Although GDP growth remained robust in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, and both resource-rich and non-resource-rich countries are growing, structural change appears to be limited. But what elements are needed to redesign the economy in Sub-Saharan Africa? Obviously, the key challenge of such a transformation is to reconcile economic and human development – urgently needed in Sub-Saharan Africa – with environmental sustainability. This implies to harness the possible synergies, but also address and manage the possible trade-offs between these two objectives. Yet, there is no doubt that there will be political opposition and resistance to
profound change, as there will be winners and losers. This is why it is important to engage with a multitude of stakeholders when kick-starting social and ecological transformations.
To discuss sustainable development solutions and new pathways that pursue inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth with African stakeholders, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies jointly convene the conference "Green inclusive economic transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Wishful thinking or feasible pathway?" The event aims at bringing together international experts, civil society organizations and trade unions, as well as national policy-makers to feed into the abovementioned global discourse.
After a short introduction to the conference, three parallel breakaway sessions will offer a multi-leveled debate: 1. Jobs and employment; 2. Inclusive agriculture; and 3. Degrowth. The concluding panel will revisit the guiding question of the conference.
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