Chairman of Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu, is to speak on development strategies for Africa with the academia, thought leaders and students in Harvard and Columbia universities.
The event would be a keynote address at this year’s edition of the annual Harvard International Development Conference (HIDC) in Cambridge Massachusetts on April second. The conference with Pathways to Progress as its theme, is organised by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, to explore and evaluate cases of success in development.
Later that day, Elumelu will engage with Columbia University in New York and deliver another keynote address on connecting Africa through internal solutions for development.
Expectedly, Elumelu would 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.
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.thenation