Forward Thinking on avoiding another false dawn for Africa and finally seizing the continent’s potential with Carlos Lopes

12 Jul 2023 • 39 min • EN
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Cohost Janet Bush talks with Carlos Lopes. He is a professor in the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town. He’s also an affiliate professor at Sciences Po, Paris, an associate fellow in the Africa Program at Chatham House, and a member of the African Union reform team. Lopes was the policy director for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. He serves as an advisor on MGI’s research on Africa, including our latest report, which discusses the continent’s human capital and natural resources and how they can help to accelerate productivity and reimagine Africa’s economic growth. His views are his own. In this podcast, he covers topics including the following: The factors constraining Africa’s potential The promise of AI for Africa The threat and opportunity of climate change for Africa See for privacy information

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