Business News of 2014-04-01

Kofi Kludjeson addresses Harvard confab

Ghanaian Entrepreneur, Prince Kofi Kludjeson, has addressed the fifth annual Harvard African Development Conference, which was held on March 28 and 29, 2014 at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge Massachusetts, in the United States of America.
The conference took a multidisciplinary look at strategies and policies that are contributing to the development of various African nations.
The Executive Chairman of Kludjeson International Group of Companies and a one-time President of the Association of Ghana Industries, Mr Kludjeson, spoke on how African countries could catch up and benefit from today’s global technological advances.
This year’s conference came on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the initiation of the African Union Agenda 2063, a 50-year development agenda spearheaded by the African Union, the New Partnership for African Development, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The conference was, therefore, part of Harvard’s contribution to the development of the Africa 2063 Agenda.
The theme this year was, “An Agenda for Africa’s Development: What Do We Want?” Drawing from the fields of law, government, technology, health, education, design, and media, we will seek to answer the question of what we want for the continent through keynotes, panel discussions, and plenary sessions.
Panellists discussed such topics as “African Future Cities: Discourse on Models of Urban Development,” “Africa and the Media: The Danger of a Single Story,” and “Investing in Human Capital Capabilities: The Role of the Diaspora”.
The dialogue sought to inform all who had a stake in Africa’s development about the strategies, policies, and paradigm shifts that are bettering African nations and their peoples.
The Harvard African Development Conference seeks to bring together a rich array of global policy makers, business leaders, civil society actors, philanthropists, academics, and students who are passionate about Africa’s development.
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