North Africa’s 34th ICSOE to hold meeting on Nov. 25 in Aswan
Sunday, November 17, 2019
North Africa’s 34th ICSOE to hold meeting on Nov. 25 in Aswan


The Economic Commission for Africa is set to hold the 34th Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) for North Africa on November 25-28 in the southern Egyptian governorate of Aswan.

This 2019 edition of the ICSOE, previously known as the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE), will take place in partnership with the Ministry of Planning under the theme: “The African Continental Free Trade Area and employment: impact for North Africa of enhanced trade facilitation and regional integration.”

This event will include an ad-hoc expert group meeting on 25-28 November, on: “Trade Facilitation in North Africa for Enhanced Regional Economic Integration: Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward”.

As a statutory body of the ECA Office in North Africa, the ICSOE is an annual meeting of member country representatives and high-level experts from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, and development partners in North Africa including the General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) and representatives of UN, intergovernmental and civil society organizations, as well as academics.

Participants will discuss topics related to the economic context in North Africa, as well as regional integration and job creation issues.

The meeting recommendations will be presented at the ECA 53rd Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on March 18-24, 2020.