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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Speaker's meeting: World Changes affecting Africa


SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Professor Carlos Lopes, Immediate Past Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on 'World Changes affecting Africa'

Event Details:

Venue:    The Mountain Club of South Africa, 97 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Date:      Tuesday 25 April 2017
Time:      17h30 for 18h00 to be concluded by 19h30 (Light refreshments will be served before the event)
RSVP:     To confirm your attendance, please register here, or email Pippa on, or call on 0833052339
Parking:  Freely available on Hatfield Street

Entrance for non-members is R40 or R20 on presentation of a current student identity card.

Read Mr Carlos Lopes article 'Africa poised for greatness — but governments must act fast'

Carlos Lopes is a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town, and Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. He has led several UN institutions, most recently the Economic Commission for Africa, based in Addis Ababa, from which he stepped down in November 2016. Prof. Lopes belongs to a number of Boards including the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Lisbon University Institute, that he chairs. He has recently been appointed as a member of the African Union reform team led by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.