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Talent For Africa Session 4: The Business of Sustainable Development
Episode 75th May 2021 • Global Business School Network • GBSN
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Africa accounts for 17% of the world’s population yet emits less than 5% of the world’s carbon emissions. Africa boasts a massive talent population, but also demonstrates the highest rate of education exclusion. It is a continent rich in resources, talent potential, and innovation, but lacks the necessary tools to expand its portfolio in sustainable ways. Session four investigates the various components of sustainable development, from female participation in the workforce to healthcare resources to relevant education, and what the continent is doing to address some of these broader goals. Africa is leading the way in the business of UN Sustainable Development Goal relevancy, but what is holding its people back from success? 


Mamokgethi Phakeng - Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Carl Manlan - Chief Operating Officer, Ecobank Foundation, Togo.

Tavneet Suri - Editor in Chief for VoxDev; Associate Professor, MIT, USA.