society Team at 202-473-1840 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC.

With regards,

World Bank and IMF
Civil Society Teams

PADES' Executive Director to appoint a Special Representative for European Union

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.

Update on the Ebola Virus Desease in DRC

The Ebola Virus Desease has killed 41 people in Equateur Province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Please find attached an update provided by United Nations Agencies in that Country.

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