Elumelu Takes Africapitalism To Harvard And Columbia Universities

Source: thewillnigeria.com

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, (THEWILL) – Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu would at the weekend engage with the academia, thought leaders and students in two prestigious universities in America, Harvard and Columbia, on development strategies for Africa.

He is expected to share ideas on the promotion of entrepreneurship development and his economic philosophy of Africapitalism which encourages long term private sector investments in strategic sectors of the economy that create economic prosperity and social wealth.

Elumelu, who is also Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), will be delivering a keynote address at the 2016 edition of the annual Harvard International Development Conference (HIDC) in Cambridge Massachusetts on Saturday April 2, 2016.

The conference themed Pathways to Progress is organized by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, to explore and evaluate cases of success in development.

Later that day, Elumelu will also deliver another keynote address on connecting Africa through internal solutions for development in Columbia University, New York.

The case study of focus is the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) which is a 10-year, $100m commitment by Elumelu, to identify and empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs with the aim of creating 1 million jobs and adding $10 billion to African economies and has entered its second year and its impact being felt on the African economic landscape.

Other speakers expected at the conferences include Dr. Donald Kaberuka, former President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other respected scholars and business leaders from across the globe.

Story by David Oputah