Thursday, 27 March

8 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.     

Side event 1: Caucus of governors of African central banks and executive directors of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Organizers: Central Bank of Nigeria, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and African Union Commission (AUC)  Programme of Work

9 – 11 a.m.

Side event 2: Productivity, industrialization and competitiveness. Organizer: AUC,  Venue: Osun Room

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Side event 3: Confronting data challenges and embracing an African data revolution for inclusive and transformative development in Africa. Organizer: ECA,  Venue: Kogi Room

9 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Side event 4: Renewal of planning: presentation of issues paper entitled “Planning for Africa’s industrial development”. Organizers: ECA and the National Planning Commission of Nigeria, Venue:  Lagos Room Background papers: Renewal of planning: planning for Africa’s industrial development paper  Inclusive industrial transformation  | Programme of Work 

3 – 6 p.m.

Side event 5: Media round table on “Building media partnerships for human and social capital development towards achieving Africa’s Agenda 2063 on sustainable industrialization and economic development”. Organizers: Afri-Dev, GAVI, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ECA and AUC (Venue: Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Towers)

6.30 – 7 p.m.
                 Opening of the art exhibition


Friday, 28 March

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.              

Fifteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (Day 1), Venue:  Niger-Plateau Room

11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.       

Side event 6: The cost of hunger in Africa: social and economic impact of child undernutrition in Egypt, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda. Organizers: World Food Programme, AUC and ECA, Venue: Anambra-C River Room

1.30 – 2.30 p.m.           

Side event 7: Working lunch: ministerial consultations hosted by the Government of Nigeria on energy in Africa. Organizers: Ministry of Finance of Nigeria and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development,  Venue: Zuma Restaurant

2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Side event 8: Greening Africa’s economies to achieve structural transformation: the role of new technologies and innovation. Organizer: ECA, Venue: Anambra-C River Room  Background paper 

4.30 – 6.30 p.m.

Side event 9: High-level pre-conference ministerial policy round table on investing in human capital development for sustainable African industrialization. Organizers:Afri-Dev, GAVI, PMNCH, RBM, UNDP, ECA and AUC( Venue: Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Towers)

Private dinner
                 Side event 10: Dinner for delegates hosted by the African Business Roundtable – Secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)


Saturday, 29 March

1 – 2 p.m.                     

Side event 11: Launch of the Annual Adebayo Adedeji Lecture Series. Organizer: ECA, Venue: Lagos-Kogi-Osun Rooms

Private lunch                  

Side event 12: African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) board meeting. Organizer: ACBF Venue: Oriental Restaurant


Sunday, 30 March

8 – 10 a.m.                    

Side event 13: Local manufacture of pharmaceuticals: an untapped opportunity for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Africa. Organizers: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and World Health Organization Venue: Zuma Restaurant

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fifteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (Day 2), Venue: Niger-Plateau Room