The Government of Angola’s ambition for wide-ranging reforms to diversify the economy away from oil, increase foreign and domestic investment and promote development of the private sector is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on commodity prices. There is also increasing recognition that economic recovery in Angola must be inclusive and environmentally sustainable, supporting citizens’ income and livelihoods.
At this virtual Angola Forum, speakers will discuss the policy priorities for promoting sustainable economic recovery and resilience beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to broaden space for civic engagement and inclusion in economic policy formulation and outcomes.
Keynote: HE João Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola
HE Geraldo Nunda, Ambassador of Angola to the United Kingdom
Alves da Rocha, Director, Centre for Studies and Scientific Research, Catholic University of Angola
Fausio Mussa, Chief Economist for Angola and Mozambique, Standard Bank
André Gaspar Mendes de Carvalho, President, Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola (CASA-CE)
Antonio Henriques da Silva, CEO, Agência de Investimento Privado e Promação das Exportações (AIPEX) [Agency for Private Sector Investment and Export Promotion]
Paula Coelho, Former Minister of Environment, Angola [2017 – 2020]
Vladimir Russo, Executive Director, Fundação Kissama
Giza Gaspar Martins, National Director for Environment and Climate Action, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Angola
Allan Cain, Director, Development Workshop Angola
ORGANIZER: Chatham House