Stephen Ellis Annual Lecture by Henrietta Moore: What is prosperity for Africa?
Africa is the continent that has been most bedevilled by development plans and policies. Rising GDP in recent years has not led to better quality of life for most residents, and the challenges of demographics, climate change and disease seem as intractable as ever. What is the future for Africa in the 21st century? African governments, policy makers, activists and citizens have mapped out their own visions and priorities, but how can these pathways to prosperity be realised? This lecture discusses the challenges and constraints Africa faces, but also the forms of innovation and public purpose that provide a blueprint for the future. Professor Henrietta Moore argues that the first step towards prosperity is to recognise the disabling effects of our current thinking about the economic models underpinning theories of development and change. On the occasion of the 2018 Lecture, a new edition of the Stephen Ellis Bibliography, compiled by Jos Damen, will be launched. Afterwards, as of 20:00, there will be drinks in the FSW Café (ground floor). Please register
Pieter de la Court building, Wassenaarseweg 52