Leveraging Disruptive Technologies in African Markets

April 20, 2018 - 11:00 am

A conversation with:
 
Mr. Olawale Ayeni
Regional Head, Africa Venture Capital Investments
International Finance Corporation
 
Ms. Tahira Dosani
Managing Director
Accion Venture Lab
 
Mr. Chijioke Dozie
Co-Founder and CEO
OneFi
 
Dr. Aleksandra Gadzala
Senior Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council
 
Ms. Njideka Harry
President and CEO
Youth for Technology Foundation
 
Moderated by:
 
Ms. Aubrey Hruby
Senior Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council
 
Welcoming Remarks by:
 
Dr. J. Peter Pham
Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives
Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council
 
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is having a disruptive effect on global markets. There is an opportunity, especially in Africa, to embrace human capital development and exponential technologies, such as Financial Technology, 3D Printing, and Artificial Intelligence, to accelerate industrialization and boost economic growth. However, with this rapid technological expansion has come greater uncertainty and complexity, and a need for nuanced understanding of disruptive technologies and their implications for African economies.

On the margins of the 2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, please join the Atlantic Council's Africa Center on Friday, April 20, for a timely conversation on disruptive technologies and their implications for Africa's economic growth trajectory. The event will also mark the launch of the Center's latest policy briefs on Financial Technology and 3D Printing in Africa, authored by Dr. Aleksandra Gadzala.

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This event is part of a partnership between the Atlantic Council's Africa Center and the OCP Policy Center and is made possible by generous support through the OCP Foundation.

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This event is open to press and on the record.




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