Posted by News Express | 24 May 2020 | 693 times
President Macky Sall of Senegal, his Liberia counterpart George Weah and United States Senator Chris Coons will form part of a high-level leadership panel to be moderated by Mr. Tony Elumelu to discuss Africa’s economic recovery in the 2020 edition of UBA’s Africa Conversations. Elumelu is the Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Other global leaders that will the panel include the President & Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), Professor Benedict Okey Oramah; President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer and President and Founder, Africa CEO Forum, Amir Ben Yahmed.
With over 60% of Africans living below the poverty line, the pandemic poses an existential threat to Africa’s economic growth and this session will define the lessons learned and the roadmap to economic growth and sustainability.
Together, the leading voices will speak tomorrow, Monday, May 25, 2020, on the theme ‘UBA Africa Day Conversations 2020: Growth, Jobs, and Sustainable Development Amidst a Global Pandemic,’ This will be the second edition of the symposium organised annually by UBA, in celebration of Africa Day.
The open event will be held virtually starting at 3pm WAT and interested participants can register on the UBA website here.
Africa Day is celebrated worldwide on May 25 to showcase the diversity and beauty of Africa and its people. The United Bank for Africa, with its pan-African footprint spanning 20 African countries, New York, Paris, and London, continues to lead the conversation and focus on the development, growth, and unity of the continent.
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