The Economic Club of Africa in New York is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to networking and thought leadership on trade, investment, and public policy issues with implications for Africa.


ECANY Monthly Speaker Series

Past Events

A Joe Biden Presidency: Implications for US-Africa Trade and Investment Ties

Latest Insights

Summary: Resource Mobilization and Sub-National Fiscal Autonomy: A Development Finance Perspective

September 1, 2021

Summary: The Clean Energy Transition and the COVID Economy: Navigating the SDGs

April 1, 2021

Summary: COVID-19, International Private Capital, and Infrastructure-Led Recovery

December 31, 2020

Summary: A Joe Biden Presidency: Implications for US-Africa Trade and Investment Ties

December 31, 2020

Recent Speakers

Dr. Robin L. Garrell

President, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York

Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Former President of Mauritius

Kathryn Wylde

President/CEO, Partnership for New York City, New York

Dr. Witney Schneidman

Senior International Advisor for Africa Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC, United States

Ambassador Johanna Svanikier

Founder & President, Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa Foundation, Accra, Ghana

Ambassador Charles A. Ray

Chair, Africa Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia

Dr. Fred Olayele

Director, Sprott Centre for African Research and Business, Carleton University, Canada & Board Chair, Economic Club of Africa in New York

Pradip Madan

Managing Partner, Great North Ventures Silicon Valley, California, United States

Dr. Lourdes S. Casanova

Academic Director, Emerging Markets Institute Cornell University, New York, United States

Eric A. Clement

SVP, Fund Manager, Social Impact & Sustainability Investments, RXR, New York

Dr. Marit Kitaw

Interim Director, African Minerals Development Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Mima Nedelcovych

Chairman, AfricaGlobal Schaffer, Washington, DC, United States

Karen Bhatia

Faculty, Stanford University

Dr. Bartholomew Armah

Acting Director, Macroeconomics and Governance, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Aloysius Ordu

Director, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution

Dr. David Luke

Coordinator, African Trade Policy Centre, United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa

Wale Shonibare

Director, Energy Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulations, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Wayne Keast

Co-founder and Managing Partner Inspired Evolution, Cape Town, South Africa

Modibo I. Toure

Special Envoy on Shareholder Relations to the President of the African Development Bank

Joshua Soloway

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Capital Markets, CarbonEthic & Board Secretary, Economic Club of Africa in New York