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Professor Victor Murinde chaired the BIEA Annual Lecture at the British Academy

22 November 2019

Professor Victor Murinde, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Head of School of Finance and Management chaired the BIEA Annual Lecture 2019 at the British Academy. The lecture focused on building prosperity for Africa. The event featured three outstanding lectures.

BIEA Annual Lecture

The first lecture, on “New Approaches to Prosperity for Africa: an introduction to PROCOL Kenya” was delivered by Professor Henrietta Moore, BIEA President, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, IGP, University College London. This brilliant lecture challenged our current thinking on economic prosperity in Africa and went further to propose a new Prosperity Index using data from rural Kenya.

The second lecture, on “Data Driven Innovation in Kenya” was delivered by Professor Jaqueline McGlade, Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development, IGP, University College London. This lecture provided exceptional insight on innovations for sustainable development in Africa.

The final lecture, on “Farming for the Future” was delivered by Dr Matt Davies, Associate Professor, IGP, University College London. The brilliant ideas covered in the lecture ranged from archaeology to modern methods of rural farming, taking examples from Kenya and a list of East African countries.

The event also featured very lively Question & Answer session on issues ranging from data protection issues to climate risk, firm innovation and the future of Africa.

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