Upcoming Colloquium Discusses African Economics

Samson Wasao, director of programs for the African Institute for Development Policy, will speak on youth and African development at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in Magruder Hall 2001.

Presentation abstract: With two-thirds of its total population under the age of 30, Africa currently faces challenges and opportunities for development. This youthful continent’s large working-age population will create a window of opportunity, which, if properly harnessed, can translate into higher economic growth and dividends. Wasao will discuss how policies that foster development of human capital and job creation could lead to substantial improvements in the overall well being of African countries and fast-track the development of the continent.

The discussion is part of the Global Issues Colloquium and is co-sponsored by the School for Social and Cultural Studies, Department of Society & Environment and Department of Economics. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at globalissues.truman.edu or from Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or 660.785.6036.

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