On April 6, 2013, NYU Africa House and NYU Stern African Business Club hosted the 2013 Annual African Economic Forum. Themed “Africa in Motion: People, Ideas, and Events Reshaping the African Continent”, the forum provided an opportunity for active practitioners in the areas of business, policy, and social enterprise to interact with forum attendees to exchange ideas and insights on Africa’s economic ascent.
The forum featured a Keynote Series, Leadership Fireside Chat, and concurrent panels on Technology, Social Enterprise, Finance, and Development. Speakers included:
Papa Kwesi Nduom – Former Minister of Energy, Economic Planning, and Public Sector Reform for Ghana; Former Managing Partner for Deloitte & Touche West Africa
Kah Walla – World-renowned Entrepreneur, Activist, and Former Cameroonian presidential candidate
Osamuyimen T. (Uyi) Stewart – Chief Scientist at IBM Research Lab – Africa
Jean-Louis Ekra – President and Chairman, African Export-Import Bank
M. Papa Madiaw Ndiaye – Founder and CEO of Advanced Finance and Investment Group
This year, the forum introduced an exciting new program: 9-on-9: New Faces of Africa Series, to spotlight the great efforts and contributions of a new generation of African leaders. 9 young pioneers in the fields of fashion, law, entertainment, business, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise took the stage to share their experiences, ideas, and vision, shedding light on the promise of a new generation of African leaders.
The forum was followed by a celebration party at the iconic Empire State building.
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