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Shaping Africa’s future growth

Wednesday 23 June 2021 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

About this event

Africa’s population is the youngest on earth and the fastest growing. Research recently published by the Lancet predicts that in the year 2100, five of the 10 most populous countries on earth will be in Africa.

These demographic trajectories will have a dramatic impact on the global economy and who shapes it. This is clearly an opportunity for the continent and its leaders, but job creation in Africa is not keeping pace with this rapid population growth resulting in a ‘ticking time bomb’.

Yet for Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group, digital technology and the move to online is a chance for Africans to not only create jobs, but to reach new employment opportunities both on the continent and within the global jobs market.

Join us for a conversation with Fred, a leading voice on African leadership, in which we will discuss the role of leaders in unlocking the continent’s potential, and how investors can work to create sustainable job-creating private sectors.

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Fred Swaniker

Founder, African Leadership Group

Tenbite Ermias

Managing Director, Africa, British International Investment

Colin Buckley

General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, British International Investment

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