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State of the Africa Region

April 16, 2016 | 15:00 ET, 19:00 GMT

What are the main trends shaping the economic development of Africa today? This seminar will discuss key challenges facing Africa amid a weak and volatile global economic environment, including the implications of the region’s continuing dependence on oil and other commodities. But the current environment also presents an opportunity to move forward on the economic diversification and transformation that the region needs to achieve sustained growth and development.

Speakers

Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Cameroon

Manager of Communications for Africa External Communications and Partnerships, World Bank

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group