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Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the
Context of Structural Transformation

30 April 2014 | Accra, Ghana

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Highlights for Wednesday, 30 April 2014
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Closing Speech: Paul Boateng, Former Treasury Secretary and Former High Commissioner to South Africa, United Kingdom
Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural TransformationThe Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation convened for the third and final day of discussions on Wednesday, 30 April 2014.

After highlighting progress made during the previous two days, participants took part in a dialogue on policy actions to move forward a global and African equitable development agenda. The morning's panel identified possible policy actions to effect an equitable development agenda, both globally as well as for Africa. They then convened in three parallel panel sessions on: Economic Inclusion and Equity; Social Inclusion, Social Protection and Equity; and Political Inclusion and Equity.

In the afternoon, a panel on aligning political leverage, knowledge and social mobilization discussed strategies and political action to promote the new agenda. The issues addressed by participants included education as a facilitative human right and the role of unions in promoting equality.

During closing plenary, Nii Moi Thompson, Economic Advisor to the President of Ghana, presented the Accra Declaration on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation. The Declaration, inter alia, called for increasing focus on inclusive growth and policies to promote income and asset equity.

Paul Boateng, Former Treasury Secretary and Former High Commissioner to South Africa, UK, in his keynote speech, called for investments in statistics that force practitioners and policy makers to confront the issue of inequality and enable them to "make the hard decisions on priorities that…will be required."

Fifi Kwetey, Minister of State at the Presidency in-charge of Financial and Allied Institutions, Ghana, on behalf of Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Vice President, Ghana, congratulated participants on their hard work and answering the call of the President to go beyond identifying "what we want in Africa and discovering what we need." Grace Bediako, Conference Coordinator, providing final remarks, lauded participants for their work during the conference and for fostering cooperation and collaboration "with remarkable camaraderie."

The meeting was closed at 6.28 pm.
Takyiwaa Manuh, Director, UNECA
Senator Billow Kerrow, Mandera County, Kenya
Panel (L-R): Takyiwaa Manuh, UNECA; Rita Matovu, Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission, Uganda; Seth Terkper, Minister of
Finance, Ghana; Regina Adutwum, Director General, National Development Planning Commission, Ghana; and Neil Pierre, UN Department
for Economic and Social Affairs
L-R: Regina Adutwum, Director General, National Development Planning Commission, Ghana, and Neil Pierre, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs
Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance, Ghana
Panel (L-R): Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner of Economic Affairs, African Union, and Takyiwaa Manuh, UNECA
Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Senator, Kisumu County, Kenya
Participants discuss Inequalities between sessions
Participant at closing ceremony
L-R: Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, talking with Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner of Economic Affairs, African Union
Participants discuss inequalities between sessions
Nancy Alexander, Heinrich Böll Foundation
Nii Moi Thompson, Economic Advisor to the President of Ghana
Grace Bediako, Conference Coordinator
Sulley Gariba, Senior Policy Adviser, Office of the President
Paul Boateng, Former Treasury Scretary, United Kingdom, and Former UK High Commissioner to South Africa
Fifi Kwetey, Minister of State at the Presidency in-charge of Financial and Allied Institutions, Ghana
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UN Millennium Campaign, the Society for International Development (SID), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Millennium Campaign, Society for International Development, UNDP
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*Background note

*African Portal on Inequalities


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