Panel Talks & Workshops
Africa in 2022: Prospects and Forecasts
- 5:45 pm
26 January 2022
Online | Free
2022 looks to be another unpredictable year for the world and for Africa. The Covid pandemic and accelerating climate change throw up new challenges as each old one is mastered. While much of the world bounced back from Covid in 2021, including parts of Africa that benefited from recovering commodity prices, the lag in vaccinations across the continent, due more to limited supply than human hesitancy, constrained growth. Travel, tourism and trade all face continuing hurdles, and climate-related difficulties for agriculture, energy and water supply risk exacerbating conflict hotspots.
Africa in 2022: Prospects and Forecasts will look at Africa’s response to these challenges and to the continued political strains in a number of regions. How will Africa’s vibrant and inventive economic and cultural-creative actors respond? What opportunities will emerge even in these difficult circumstances? And how will these affect Africa’s interaction with the rest of the world?
- Moctar Kane – Country Manager, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
- Yoanna Chikeizie – Founder/CEO, The Assembly Innovation
- Dr Terri Ochiagha – Lecturer in world literatures in English in Royal Holloway
- Professor Francisca Mutapi – Professor in Global Health Infection and Immunity, co-Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh
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