Global Conference 2017
Building Tomorrow's Agents of Change Across Africa
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
By the close of the century, sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's most populous region. Growth and prosperity will depend not on natural resources, but on the talent and entrepreneurial energy of the region's young professionals. Continuing education, workplace training and international exchange programs are among the initiatives preparing the next generation of leaders. Questions considered by this panel will include:
- How can we give young professionals the skills they need for meaningful careers in health, financial markets and other sectors critical to long-term growth?
- How can philanthropy, industry and the public sector most effectively expand educational opportunities and make them more relevant to the region's needs?
- How can technological innovation accelerate the democratization and globalization of professional education?