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Dr. Victor Konde. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Special Initiatives Division. About UNECA. One of the UN Regional Commissions UNECE - Europe, UNESCAP - Asia and the Pacific, ECLAC Latin America and the Caribbean, UNECA - Africa , ESCWA - West Asia

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dr victor konde

Dr. Victor Konde

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Special Initiatives Division

about uneca
  • One of the UN Regional Commissions
    • UNECE- Europe, UNESCAP- Asia and the Pacific, ECLACLatin America and the Caribbean, UNECA- Africa, ESCWA- West Asia
  • Mandate of UNECA
    • Social and economic development of Africa
    • Regional integration
  • Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Five sub regions: North Africa (Rabat), West Africa (Niamey), Central Africa (Yaounde), East Africa (Kigali) and Southern Africa (Lusaka).
main areas of work
Main areas of work

Macroeconomic Policy

Social Development

Regional Integration and Trade

Natural resource Management

Innovation and Technology



special initiatives division
Special Initiatives Division
  • Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC)
  • Africa Mineral Development Centre (AMDC)
  • Green Economy and Natural Resources
  • New Technologies and Innovation
    • Policy research
    • Technical assistance and advisory support
    • Field projects
our partners
Our partners
  • UNESCO: STI Policies, training
  • NEPAD: CPA, Agric, indicators
  • ADfB: e.g. ACPC, ATPC, AMDC
unctad s key elements of entrepreneurship
UNCTAD’s Key elements of entrepreneurship
  • National Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Regulatory environments
  • Educations and skills development
  • Technology exchange and innovation
  • Access to finance
  • Awareness and networking
      • UNCTAD, 2011
ipreg s innovation comprehensiveness
IPREG’s innovation comprehensiveness
  • National innovation policy environment
  • Innovation in education
  • Financing
  • Counselling and information
  • Business environment
  • Promotion of innovation
  • Target groups
  • Research policy
what experts say what should policy makers focus on
What experts say: What should policy makers focus on?
  • Education
  • Investments in R&D&I activities
  • Infrastructure, e.g. ICT, energy, roads
  • Business stock with innovation and growth potential
  • Innovation policy environment
  • Foreign direct investments
promoting innovation entrepreneurship and development in africa
Promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and development in Africa

Basic elements need to be in place

Expanding partnerships for science, technology and innovation

Attracting technology intensive FDI

Strengthening partnerships between academia and industry