The Pan-African Coalition for Transformation (PACT) is a unique platform for policy design and implementation across the continent, being driven through thematic chapters that act as champions for economic transformation.

The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) together with the government of Rwanda co-hosted a side event at the recently held World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Kigali, Rwanda that formally introduced PACT to the forum. The event followed the success of the inaugural African Transformation Forum (ATF) 2016, which was held in Kigali from March 14th-15th.

At the event, ACET’s COO, Daniel Nti, together with Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Claver Gatete, briefed participants about the ATF and its successful launch of the PACT. They presented the workings of the PACT to highly positive feedback from participants.

The event was attended by stakeholders from both the private and public sectors. Among them was the former Swedish Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation, Kristina Persson, who announced her support for PACT. ACET’s Director of Policy Advisory Service, Ed Brown, facilitated an insightful Q & A session after the presentation to allow the economic experts attending the meeting to learn and contribute ideas to the PACT initiative.

ACET, as the PACT secretariat, has begun consulting African governments that have shown eagerness to ensure PACT’s success at various levels. Over the next few months we will constitute Chapters and widely consult stakeholders including the private sector and civil organizations to establish membership of PACT.

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