The second edition of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) symposium in celebration of Africa day will hold today, May 25th, 2020.
UBA Head, External & Media Relations, Ramon Nasir made this known in a statement on Monday.
The open event will be held virtually starting at 3pm WAT, with the participation of President of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall, President of Liberia, H.E George Weah and United States Senator Chris Coons.
The statement read: These leaders will form part of a high-level leadership panel to be moderated by the Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, to discuss Africa’s economic recovery in the 2020 edition of UBA’s Africa Conversations.
“The African Presidents and global leaders will be joined on the panel by other global leaders including the President & Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), Professor Benedict Okey Oramah; President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer and President and Founder, Africa CEO Forum, Amir Ben Yahmed.
“With over 60% of Africans living below the poverty line, the pandemic poses an existential threat to Africa’s economic growth and this session will define the lessons learned and the roadmap to economic growth and sustainability.
“Together, the leading voices will speak on the theme ‘UBA Africa Day Conversations 2020: Growth, Jobs, and Sustainable Development Amidst a Global Pandemic,’ This will be the second edition of the symposium organised annually by UBA, in celebration of Africa Day.
“Interested participants can register on the UBA website here.
“Africa Day is celebrated worldwide on May 25th, to showcase the diversity and beauty of Africa and its people.
“The United Bank for Africa, with its pan-African footprint spanning 20 African countries, New York, Paris, and London, continues to lead the conversation and focus on the the development, growth, and unity of the continent.”