Date: June 20, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Theme: Market Reforms and Policy Diffusion: A Comparative Analysis of Africa and Southeast Asia

By most accounts, over the past six decades, Asia has outperformed other regions of the world in terms of economic growth and industrial diversification. In particular, the impressive economic performance of East Asian countries like China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines continues to elicit debate in development policy circles on distilling and transferring the lessons from the region to other developing countries.

Date: October 19-21, 2022

Theme: Innovative and Sustainable Financing in Post-COVID Africa: Effective Strategies for Resource Mobilization


With both domestic and external financing drying up in the aftermath of COVID-19, there is a need for fresh ideas and new strategies for financing sustainable development in Africa in the post-pandemic era – just like other regions of the world.

Date: March 2, 2022

Theme: Inclusive Digital Transformation for Economic Resilience in Africa: A Call to Action

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented, exogenous shock to the global economy, with major repercussions on production, consumption, and exchange activities.

Date: January 19-20, 2022

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


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 sub-targets form the core of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. The SDGs balance the economic, social, and ecological dimensions of sustainable development, in addition to aligning the twin goals of fighting poverty and achieving sustainable development.

Date: November 23, 2021

Theme: Accelerating Decarbonization of Africa’s Energy System: A Blue Economy Perspective

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) aims to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.” Improving access to affordable and clean energy for all, while reducing GHG emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector, remains on the front burner of the global energy transition debate.

Date: November 9, 2021

Theme: Harnessing PPPs to Optimize Public Service Delivery Post-Crisis: A Multi-Jurisdictional Perspective


Crises often trigger reinvention. John F. Kennedy once famously said, “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”

Date: June 30, 2021

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


The case for the transition towards sustainable energy systems has never been stronger. Global economic rebalancing, environmental concerns, and improvements in energy efficiency due to technological innovations – all combined – continue to drive the gradual decarbonization of the global fuel mix.

Date: May 17, 2021

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


Join our panel of experts as they discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for international private capital and infrastructure-led recovery in the African context.

Date: February 16, 2021

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


Join our panel of experts as they discuss the implications of the Biden Presidency for US-Africa trade and investment ties.