Why Africa’s development models miss the mark

2020-11-16

Current models used to analyse and improve Africa’s development don’t align with the continent’s dynamics. More realistic and effective approaches should account for the wide-ranging informality that defines African economies. They also need to consider transnational organised crime, climate change, urbanisation, vulnerabilities to pandemics, immense infrastructure deficits and the lawlessness that gives rise to violent extremism.

This seminar discusses the findings of a new ISS report that questions current thinking on how to achieve sustainable development in Africa. Speakers will debate the findings and what they mean for planning and policy around development and transnational organised crime.

Chairperson: Paul-Simon Handy, Senior Advisor, ISS Dakar

Speakers: 

Eric Pelser, Head, ENACT organised crime programme, ISS Pretoria

Dr Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Moeletsi Mbeki, Deputy Chair, SA Institute of International Affairs

Enquiries: 

Eric PelserEmail: [email protected]

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