AMLF 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Over the years, AMLF has grown both in size and stature –debuting with a modest gathering of 55 delegates in 2008 to over 550 publishers, managing directors, CEOs and other media decision makers in November 2012 in Dakar, Senegal.

The 2013 Forum was organized in partnership with 4 key African institutions – the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the African Union (AU), the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as well as with the Sub-Saharan Africa Media Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS Media Africa).The theme for AMLF 2013 Forum was “Media and African Renaissance”. AMLF 2013 took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference Hall on 7 and 8 November. Delegates’ registration began in the morning of November 6 at the same venue. And in the afternoon of November 6, in collaboration with the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), AMI held a public debate at the University of Addis Ababa on the theme ‘Are African Media capable of transforming the continent’.

The AMLF 2013 Co-Chairs were Dr Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU).



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Dr. Donald Kaberuka Dr. Carlos Lopes Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
African Development Bank
Executive Secretary,
United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa
(UNECA), Ethiopia
African Union (AU)

Forum Venue

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United Nations Conference Center

The 6th annual African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) took place at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA or ECA) located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. It was established in 1958 by the United Nation Economic and Social Council to encourage economic cooperation among its member states (The nation of the Africa continent).  The venue was only 10 minutes’ drive from the  Bole International Airport  and it is a state of the art conference facility which is the ideal venue for all meetings ranging from a  smaller workshops, medium- sized  seminars  to major assemblies  that have welcomed  head of States , royalty  from all over the  world .



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