Mon, Mar 22, 2021 12:40 PM –

Fri, Mar 26, 2021 1:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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We are excited to announce the 17th Africa Economic Forum (formerly African Economic Forum), a student-led collaboration between Columbia Business School and the School of International and Public Affairs. We look forward to having you join us and our distinguished speakers in this first virtual edition as we explore the theme — Africa on the Move: Charting a Path Forward in the Wake of a Global Crisis.

Our goal this year is to evaluate the progress being made on the continent amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in areas including trade, healthcare, technology and innovation, social movements, and capital investment. While showcasing this growth and development over the past year, we will discuss solutions to the pressing issues that will likely challenge Africa's post-pandemic economic recovery.

Through candid and holistic conversations, this year’s conference will provide a lively virtual space to discuss the ways in which creative and innovative ideas can be leveraged to positively shape Africa's future and cement it's place as a major player in the global economy.

AEF continues to provide a forum for meaningful engagement and thought-provoking discussions and this year will be no different. You'll hear from an impressive lineup of speakers from across the region and even in these unprecedented times, we expect participants to leave with a renewed sense of hope in Africa's success and to be inspired to do their part in moving the continent forward.

*Note to Columbia University, but not Columbia Business School, students and alumni: you must register on Campus Groups as a guest in order for the registration to go through. Unfortunately, non-CBS accounts cannot use the 'Columbia Login' option.

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