Investing in African Prosperity
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda
Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman and Founder, Econet Wireless
Rhonda Zygocki, Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning, Chevron

Africa is home to six of the 10 fastest-growing economies, driven largely by surging foreign investment flows. FDI is expected to reach $150 billion in 2015 - double the amount received last year and six times more than in 2000. Africa is also home to the world's largest concentration of impoverished people, and the considerable gap between rich and poor continues to widen. For Africa's natural resource sector - target of 90 percent of foreign investment - to spread prosperity, reduce inequality and underwrite gains in human development, a new, collaborative approach to investment is essential. There are important roles for a range of players: investors, corporations, governments, development agencies, NGOs and foundations. This panel of global leaders will discuss innovative and untraditional ways to expand health care, build institutions and broaden the economic base on the continent.

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