Emerging Markets Forum

March 26, 2017 > March 27, 2017, Abidjan

Patrick Guillaumont and Tertius Zongo were speakers.

The Emerging Markets Forum was created as a not-for-profit initiative to bring together high-level government and corporate leaders from around the world to engage in dialogue on the key economic, financial and social issues facing emerging market countries. The 2017 Africa Emerging Markets Forum took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on March 26-27. This year, the forum was opened by Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d’Ivoire, Niale Kaba, Minister of Planning and Development of Cote d’Ivoire, Harinder Kohli, Chief Executive of the Emerging Markets Forum, K. Y. Amoako, President of the African Center for Economic Transformation.

Demographics and Urbanization - the Jobs Challenge

Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi was speaker on this session. Link to the program Chair: 

Niale Kaba, Minister of Planning and Development of Cote d’Ivoire
Presentation: Hedi Larbi, Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure and Sustainable Development of Tunisia
Discussants: Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, Senior Minister of Planning and Development of Benin; Ingrid Ebouka-Babackas, Minister of Planning, Statistics and Regional Integration of Democratic Republic of Congo (TBC); PatrickGuillaumont, President, Foundation for Studies and Research for International Development (FERDI); Mamadou Lamine Loum, Former Prime Minister of Senegal 


From 2010 to 2050, Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to have the largest absolute (1.3 billion) and percentage (150 percent) increase in total population across all global regions. North Africa’s population growth is the second largest in percentage terms with a projected increase of 60 percent. The continent’s total population is expected to double to 2.5 billion by 2050 accounting for one fourth of all humanity, making it the only region with a young and growing population. Read more

Building African Human Capital - Improving Education Quality

Tertius Zongo, Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Senior Fellow Ferdi and co-author of the book Linking security and development – A Plea for the Sahelwas a speaker on this session.

Chair:  Sidi Toure, Minister of Youth Promotion, Employment and Civic Service of Cote d’Ivoire

Presentation: Ritva Reinikka, Former Director of the Human Development Group, World Bank Africa Region


Masahiro Hara, Senior Consultant, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Jean-Louis Sarbib, Chief Executive Officer, Development Gateway; Former Senior Vice President World Bank; Tertius Zongo, Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso


More information : http://www.emergingmarketsforum.org/