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2021 Sep 22

Responding to humanitarian and food crises in Nigeria

10:00am

Location: 

Virtual Event

Hon. Sadiya Umar Faruq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Chair: Dr Leena Koni Hoffmann, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Nigeria faces significant challenges due to the impacts of widening insecurity and a worsening humanitarian and food crisis that is currently affecting the northeast of the country. The World Food Programme estimates that 3.4 million people are currently facing acute hunger in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, and that another 4.3 million are entirely dependent on food...

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2021 Sep 28

China-Africa Conference 2021

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual Event

Lead the 22nd Century: Africa’s Future and the role of China

China has become Africa’s largest investor, biggest trading partner, preeminent digital services provider and, increasingly, a soft power influencer. It is clear that China’s role in Africa’s future will be both complex and enduring.

As part of the launch for the China-Africa Initiative at LSE, the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa is thrilled to announce the first virtual China in Africa conference, ...

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2021 Sep 28

International Conference: Agriculture as a Driver of Africa's Development

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Virtual Event

The central theme will be -- Achieving Food Security, Economic Transformation, Human Development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This auspicious gathering will take place virtually on SEPTEMBER 28th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EST - Washington, DC). Kindly review the attached ...

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2021 Oct 04

3rd Edition of the Africa Policy Dialogue Series; Reviving Nigeria’s Economy

7:30am to 9:00am

Location: 

Virtual Event

Over the past five years, Nigeria’s economy has experienced two major external shocks that culminated in two economic recessions due to the drop in crude oil prices from approximately $107.95 in 2014 to about $43 by 2016 and the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Given Nigeria’s dependence on crude oil exports for majority of its foreign exchange earnings and government revenues, these two shocks have had a severe negative impact on economic growth, government revenues, foreign exchange earnings, inflation and Nigeria’s balance of payment position.

As a result of these...

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