Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) says all is set for this year’s annual lakeshore conference, which will give an opportunity to economists, policymakers and others to discuss issues affecting the country’s economy.
In an interview yesterday, Ecama executive director Maleka Thula said the conference, under the theme Rethinking the Pillar and Structure for Malawi’s Transformative and Inclusive Growth, will build on last year’s annual conference.
“This year’s theme builds on our previous annual conference theme which identified key pillars and challenges towards achieving sustainable economic growth.
“Thus, this year’s conference will allow members to brainstorm on how suggested solutions can be implemented to achieve sustainable economic growth,” he said.
The conference, which starts tomorrow and ends on Friday, is expected to draw about 200 participants and economists from public and private sectors, academia, donor community and civil society organisations.
According to the conference concept note, the lakeshore meet will have sub-themes, including creating and enhancing the country’s macroeconomic policy environment and transformation of the agriculture sector.
At the end of the conference, a communique will be produced to outline resolutions agreed by members. n