Creating employment is a priority for many governments’, as a result there has been calls to develop comprehensive strategies for young people who are not in employment, education or training. With poverty regularly cited as one of the most robust correlates of instability, it seems somewhat obvious that such programs could potentially increase stability even if that is not their primary aim. Despite the possibility of such spillovers, however, these impacts are seldom measured, with success based on a program’s economic impact. With a few notable exceptions, these potential spillovers and interactions are insufficiently modeled or understood, especially in conflict-affected and fragile settings. The research project entitled Employment for Stability was carried out to fill this knowledge gap by using employment intervention and stability data to identify these effects and interrelations.
By providing new information on the relationship between economic opportunity and stability in the context of employment interventions through a meta-analysis of pro-employment aid programs matched with stability data and the identification of lessons learnt, the study is intended to contribute to more effective policy interventions for longer-term stability, particularly in fragile countries.
It is against this context Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, The United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology, the Hague Institute for Global Justice, INES-Ruhengeri and Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry are organizing the International Workshop on Employment for Stability from July 5-6, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Goals and Objectives of the Workshop
The Conference seeks to
- Facilitate inter-sectoral dialogue and sharing of experiences to understand the extent employment programs help bring stability.
- Stock-taking of the main results of the study including the lessons learnt and eventual strategies, policies, and actions.
- Explore potential roles for strategic engagement (nationally, regionally and internationally) with the aim of realizing appropriate and effective strategies to improve both development and stability.
The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry teamed up with Ethiopian Association for Dental Research take the pleasure to welcome you to the 5th International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Africa Middle East Region General Session and Exhibition taking place in Addis Ababa from September 26 to 28 September 2017. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Emerging Digital Dentistry and Inequalities in Oral Health” which will provide an international platform for discussion of present and future challenges in oral health, dental education, technology, equity and more.
The Conference will comprise a number of side events, including:
- The 5th International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Africa Middle East Region General Session and Exhibition;
- The 31st IADR East and Southern Africa Division Annual Meeting;
- The 14th Annual Scientific Conference of IADR Nigerian Division and
- The 12th Annual Meeting of Ethiopian Association for Dental Research.
So come and join leading experts and allied professionals from 26-28 September 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to keep up with the rapidly accelerating pace of change that is already having an impact in Africa on the field of Dental and Oral Health, and will continue to in the future.
The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum will be held on 27 November 2017 at Palais de la Culture, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, host country of the 5thAfrican Union-European Union Summit of Heads of State and Government
The Forum will be the business window of the Summit and will convey practical views and proposals to the political leaders. It will bring together African and European economic operators representing multi-nationals, large corporations, small and medium-scale enterprises and confederations, start-ups, private and public financiers, and multilateral and regional institutions, to discuss practical opportunities to work together and to improve the business and investment climate.
The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) is taking a trade mission to Hong Kong at the 2015 World SME Expo and Hong Kong International Franchising Show, Shenzhen and Shanghai on December 3 to 5, 2015. The mission is led by Mr. Kebour Ghenna, Executive Director, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry and includes delegates from Djibouti, Ethiopia and South Africa. The mission is all about opening doors, providing on-the-ground support, business-to business contacts, and information and tools for all exporters from Africa, especially small and medium-sized enterprises.
September 1-2, 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)