Aid and Development: The Future of Africa

Date: 4/16/2013
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Aid and Developmen​t: The Future of Africa
Presented by the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)
Co-Sponsored by AFRIKANSPORT and Rock Me Africa Magazine

As we approach the end of the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals, the current debate is what comes after, what would be the role of Aid in solving developmental challenges on the African continent. We will explore this debate through the lens of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and other remittances, including the role of China.

The discourse will be centered on Aid in the current Africa landscape, the rise of new donors, changes in the way Aid is delivered, and the future of Aid landscape given the post-2015 MDGs debate.

The objective of this panel is to enlighten the public about the politics involved in Aid and international development, and also to review whether Aid is still necessary for Africa’s growth and development. Even though the continent has received over $1 Trillion in international Aid (ODA+), recent evidence still suggests that the greatest challenge of poverty reduction lies in Africa.

This panel will thus discuss the implications of foreign aid, the current state of foreign aid, and the future of foreign aid in Africa from various perspectives.


Ayodele Odusola

MDGs and Policy Adviser

United Nations Development Program, New York Office

Panel Moderator
Scott Fritzen
Professor of Pubilc Policy
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
NYU Wagner
Kambale Musavuli
Human Rights Activist and National Spokesperson
Friends of the Congo
Nathalie Chinje
International Business Management and Marketing Consultant
Founder and Director
Upbeat Marketing
Wale Idris Ajibade
Founder and Executive Director
African Views

Ishmael Dodoo
UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (CST/ESA)