Africa 2016 – The Village of the Future

How can rural economies become autonomous?

Dimensions to be addressed:
– Moving from a consumer to producer mindset
– Fostering distributed manufacturing
– Building on the strengths of their communities

·Cynthia Gordon, Executive Vice-President; Chief Executive Officer, Africa Division, Millicom Services UK, United Kingdom.
·Sameer Hajee, Chief Executive Officer, Nuru Energy Group, Rwanda.
·Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York.
·Gisele Yitamben, Founder and President, Association pour le Soutien et l’Appui à la Femme Entrepreneur (ASAFE), Cameroon.

Moderated by James Mwangi, Executive Director, Dalberg, South Africa.

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