The Global South-South Development Expo 2017 will be held through the 27th-30th of November 2017 in Antalya, the Republic of Turkey. The Expo provides a powerful platform for all development actors and stakeholders to showcase development solutions, celebrate South-South cooperation success, share knowledge and lessons learned, explore new avenues for collaboration and initiate new partnership efforts. The Expo also highlights the need for global partnership and cooperation among participating stakeholders in the economic and development landscape.

The Expo aptly underscores our collective desire to address development challenges in underdeveloped parts of the world, particularly within sub-Sahara Africa. AU-ECOSOCC wish to use the opportunity to understudy new strategies and development solutions that will support and stimulate economic growth in Africa.  We believe that the time has come for global cooperation to enhance sustainable development. In this sense, the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 resonates with the commitment of African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council to engender necessary actions that will address development challenges in Africa. To this extent therefore, the Office of the Chairperson, Social Affairs and Health Cluster Committee is happy to identify with the Global South-South Development Expo 2017.

African Union ECOSOCC wish to participate in the thematic sessions and to also host a Side Event on the margins of the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 as part of our strategy to present Africa’s perspectives, share experience with development practitioners and showcase opportunities for investment in key sectors of the African economy.

The Side Event with the theme “Opportunities for Investment and Development in Africa” will be highly interactive with Keynote presentations, Panel discussions centered on a meaningful dialogue among participants and stakeholders.


Objective of the Side Event

  • Share experience with development practitioners and present Africa’s perspective and development challenges  Showcase Investment Opportunities in Key sectors of the African Economy
  • Create a meeting point for solution providers, investors, funders/supporters and development practitioners  To create awareness and draw necessary global actions for economic growth in Africa
  • Demonstrate the Expo’s commitment to support sustainable development in Africa



AU-ECOSOCC’s delegation to the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 will comprise of other relevant institutions involved in the development process. The final confirmed list of AU-ECOSOCC delegates including officials, Paper Presenters, Moderator and Rapporteurs will be forwarded to the Expo Secretariat.

In view of the obvious need for AU-ECOSOCC Nigeria to participate at the thematic sessions of the Global South- South Development Expo 2017 and to also host the Side Event meeting so as to share Africa’s perspective at the Expo The tentative programme of the Side Event will be forwarded to you for inclusion into the overall programme of the Expo.