PRESS RELEASE: Economic Club Convenes 2022 Summit on Sustainable Financing and Resource Mobilization Strategies in Post-Covid Africa

October 1, 2022

This October, the Economic Club of Africa will convene a senior-level, invitation-only forum on trade, investment, and sustainable development in Africa.

As Africa rides the wave of the digital revolution to transition from the margins to the mainstream of global commerce, the event is curated to foster commercial and policy solutions in a collaborative environment.

An invitation-only forum, with exciting networking opportunities, stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and the global development sector will explore and harness best practices from around the world to help cultivate a deeper understanding of Africa’s position in the changing global economic order.

Among others, confirmed speakers include Her Excellency Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, former President of the Republic of Mauritius; Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City; Dr. Robin L. Garrell, President, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York; Dr. Witney Schneidman, Senior International Advisor for Africa Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC; Ambassador Charles A. Ray, Chair, Africa Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia; Pradip Madan, Managing Partner, Great North Ventures Silicon Valley, California; Dr. Lourdes S. Casanova, Academic Director, Emerging Markets Institute Cornell University, New York; Ambassador Johanna Svanikier, Founder & President, Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa Foundation, Accra, Ghana; Amaha Kassa, Executive Director, African Communities Together, New York; Dr. Bartholomew Armah, Acting Director, Macroeconomics and Governance, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, Chairman, AfricaGlobal Schaffer, Washington, DC; and Dr. Akolisa Ufodike, Assistant Professor, York University, Canada; Modibo Toure, Special Envoy on Shareholder Relations to the President of the African Development Bank and Director at the Economic Club of Africa; and Dr. Fred Olayele, Chairman, Economic Club of Africa.

The 2022 Summit will be held from October 19-21 in New York City.

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.

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