three-day virtual conference taking place from
15 -17 September is a high-level expert event that will use the book Africa First! as a basis to investigate Africa's current status and economic growth and development prospects.
Africa has seen progress in areas such as life expectancy and health, but on most indices of wellbeing such as average income, many African countries lag further and further behind global averages. Instead of narrowing the gap, the last four decades have seen an acceleration of the growing disparities between Africa and the rest of the world.
What policies, investments and new capabilities are needed to close the gap between Africa and its global peers?
This expert conference will answer this important question. It builds on more than a decade of strategic foresight analysis, such as scenario planning and forecasting by the Institute for Security Studies African Futures & Innovation programme, and the Gordon Institute of Business Science's Future of Business project.
Drawing on the ISS and GIBS research and forecasting capabilities, stakeholders and analysts invested in the future of Africa will jointly explore the long-term prospects for the continent. Policy makers and analysts, executives and leaders interested in engaging with the long-term trajectory of Africa would benefit greatly from participating in this event.
This conference is jointly hosted by the Institute for Security Studies and the Gordon Institute of Business Science