High level policy dialogue begins in Abuja – 28-30 June

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    TUE, JUNE 27 2017-The fifth High Level Policy Dialogue on development planning in Africa  begins in Abuja tomorrow under the theme: “Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals into National Development Plans”.

    Following the endorsement of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, African countries have been trying to domesticate the process, offering them an opportunity to align national visions and development strategies to the SDGs.

    The high level dialogue gives participants an opportunity to discuss key issues for Africa’s transformation, sustainable development priorities and aspirations, in light of the continent’s commitments to the SDGs as they continue to mainstream and domesticate the SDGs into national planning processes.

    Africa’s top policymakers will attend the meeting that is being hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Nigerian Government.

    The official opening speakers include, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon. The welcoming remarks will be given by Mr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, Special Advisor to the President on Economic Affairs, Nigeria and Mr. Stephen N. Karingi, Director, Capacity Development Division (CDD). Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Honourable Federal Minister of Budget and National Planning of Nigeria will present the official opening address.

    Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria is the venue of for the dialogue where top ECA, Nigerian government officials and others will be available for interviews. Courtesy APO

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