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Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: J-B1-080, World Bank Group HQ & Online

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.


Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Manager of Communications for Africa External Communications and Partnerships, World Bank
Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Cameroon
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda