UNDP to Meet With African Development Leaders on MDG Progress

A panoramic view of Bamako, Mali. The United Nations Development Program will sit down with leading development figures in Africa to discuss the progress of the continent in meeting the MDGs Photo by: Tugela Ridle / IRIN

Two months before the Millennium Development Goals summit in New York, the United Nations Development Program will sit down with leading development figures in Africa to discuss the progress of the continent in meeting the MDGs.

The gathering is set to be the highlight of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa’s annual regional management team meeting. The delegates will delve on the lessons learned and practical steps to fully achieve the MDGs by 2015.

Representatives from regional institutions, African governments and U.N. agencies, including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and UNDP Africa Director Tegegnework Gettu, will grace the event, which will take place July 14-17 in Ghana.

The conference will also feature panel discussions exploring new ideas on employment generation, information technology, climate change and the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Keynote speakers include Central Bank of Tanzania Governor Benno Ndulu, African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka and International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré.

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