How should African governments be thinking about the economy in the context of the pandemic? What kind of assistance does Africa need from the international community financially, and how do African governments position themselves through policies (fiscal, monetary, economic) for a strong comeback once the pandemic resides? Is this an opportunity to rethink African supply and value chains in an era of enforced self-reliance?
- Akim Daouda - CEO, Gabonese Sovereign Wealth Fund - Gabon
- Hippolyte Fofack - Chief Economist at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) - Cairo, Egypt
- Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta - Finance Minister, Republic of Ghana
- Amandla Ooko-Ombaka - Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company - Kenya
- Moderated by Dani Rodrick - Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Each webinar will begin with an update of COVID-19 statistics on the African continent from the Africa CDC, then the moderator will introduce us to the topic and the panelists. After the panelists have a conversation, there will be an opportunity for the audience members to ask questions.
Find more information here: https://africa.harvard.edu/event/africa-and-covid-19-webinar-series-covid-19-and-african-economy