Building Entrepreneurship, Economic Opportunity and Peace in Africa

April 28, 2022 01:02:35
Building Entrepreneurship, Economic Opportunity and Peace in Africa
Events at USIP
Building Entrepreneurship, Economic Opportunity and Peace in Africa

Apr 28 2022 | 01:02:35


Show Notes

As one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, Tony Elumelu understands the importance of an entrepreneurial-driven private sector in building sustainable peace in Africa. On April 28, USIP and The Heritage Foundation held a discussion with Tony Elumelu on the links between entrepreneurship and peacebuilding in Africa — as well as how African leaders and the international community can harness the potential of the continent’s private sector to move Africa toward a better future. Also joining this important conversation was Dana Banks, special assistant to the president and senior director for Africa at the National Security Council.


Lise Grande, welcoming remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Tony Elumelu
Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation

Dana Banks
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa, National Security Council, The White House

Makila Jamesco-moderator
Senior Advisor, Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace

Joshua Meserveyco-moderator
Senior Policy Analyst, Africa and Middle East, The Heritage Foundation


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