Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth across the continent has fed an “Africa Rising” narrative. But many Africans have failed to benefit from the current economic boom. The Legatum Institute, with the support of the Ford Foundation, will host a conference in Tanzania from 20-21 May 2015 with experts from academia, civil society, business and politics to discuss how to promote true prosperity.
The conference is based around the findings of the Legatum Institute’s 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, which was launched in 2014. The report complements the Institute’s global Prosperity Index, by ranking 38 countries across the African continent in terms of prosperity—defined as wealth and wellbeing. The report measures GDP and eight sub-indices such as education, health, and personal freedom.
What to expect?
Exploring prosperity in Africa
Women and the Entrepreneurship Revolution
How Data Can Promote Prosperity
Stoking African Innovation: Ways and Means
Business Values for Prosperity
Personal Safety and National Prosperity
Danielle Doughman – Policy Outreach Manager, APHRC, will feature as a panellist in the session on ‘How Data Can Promote Prosperity’ on Wednesday, May 20
For a full list of confirmed keynote speakers and panellists, please click here.
Who Will Attend?
This conference will be attended by delegates from all sectors (including business, government, civil society, international organisations, academia, think tanks, media) from across Africa and abroad. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage in an inclusive and interactive discussion about prosperity in Africa.