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Challenges in African governance, leadership & democracy – KAPTalk with Dr Mo Ibrahim

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Tuesday 19 March — Tuesday 19 March, 2024
School of Business, Economics, and Law, Gothenburg Sweden AND ONLINE

Meet Dr Mo Ibrahim, star entrepreneur and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, who will provide an overview of the causes and effects of military coups and increasing internal conflicts in the Sahel region, Africa.
Welcome to the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg and this KAPTalk on March 19!

In recent times, several African states in the Sahel region have been targeted for military coups and increasing internal conflicts. Dr Mo Ibrahim will provide an overview of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s groundbreaking activities, in particular the causes and effects of these recent developments.

Time: March 19, 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg, Vasagatan 1.
Register by March 17  here
The KAPTalk will be held at SBEL, but if you cannot attend there you can attend online. Register as above.

Mo Ibrahim
Mo Ibrahim

Dr Mo Ibrahim is the Founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which plays an important role in supporting good governance and exceptional leadership on the African continent to the benefit of the quality of life of African citizens. The Foundation focuses on defining, assessing, and enhancing governance and leadership through a series of concrete initiatives, such as the establishment of an Index of African Governance and the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

In addition to his work with the foundation, Dr Mo Ibrahim has a long and prestigious business career. He founded the cellular consulting and software provider Mobile Systems International (MSI), the pioneering mobile telephone company Celtel International, and Satya Capital Limited, a private investment firm primarily focused on Africa. He is also Co-founder and Co-chair of the Africa Europe Foundation, launched to reset and bolster Africa-Europe relations.

He has received numerous honorary degrees and fellowships from a range of prestigious academic institutions, as well as multiple noteworthy awards. In 2023, Dr Mo Ibrahim was awarded the honor of the Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for his services to charity and philanthropy.

KAPTalks - Kapuscinski Development Lectures
Top global thinkers discuss development in the European Union countries and beyond. The series “Kapuscinski Development Lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter, and writer who covered developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme, and partner universities and development think tanks. Over 150 lectures gathered since 2009 over 50,000 participants.

The program is open to a public audience, feel free to forward the invitation to interested colleagues, students, and friends.

Per Cramér, Ola Olsson, Marie Stenseke and Ola Bergström

The project is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg and financed by the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme.


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