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Africa: The next frontier for a new global age? Dr Donald Kaberuka in conversation with Prof Paul Collier

Dr Donald Kaberuka

DATE: Thursday 18 November 2010

TIME: 7.00-9.00pm (with a drinks reception to start)

VENUE: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW (use public entrance on Victoria Embankment)

Speaker: Dr Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank

Chair: Prof Paul Collier, University of Oxford

In an age of unprecedented national austerity and global insecurity, the global balance of power has shifted from a unipolar to an increasingly multipolar world order, where new global centres of power compete for influence and resources. This transition however, has yet to take real shape and is continuing to undergo a process of evolution that has so far been neither accurately defined, nor confidently articulated. In light of this, could Africa be on the cusp of a long-awaited turning point? How best can African economies and societies navigate through these uncertain times? What does the future hold for a continent juxtaposed with some of the world's fastest growing economies on the one hand, yet on the other, burdened with what appears to be some of the most intractable global development challenges, all of which amplify the state of inequality and poverty across this vast continent?

At this FPC and Citi event, Prof Paul Collier will pose these and other questions to Dr Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank. This will be followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and make comments.

We expect demand to be high for this event. If you would like to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible by email to:

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