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UNCTAD to Host Africa Launch of Report at the 4th SACO International Conference

BY 07.11.22

The United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will host the Africa launch of its new Creative Economy Outlook and Report 2022 at the conference.

This new report offers insights into the survey carried out by UNCTAD with member States on the creative economy highlighting institutional arrangements and national plans and strategies for 33 countries. The findings show how the creative economy has become a sector of growing social, political, and economic importance.

UNCTAD Creative Economy Programme Chief, Dr. Marisa Henderson will also be one of the conference speakers who will be able to unpack the report. 

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As I pen this, I am beaming with excitement. After a four-year-long wait, the 4th SACO International Conference 2022 is finally here. We are literally a few weeks away from the much-anticipated SACO International Conference that so many in the industry have kept asking me about.

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