Said@Duke: Célestin Monga on Africa's Challenges and Future
via Duke Today:
"There is no problem that any African country is facing today that hasn't been seen elsewhere and successfully addressed."
Célestin Monga, vice president and chief economist of the African Development Bank Group, gave the African Initiative Keynote Lecture on African Economic Futures, on April 2. Monga has held various board and senior executive positions in academia, financial services and international development institutions, serving most recently as managing director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and senior economic advisor-director at the World Bank. He has published widely on various dimensions of economic and political development. The event was sponsored by the Center for International & Global Studies, the Africa Initiative, and the Department of Economics.