AFRICAFE: Africa and the New International Financial Architecture

October 12, 2023

The African continent has long been a focal point for discussions surrounding economic development, global finance, and international cooperation. With the ever-changing global economic landscape and the emergence of new financial paradigms, it is imperative to explore how Africa positions itself within this shifting framework. During this episode, we will unpack the evolution of international financial architecture to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the international financial system has evolved over the years and the implications of these changes for African nations. With the relocation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual meetings to Africa in 2023, we will explore the continent’s role in shaping international financial governance, from its participation in international organizations to advocating for reforms in international financial institutions.

This episode will feature a key expert with extensive experience in international finance, and global economic governance to gain valuable insights into the complex relationship between Africa and the evolving international financial architecture and explore potential strategies for fostering economic growth, stability, and sustainability on the continent.

Speakers
Ahmed Ouhnini
Economist, Policy Center for the New South
Ahmed Ouhnini is an Economist at the Policy Center for the New South. His research area covers agricultural economics, human and social development. Previously, he has worked as a researcher at the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and has also a record of working in consulting services in Morocco. Ahmed holds an engineering Diploma in Agriculture and Rural Development from the National School of Agriculture of Meknes and a Master’s Degree in Law, Economics and Management from the Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne Institute of Development. ...
Marc Uzan
Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC)
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