'Africa Beyond Aid' - President Nana Akufo-Addo's vision for the continent
Date & Time: 13:00-14:30, Tuesday 21 November 2017
Venue: Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
As part of international events marking Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo will address an audience at a public event on Tuesday 21 November hosted by the Royal African Society at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
After 60 years of political independence, Ghana is positioning itself as a beacon of stability and economic success in the region. President Akufo-Addo has announced a bold mission to build ‘a Ghana beyond aid’, with the aim to inspire ‘an Africa beyond aid’. The President will give a keynote speech on his country’s move to industrialisation and investment. He will also shed light on the prospects and challenges of this transition for the African continent as a whole.
This message of this mission comes at a key point as the UK redesigns its post-Brexit trade and investment policies. The President and guest speakers will highlight some new areas of opportunity and specific policy initiatives to facilitate investment and trade flows.
Journalist and barrister Afua Hirsch will moderate a discussion responding to the President’s remarks and highlight the importance of mobilising the skills of Africans in the diaspora, with a panel of guest speakers including Afrobeats artist Fuse ODG (also Ghana’s Tourism and Cocoa Ambassador). For many years, remittances, skills and technology transfers have had an impact on African countries that far exceeds foreign aid. The event will be a platform for dialogue on business opportunities, partnerships, and mobilising the diaspora across several sectors.
Presented by the Royal African Society and supported by WorldRemit and DeCharles.
Tickets: £15 Royal African Society Members / £30 Non-members / £15 Non-members (concession). Book on Eventbrite.
Please note that due to the nature of this event, late-comers will not be admitted.