Said@Duke: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Africa's Economic Future

Part of the Said@Duke 2017-2018 Series
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Africa's economic opportunity

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the Board of Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, gave a talk titled “Rethinking Development: Sustaining Africa's Rise”, on Feb. 15. Okonjo-Iweala served twice as Nigeria’s finance minister, from 2003-2006, 2011-2015, and briefly as foreign minister, the first woman to hold both positions. She spent 25 years as a development economist at World Bank, rising to the No. 2 position of managing director, overseeing an $81 billion operational portfolio in Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia. The event was sponsored by the Center for International & Global Studies.

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