MARRAKESH, Morocco--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There has been an increasing willingness of North, West, and Central Africa Think Tanks to collaborate on remedying shared issues including economic, social and environmental issues.
In partnership with the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania and the UN Economic Commission for Africa, OCP Policy Center will host on May 2-4, 2016 in Marrakesh the 3rd African Think Tank conference under the theme “Building a Sustainable and Secure Future for the People and Institutions of Africa” More than 70 Think Tanks from over 40 countries are invited to discuss the role they could play in order to best orient policy makers, build more efficient institutions, and secure future for the people of North, West, and, Central Africa.
The Conference will cover areas such as the implementation of development objectives, climate change and preparations for COP22, and ongoing efforts to introduce Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). It will also continue to improve the relationships between African think tanks and further strengthen the linkage between think tanks and policy makers.
About the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP)
The TTCSP at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations.
About the UN Economic Commission for Africa
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
About OCP Policy Center
OCP Policy Center is a Moroccan policy-oriented think tank striving to promote knowledge sharing and contribute to an enriched reflection on key economic and international relations issues. By offering a southern perspective, the OCP Policy Center aims to provide a meaningful policy-making contribution through its four research programs: Agriculture, Environment and Food Security, Economic and Social Development, Commodity Economics and Finance, Geopolitics and International Relations.