Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and renowned African Entrepreneur, Mo Ibrahim are among a high-powered panel discussing new pathways to African growth and development at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) New World Forum, which started on Tuesday 7th October, 2014 to end on Wednesday 8th October, 2014 in Paris.
The discussion, tagged Africa: The Future is Now will explore among others whether Africa is taking off in general or through isolated cases. It will also explore the champions and engines of success in Africa while also interrogating obstacles to growth and the place of the middle class in providing sustainable development. Governor Ahmed will continue in the discussion of functional education and entrepreneurship as multidimensional approaches to developing Africa’s youth and by extension, its growth.
Other panel members, according to a statement by Dr. Muideen Akorede, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication to Governor Ahmed, include Moncef Cheikh-Rouhou, Professor and Member of the Tunisian Parliament, Prof. Achille Mbembe of Witwatersr and University, South Africa, Magette Wade, founder and CEO of Tiossan, Senegal and Lionel Zinsou, Chairman of PAI Partners, France.
Before the discussion, Governor Ahmed joined nine other finalists for the OECD DAC Awards Ceremony, also in Paris, where the state’s highly acclaimed Community Health Insurance Scheme has been shortlisted for the award. The forum will also feature a discussion of PPP ventures in healthcare delivery and the launch of the OECD DAC Publication: Development Cooperation Report 2014.
Discussing Kwara Health: Kwara State Governor Alhaji Abdulfatah, former Governor of the state, Senator Bukola Saraki and Mr. Onno Schellekens, CEO of Pharma Access discussing the Community Health Insurance Scheme at the Paris HQ of OECD.