UNDP Africa Senior Managers Begin Annual Meeting in Malabo

Nov 1, 2016

UNDP Africa Director Abdoulaye Mar Dieye in Malabo. Photo: UNDP

UNDP Africa Regional Managers began their Annual Cluster Meeting in Malabo, following a two day retreat of the Regional Bureau's Senior Economists in the same city. 

Placed under the theme "Implementing the SDGs  within the Framework of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063", the meeting will focus on UNDP’s strategic repositining in a context of dwindling development assistance and of economic slowdown. 

The conference will be attended by all UNDP African Representatives and Country Directors, as well as notable external participants such as the African Development Bank Vice-president Albéric Kacou, and African Union Commissioner Anthony Mothae Maruping.

Acknowledging the recent changes in the development landscape, UNDP Regional Director Abdoulaye Mar Dieye said in his opening statement:  “There is no such thing as a UN development agenda, or Agenda 2063 development agenda. There is only one development agenda and we are here to make it all work.”

UNDP’s Africa Annual Meeting will start in earnest tomorrow 2 November 2016 during an official ceremony at the Sipopo International Conference hosted by the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea  Teodorin Nguema Obiang and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

Ms. Clark embarked today on a 4 day visit of the Equatorial Guinea. She is expected to meet meet with the senior governement officials, including President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Foreign Affairs Minister Agapito Mba Mokuy.