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Commodity-Led Development and the SDGs in Africa, Ministerial Round Table, Global Commodities Forum, UNCTAD 14
16 Jul 2016 -  Moderator: Julius Korir, PS of Investment and Industry, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Government of Kenya

Introductory remarks:

Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General, UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)

Kostas G. Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General, ad interim, Economic and Social Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Panellists:

Jacob Ouedraogo, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of Burkina Faso

Nii Osah Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana

Willy Bett, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Kenya

Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy of Uganda

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Government of Nigeria

In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this roundtable will assemble ministers from African countries to discuss the role of commodities production and trade in their development strategies. It will also explore and the policies required to ensure that commodities are a source of growth and development in the pursuit of the SDGs.