Spotlighting the emerging economic growth on the African continent, the African Economic Forum presents “Africa Reclaiming Africa: Changing the Rules of Engagement.”
For years, Africans have been forced to accept the economic and socio-economic “status quo” as their future across their respective nations. Africa has been tied to foreign aid, subjected to decades-long, incumbent presidential rule in many countries, and dependent on natural resources to spur econ
The tide is now turning. Residents are increasingly expressing the need for change while leaders and policy makers are pushing for self-sufficiency. As a result of this transformation, Africans have become more vocal, innovative and entrepreneurial. We are now witnessing tremendous socio-economic improvement across many countries, and economic growth fueled by local enterprises. Moreover, Africans in the Diaspora are returning home in large numbers, and at a faster pace, to participate in this movement.
Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School, and the Mailman School of Public Health have joined forces to present the ninth annual African Economic Forum on April 13th and 14th, 2012 at Columbia University’s Warren Hall. From modest beginnings, the Forum has grown to be the largest Africa-focused event at Columbia. This year, our objective is to spotlight the growing trend of Africans revitalizing Africa.
This year’s conference will feature Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Mr. Lamido Sanusi; Omomofe Boyo, deputy CEO and co-founder; Oando Plc, African Union Ambassador to the U.S.; Her Excellency, Aminah S. Ali, Grammy-award nominees, Les Nubians, and other distinguished guests.
The two-day conference will include an evening gala, networking that brings together influential individuals concerning the African continent. Panel discussions will involve a wide range of topics including: tourism, land reform, information revolution, peace and security, public health, sovereign wealth, and more. Space is limited. Register early at http://www.AEF2012.com today!