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The United Nations University African Economic Research Consortium

Public Forum

African Development in the 21st Century

16 October 1998
International Conference Hall, The United Nations University Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan



Opening Remarks:
Opening Remarks:

Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech:

J.A. van Ginkel, Rector, The United Nations University (UNU)
Delphin Rwegasira, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Keynote Speech:

Cassim Chilumpha, Minister of Finance, Republic of Malawi


Panel 1. African Development in the 21st Century

Presentation: Delphin Rwegasira, Executive Director, AERC
Panel: Lekoma Mothibatsela, Office of the President, Botswana, Woldu Gabre Michael, African Development Bank, Uzo Mokwunye, UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU/INRA), Nguyuru Lipumba, Policy Adviser, Haidari Amani, University of Dar es Salaam, Ruth Kagia, The World Bank.


Floor Discussion and Responses




Panel 2. Globalization and Africa

Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana
Panel: Sukehiro Hasegawa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Sam Wangwe, Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF); Machiko Nissanke, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London; Ken Kwaku, MIGA.

Panel 3. The State in Africa

Thandika Mkandawire, Director, United nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

A.M. Dirar, Organization of African Unity (OAU); Shigeo Katsu, The World Bank; Beatrice Weder, University of Basel; Nguyuru Lipumba, Policy Adviser, Tanzania.



Closing Remarks:

Floor Discussion and Responses


J.A. van Ginkel, Rector, UNU

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