Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A two-day consultative meeting to consider the report on the review of progress on Sustainable Development in West Africa was billed to open in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday (27 September).
An ECOWAS Commission statement said the meeting would examine the draft regional review report elaborated with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The report reviewed Priority Sustainable Development Issues, Trends and Inter-linkages, as well as Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development in the region, concrete actions taken highlighting best practices, progress made, achievements, challenges and constraints.
It also considered ongoing attempts to transit towards a Green Economy within the context of Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in the region, new and emerging issues and proposals on the way forward.
According to the statement, the Accra gathering is one of the preparatory meetings organized by Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs) ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development planed for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012 to avail member states the opportunity to discuss mechanisms for improving the implementation of sustainable development in the region.
A regional preparatory meeting will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-25 October 2011.
The Accra meeting is organized by the ECOWAS Commission in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
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