Lunches
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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 007

Sponsor Informational Lunch: Mckinsey Africa

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

Sponsor Informational Lunch: Mckinsey Africa

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 007

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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten Hives 304
Thematic Lunch: Travel & Tourism
Themed Networking Lunch
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Thematic Lunch: Travel & Tourism

Connect with folks that are interested in travel and tourism in Africa over lunch.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Batten Hives 304
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Keynotes
Saturday
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5:00 pm
Klarman Hall
Redefining the African Narrative
Cultural narratives and the interplay between social development and economic progress in African countries
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Redefining the African Narrative

This session is dedicated to exploring the intricate social fabric of African nations and their influence on the global stage. We'll delve into topics such as innovation, cultural influence, economic development, and the challenges and opportunities faced by African countries in today's interconnected world and explore subjects like gender equality, cultural narratives, and the interplay between social development and economic progress in African countries. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights from one of the most articulate voices on African development and global competitiveness.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 5:00 PM
Klarman Hall
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Keynotes
Friday
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3:30 pm
Klarman Hall
Undoing the African Debt Trap
What role does the public and private sector play in undoing sovereign debt traps in Africa
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Undoing the African Debt Trap

In 2022, public debt in Africa reached USD 1.8 trillion. While this is a fraction of the overall outstanding debt of developing countries, Africa’s sovereign debt has increased by 183% since 2010, a rate roughly four times higher than its growth rate of GDP in dollar terms. Today, 60% of African countries spend more on repaying their debts than on healthcare, a trend that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the war on Ukraine and the overall economic slowdown in the past few years. While international organizations have stepped in to support (for example, the G20 assisted 31 out of 36 eligible African countries with its Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI)), the question remains: Why has Africa not been able to break out of this debt trap? And what role does the public and private sector play in moving past this dynamic?

America/New_York
Feb 16, 2024 3:30 PM
Klarman Hall