SM15 Preview: Harnessing Urbanization for Growth and Shared Prosperity in Africa

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 15:00 – 16:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters, JB1-080 & Online

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Africa has grown more rapidly than any other region in the world with an additional 450 million people expected to move to Africa’s cities between 2010 and 2040. With the potential to grow, attract investments, be innovative and create more jobs, how can cities turn this rapid urbanization into a win-win?

Join a panel of global experts, including world rUganda-Farhat-4813-lowrez-wbliveenowned Economist Paul Collier and representatives from some of Africa’s busiest cities, as they discuss how to build infrastructure, boost employment and improve the quality of life, housing, education and health services for the growing numbers of Africa’s city dwellers.

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Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank
Professor of Economics & Public Policy, University of Oxford
Chief Economist, Climate Change Group, World Bank Group
Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience, World Bank Group
Lead Economist for Urban Development, World Bank Group