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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.

Governor of Imo State, Nigeria

Hope Uzodinma is currently the Governor of Imo State. He used to be the Senator representing Orlu, Imo West constituency of Imo State, Nigeria.

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

He is an icon in the Nigerian banking and finance sector. Summarily, Emefiele has over 26 years of experience in the banking industry.

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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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    <First Lady, Republic of Namibia/>
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    We should embrace digital technology in our educational system

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    <Vice Chancellor Niger Delta University, Nigeria/>
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    The main purpose of education is to develop human capacity.

    Aare Afe Babalola, SAN
    <Founder and President, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria./>
    Dr Martin Fregene

    80% of all the food in the African continent are supplied by SMEs. We therefore need to grow extension services in Africa.

    Dr Martin Fregene
    <Director, Department of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Ivory Coast/>
    Zawadi Sakapalla-Ukondwa

    The Covid-19 pandemic has offered African policy makers the opportunity to strategise. Looking towards better educational system, We should learn to provide technical skills to students who could not get admission into universities.

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    Nancy Nnaji - Founder/CEO, AEC

    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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    <Founder/CEO, African Economic Congress/>
    JOYCE BANDA

    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.

    H.E. Joyce Banda
    <Former President, Republic of Malawi/>
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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.

    New Release: The African Economic Congress 2020 Report.