Rabat - The Ninth African Development Forum (ADF-IX) will be held in Marrakech on Oct. 12-16, 2014, on the theme "Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation", said on Wednesday a statement by the Economy Ministry.
Rabat – The Ninth African Development Forum (ADF-IX) will be held in Marrakech on Oct. 12-16, 2014, on the theme “Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation”, said on Wednesday a statement by the Economy Ministry.
Initiated under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the event by the UN Economic Commission for Africa will offer a platform for prominent African stakeholders to share key information and participate in more focused and in-depth discussions on issues relating to innovative financing mechanisms in the following four thematic areas: domestic resource mobilization, illicit financial flows, private equity and new forms of partnership, it said.
The Forum seeks to enhance Africa’s capacity to explore innovative financing mechanisms as real alternatives for financing transformative development in Africa. It will aim to forge linkages between, on the one hand, the importance of mainstreaming resource mobilization and the reduction of trade barriers into economic, institutional and policy frameworks, and on the other, advancing the post-2015 development goals.
The Forum is expected to attract some 700 participants from all walks of life such as eminent persons, heads of State and Government, African member States, regional economic communities and the private sector.