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UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

by Khristine Custodio last modified Nov 19, 2013 09:31 AM
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is a regional commission mandated to promote the economic and social development of Africa, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation. It supports policies and implements projects on transboundary water, groundwater and river/lake basin management.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

ECA’s thematic areas of focus are on macroeconomic policy, regional integration and trade, social development, natural resources, innovation and technology, gender, and governance.

Its capacity development support to Member States are in the form of:

  • Promotion of industrialization
  • Design and implementation of macroeconomic policy

  • Design and articulation of development planning
  • Supporting mineral resources contract negotiations
  • Promoting the proper management of natural resources for Africa’s transformation

More about UNECA

UNECA was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958. An important aspect of ECA’s work on natural resources is the conduct of policy-oriented research aiming to support the policy, legal and regulatory frameworks for the proper management of natural resources in Africa, including groundwater, transboundary water and river/lake basins management.

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