The sub regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is co-organizing with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West african economic and monetary union (UEMOA) a West Africa Regional Forum of Intergovernmental and Private Sector Organizations on the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
This meeting which will be virtual will take place on 26 &27 May 2021, from 10am to 1:30pm UTC+1.
The main objective of the forum is to enhance the preparedness and involvement of sub-regional stakeholders, particularly RECs, IGOs and sub-regional private sector platforms, in the implementation of the AfCFTA.
The specific objectives are :
Information update on the status of implementation of the AfCFTA ;
Discussing the state of readiness of sub-regional actors (IGOs and Private Sector Platform) and their role in the successful implementation of the AfCFTA;
Identifying key areas of support and capacity building for sub-regional actors;
Exchanges on on-going initiatives in support of the implementation of the AfCFTA;
Establishing an inclusive dialogue and partnership framework for RECs and IGOs as well as sub-regional actors for the successful implementation of the AfCFTA;
Launching the "Made in West Africa" initiative for the transformation of national and sub-regional resources.
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