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Harnessing Urbanization for Growth and Shared Prosperity in Africa

April 17, 2015 | 15:00 ET, 19:00 GMT

Africa has grown more rapidly than any other region in the world with an additional 450 million people expected to move to Africa’s cities between 2010 and 2040. With the potential to grow, attract investments, be innovative and create more jobs, how can cities turn this rapid urbanization into a win win?

Join a panel of global experts, including world renowned Economist Paul Collier and representatives from some of Africa’s busiest cities, as they discuss how to build infrastructure, boost employment and improve the quality of life, housing, education and health services for the growing numbers of Africa’s city dwellers.

Speakers

Vice President, Infrastructure, World Bank

Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments Association

Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford University

Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Vice-Presidency, World Bank Group

Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience, World Bank Group