GC2017 program det
Building Tomorrow's Agents of Change Across Africa
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Canon
   
   

Moderator
Carole Biau, Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers
Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Frank Aswani, Vice President and Director of Strategic Relations, African Leadership Academy
Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, International Finance Corp.
Daphne Kis, CEO, WorldQuant University
Jennifer Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation

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?