A conversation with:

Ms. Anabel González
Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice
World Bank Group

Ms. Helen Hai
Made in Africa Initiative

Mr. Jonathan Said
Head of the Inclusive Growth and Private Sector Development Practice
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Moderated by:

Ms. Aubrey Hruby
Senior Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Welcome and introductory remarks:

Dr. J. Peter Pham
Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives; Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Africa faces a daunting challenge. If current trends continue, Africa will face a shortfall of 50 million jobs and livelihoods by 2040. Thus, African governments are trying to find a way to keep unemployment levels down and create jobs for the continent’s burgeoning population. To succeed, the approach of government officials and of the international community needs to change. If Africa is to create the jobs and livelihoods needed to ensure a prosperous future, the approach will need to become much more context-specific, strategic, and targeted.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, in partnership with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, on Monday, November 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a discussion on what can be done differently to allow governments and the private sector to tackle Africa’s employment gap on the occasion of the US launch of the Institute’s new report: The Jobs Gap: Making Inclusive Growth Work in Africa.

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Atlantic Council
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Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.