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Economic opportunities for a better future: Leveraging agriculture, innovation and financial inclusion

  • Safari Park Hotel Meru - Nairobi Hwy Nairobi, Nairobi County Kenya (map)


Low-income countries (LICs) have experienced substantial economic growth over the last two decades. But this growth has not been sufficiently inclusive, transformational or resilient. 

This two-day conference co-organised by the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) brought together business, government and research representatives from Africa and Asia to explore what can be done to turn this situation around. It drew on cutting edge research to discuss how we can leverage agriculture, innovation, and financial sector development to build better economic opportunities for all. 

The conference agenda included high-profile keynote speeches, policy panel sessions and research panel sessions. The policy panel sessions provided an opportunity for ministers, academics and private sector organisations to debate important policy issues relating to agriculture, finance and innovation. The research sessions gave academics and researchers a space to explore new research on these issues in more depth. 

How to participate

Registration for in-person attendance is by invitation only, but keynote speeches and policy panel discussions will be livestreamed on both days for anyone to watch. Livestreaming will commence at 09:00 on Friday 28 October, and can be accessed by clicking the button below. 

We will also be livetweeting the event from the @degrp_growth Twitter account, using the hashtag #inclusivegrowth.