Launch of Economic Development in Africa Report

Zimbabwe’s Tourism Minister, Honourable Walter Mzembi on Thursday 5th July launched the Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 at the Meikles Hotel in Harare. Prior the launch, Dr. Thomas Chataghalala Munthali, Director of Knowledge and Learning – African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) presented the report, which was published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The overall message of the book is that to better harness the potential of the tourism sector to contribute to inclusive growth, structural transformation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Africa should adopt policies that strengthen intersectoral linkages, boost intraregional tourism and promote peace. The launch was attended by over 78 people who included media representatives, various partners from the Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, financial institutions and civil society. The Economic Development in Africa Report is available in the UNIC library.