NYU Africa House Director, Professor Yaw Nyarko, moderated a breakfast discussion with the authors of the book, The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa’s Economic Revolution, Mr. Charles Robertson, and Mr. Michael Moran.

For far too long Africa has been seen as a continent of conflict and poverty. But there is growing recognition of another Africa – one of sustained growth and rising living standards. In his book The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa’s Economic Revolution, Charles Robertson, Renaissance Capital’s global chief economist, predicts African GDP to surge from $2trn to $29trn in the next four decades, and for the continent to become a major driver of global growth. You are invited to join a discussion with author Charles Robertson, contributing author Michael Moran, and other leading commentators on Africa’s economic potential as the continent moves from The Bottom Billion to The Fastest Billion.

This book, the work of a group of African economists and highly respected analysts from Renaissance Capital, the leading emerging markets investment bank, aims to accelerate the world’s realisation that Africa has no intention of allowing the coming decades to add up to an “Asian Century”. Africa’s day has arrived.

Date: Thursday November 29th