Top Priorities for Africa in 2014
The year 2014 will be pivotal for the region as African leaders and global policymakers grapple with financing and sustaining the continent’s economic growth, overcoming recent breakouts of insecurity and conflict, adapting to evolving demographic changes, and recalibrating Africa’s position within the international community on matters ranging from justice to the post-2015 development agenda.
On January 7, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings hosted a discussion with leading Africa experts on the most important challenges the continent will face in 2014. The panel included: Makhtar Diop, vice president for Africa at the World Bank; Robin Renee Sanders, former U.S. ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria and CEO of FEEEDS; Bright Simons, Ghanaian social entrepreneur and founder and president of the mPedigree Network; John Prendergast, co-founder of Enough Project; and Amadou Sy, senior fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative. Brookings Visiting Fellow John McArthur will moderate the discussion.
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The event follows the release of the new Foresight Africa report, a collection of short briefs on the major issues for Africa in 2014.
On January 7, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings hosted a discussion with leading Africa experts on the most important challenges the continent will face in 2014.
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