Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers Kofi Annan Eminent speakers’ 2020 lecture African Development Bank: Monday 16 November 2020, 10.50 to 12.00 GMT

Event – Virtual

WHAT: 2020 lecture by Kofi Annan Eminent, with former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair

WIE: African Development Institute, African Development Bank Group

WHEN: Monday 16 November 2020, 10.50 to 12.00 GMT

WHERE: Virtual

His Excellency Tony Blair, Executive Chair of the Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, delivers the Kofi Annan Eminent Speakers’ 2020 lecture at a virtual event hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) be arranged. .

The virtual lecture, under the theme Building Back Better in Post COVID-19 Africa: The Role of Technology and Governance, is attended by dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, and Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist and Vice President. for economic management and knowledge management of the Bank.

Since leaving office, Blair has Institute for Global Change to work on some of the most difficult challenges in today’s world, believing that true leadership has never been more necessary or difficult. The work of the institute focuses mainly on three areas: supporting governments to deliver effectively for their people, for peace in the Middle East and the fight against extremism.

Teams from its Institute support leaders around the world directly in their fight against COVID, as well as analysis and advice to help countries mitigate economic impact, harness the power of technology, and better position themselves for rebuilding. the coming countries.

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About ADI: the ADI is the focal point of the bank’s capacity development initiatives. The ADI contributes to efforts to build sustainable capacity for development efficiency in the local member states of the institution.

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