52nd Session of the Economic Commission for Africa:
Side-event : Planning for tomorrow workforce: is Africa ready?
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Orangeraie, Palmeraie Golf Palace, Marrakech, Morocco

The objective of this dialogue is to create space for critical thinking on the relevance of current African education and training systems in an evolving, digital and knowledge based economy; it will encourage exchanges of views from different outlooks and opportunities for Africa to respond to the future of work.

The discussions will also highlight different perspectives on the overall theme: Planning for tomorrow workforce: is Africa ready? It will explore the forecasted situation on the labor market and the preparedness of the African education and training systems and innovative partnership that can be promoted. The role of the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning in accelerating reskilling and upskilling of civil servants, governments officials and policy-makers will be debated and clear roadmap adopted.

The outcomes of the High Level Policy Dialogue will feed into the draft resolution of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to support evidenced based policy on planning for the future of work.