UBA Holds Webinar to Celebrate Africa Day 2020


By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme

UBA has launched its second edition webinar titled: ‘UBA Africa Day Conversations 2020: Growth, Jobs and Sustainable Development Amidst A Global Pandemic‘. This webinar is hosted in celebration of Africa Day 2020 and it will be a high-level panel session with African Presidents and global leaders that will be held on Monday, May 25, 2020.

With over 60% of Africans living below the poverty line, the pandemic poses an existential threat to Africa’s economic growth and this session will define the lessons learned and the roadmap to economic growth and sustainability. This discourse is a critical step to Africa’s economic recovery.

The Speakers include:
H.E President Macky Sall, President of Senegal.
H.E President George Weah, President of Liberia.
Senator Chris Coons, US Senator and Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Prof. Okey Oramah, President, Africa Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Amir Ben Yahmed, President, Africa CEO Forum.

Moderated By: Tony O. Elumelu, Group Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) & Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Date: Monday, May 25, 2020

Time: 3 – 4pm (WAT)

Theme: Emphasising Economic Collaboration: Restructuring and Repositioning for the New African Order