31st Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) – North Africa
Greening the economy to speed up industrialization in North Africa
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 to Friday, March 4, 2016
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, 14 January 2016 (Economic Commission for Africa – ECA): The ECA office in North Africa is organizing on 1- 4 March 2016 in Rabat (Morocco), its 31st Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) under the theme: Green economy to speed up industrialization in North Africa.

High-level officials, academics, private sector and civil society representatives from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia will take part in this international meeting. They will examine economic and social conditions in North Africa and make recommendations to achieve stronger economic development and integration in this sub-region as well as the African continent.

In addition to the ICE meeting, the ECA office in North Africa will hold a round table under the theme: Industrialization through trade in North Africa in a multi-agreement context, to identify the necessary conditions to industrialize Africa, facilitate the emergence of growth centers in strategic industrial sectors and build regional value chains including through intra-African trade.