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Former President, Republic of Malawi

Joyce Hilda Banda before becoming president served as the country's first female vice-president. From 2004 to 2014, she served as Malawi's Minister of Women and Children, Foreign Minister, Vice President & President of Malawi from 7 April 2012 to 31 May 2014. She is the founder and leader of the People's Party created in 2011. She also founded 'Joyce Banda Foundation' in 1997 providing women, youth & children with education, better nutrition, economic empowerment & modern housing. It is an organisation that has reached out to 1.3 million Malawians. She is the author of the book "From Day One" on the African girl child.

First Lady, Republic of Namibia

She is a Namibian entrepreneur, lawyer and First Lady of Namibia since 2015. She has been a board member and director within many of the country's large companies. She was a member of the presidential economic advisory council's Exco and chaired one of its steering committees.

AU High Representative for Partnerships with Europe

He has occupied several leadership positions across the UN system, including policy director for Secretary-General Kofi Annan and executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS

Comfort also serves as Senior Gender Adviser to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), where she serves as principal adviser on gender issues to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General.

Special Adviser, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, AU

A Professor of Economics, Afeikhena Jerome has held several distinguished positions. As an accomplished Development Economist, he has over 100 publications including books and articles in accredited journals.

Special Advisor to the CEO, AUDA-NEPAD on Engagement with Private Sector and Resource Mobilization

She started her professional life as early as the age of 16 being the Vice-President of Fifaw NGO, a Moroccan NGO advocating for youth and women integration in the society through culture and entrepreneurship. She then was elected as the Deputy Secretary-General of “Alliance des Indépendants” a Moroccan political Think Tank which supports and attempts to influence decision-makers in various ministries by conducting studies and developing papers on several social and political issues.

Former Minister of Higher Education, Zimbabwe

Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician, who served in the government of Zimbabwe as Minister of Higher Education. He is considered the core architect of the AIPPA and POSA restrictive legislation.

Founder and President at Manna Foundation, Zimbabwe

Her Excellency, Anastasia Ndhlovu, immediate past Deputy Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Zimbabwe. She is also an international speaker of repute on Sustainable Development.

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Africa is special and is an integral part of the world system. AEC2020 will be setting the pace for sustainable economic growth in Africa across different sectors. For this reason, we must seize the power of collectiveness and harness the strength of unity to make the African dream come to life.

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    Covid-19 pandemic as being a mirror of who we are as a society and a reflector of the economic, social, and political systems that are producing and perpetuating inequalities.

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    Africa is special and is an integral part of the world system. AEC2020 will be setting the pace for sustainable economic growth in Africa across different sectors. For this reason, we must seize the power of collectiveness and harness the strength of unity to make the African dream come to life.

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    Africa financing the 2023 Agenda and managing Post Covid-19 recovery process will only succeed through implementing home-grown intervention solutions and utilisation of Africa's own resources. Because Africa has everything it needs to create change and the time has come for Africans to work together to make a new Africa.

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    Founder/CEO

    Nancy Nnaji is the CEO/Founder of African Economic Congress. With her vast experience spanning over two decades in media and journalism in the Business and Economy niche, Nancy leverages on these to launch the African Economic Congress in 2019.

    Research Writer

    Naomi Ndifon is a Research Writer at the African Economic Congress with interest in economic development, healthcare policy reforms and financial inclusion for women.

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    Ogine Victor Afam is a journalist who has an unbridled passion for research writing. He graduated from a reputable Ivory Tower in Nigeria where he studied Mass Communication. He is a strong advocate of developmental journalism.

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    Chidera works as an Operations manager, and being an Operations manager she believes in analyzing and improving organizational processes, and also working to improve quality, productivity and efficiency in an organization. When Chidera is not behind the desk, she is found reading, writing, occasionally hiking and travelling.

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