Africa 2024: Prospects and Forecasts (EDINBURGH)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Free - Registration is required
Africa 2024: Prospects and Forecasts (Edinburgh)
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Kick off your year with a wide-ranging look at the Prospects and Forecasts for Africa in 2024 by an expert panel from diverse fields of work.
Join the Royal African Society and Edinburgh University for a wide-ranging look at the Prospects and Forecasts for Africa in 2024. An expert panel will examine the political, economic, climatic and cultural outlook for Africa in the year ahead at the University of Edinburgh on the 6th February.
1. 2024: Africa’s electoral landscape in a global year of elections.
2. Doing business with countries in Africa in 2024: what’s new? Is the African Continental Free Trade Area a reality?
3. What’s it like being an entrepreneur in Africa in 2024? Who are they? Why do they struggle to finance their businesses? Will the African Continental Free Trade Area help?
4. COP28: the first dedicated Health Day at a climate conference. What is the connection between climate impact and health?
5. Global Public Healthcare: What will the upcoming Global State of the World’s Nursing Report mean for Africa? Why is primary healthcare the key to community resilience?
6. Post-pandemic: What has the pandemic response in Africa revealed about both communicable and non-communicable diseases across the continent? How are countries in Africa building their healthcare resilience and self-sufficiency through the pharmaceuticals and research?
And that’s not all! Come and join us for the liveliest of debates moderated by Mary Joboson, a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at the University of Edinburgh Futures Institute.
In partnership with Edinburgh Global and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
Mary Joboson | Mastercard Foundation Scholar at the University of Edinbrugh Futures Institute
Mary is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at the University of Edinburgh’s Futures Institute where she is pursuing an MSc in Data, Inequality and Society. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with distinction from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Joyce Onuonga | Director/General Manager of John White & Son
Dr Tom Molony | Senior Lecturer in African Studies, University of Edinburgh
Dr Samuel Mwaura | Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of Edinburgh
Professor Aisha Holloway | Professor of Nursing Studies and Co-Director of Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative
Professor Liz Grant | Assistant Principal (Global Health) and Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh
Dr Geoffrey Banda | Senior Lecturer in the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies department in the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Edinburgh
This is a hybrid event, to join us online please register here.