Madison Committee on Foreign Relations - April Event Tue, Apr 10, 2018 — 5:30PM to 7:00PM

The World Turned Upside Down - Africa in the Lead

Speaker: Richard Zurba, Director of Zurcom International

Africa stands to be a social and economic dynamo in the coming decades. Sub-Saharan Africa is the only global region destined to grow exponentially in population: from about 1 billion now to 2.5 billion by 2050. With that, the GDP per capita is rising quickly at the same time, creating a confluence that will likely make Africa an economic powerhouse in our lifetime. Underneath the statistics is human behaviour. What are the forces behind this expected growth? Richard Zurba will be discussing the growth in Africa with some thoughts on the African youth culture – which will be the driving entrepreneurial business culture propelling Africa through this century. Come with some of your own thoughts and expect a lively discussion about this exciting emerging market.


Madison Club members are welcome. Reservations through are required.