Join the CDM for a special session with former president of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr Greg Mills who will share their personal experiences and insights into 'Making Africa Work.'
Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big inter-related challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected with each other and the world through mobile devices. Properly harnessed and planned for, this is a tremendously positive force for change. Without economic growth and jobs, it could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and of muddling through will no longer work because of these population increases. Instead, if leaders want to continue in power, they will have to promote economic growth in a more dynamic manner.
Obasanjo and Mills will be launching their book "Making Africa Work", which offers a first-hand account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs on the continent. Copies will be available to purchase.
Breakfast and registration: 07:30-08:15