Global Conference 2017

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?
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Carole Biau

Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute


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

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