Africans' Productivity in the 21st Century: The Missing Link

Published on 11th November 2014

Date    - 19-22 November
Venue   - Kenya
Theme  - African's Productivity in the 21st Century: The Missing Link

While Africa’s resources are driving Global industries, Africa is not faring well on the productivity and wealth creation score. Why aren’t Africa’s tremendous physical and intellectual resources working for the continent? With the continent’s tag as the last frontier of investment—Who owns Africa?

Inter Region Economic Network will discuss this topic during the 12th Africa Resource bank Meeting. The objectives of this forum include:-

•To map out Key players in Africa’s development sector
•To determine the role of Africa’s private entities in the continent’s growth and the current status of Africans' contribution in transnational enterprises; innovation and solution giving initiatives.
•To identify challenges Africans face in the productivity arena and offer solutions  that will make Africa to be an effective player in the 21st century

Participants who wish to make a presentation should indicate the topic they wish to present on. The topic should be based on any of the three objectives above. 

Participation is by invitation only. Limited scholarships available on first-come-first-awarded basis. Send application to [email protected]   and cc [email protected].  

About IREN
Founded in 2001, Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) has organized over 80 high profile forums and hosted over 5,000 delegates from across the globe with varied professional backgrounds. The Africa Resource Bank Meeting (ARB) is one of IREN’s key forums that target policy makers, business leaders, media, industry players and academia, for annual brainstorming sessions on various issues that affect Africa.

Previous ARB brainstorming forums have focused on:- Building Africa Through Trade (2003); Property Rights in the African context (2004); Conquering Poverty in Africa through Business (2005); Turning African People into a Resource (2006); Positioning Africa in the 21st Century (2007); Commercializing Africa’s Resources to Promote Prosperity (2008); Probing Governance and Prosperity in Africa (2009) Africa vs. Developed and Emerging Economies: How to Make Africans Win (2010) and Digital Revolution: Opportunity or threat to Africa? (2011). The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How prepared is Africa? (2012).Africa Rising: Myth or Reality?(2013).

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