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Tuesday, February 25 • 9:30am - 10:30am

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The United Nations projects that Nigeria’s population will double in size by 2050 and only a competitive private sector economy can achieve a rising standard of living and economic prosperity for more than 400 million Nigerians, the majority of whom will be under the age of 35.  Our indicators of progress must include poverty, income inequality, health & wellbeing, gender gap, jobs and industry ready skills.

This session will bring together a panel of economy experts of diverse backgrounds and thinking to address and encourage dialogue around the following questions.  

[1] What is the Nigeria we would like to see in 2050 and what are the possible scenarios on the path to the future we envision?
[2] How does Nigeria position to mobilize and attract needed investments?
[3] What are the critical enablers of the ‘private sector led economy’ we seek?
[4] How do we develop and deploy our human capital to achieve higher productivity?
[5] What policy framework is required to guarantee we attain our mission of a globally competitive economy that is inclusive?
[6] What role will sub national governments play in the competitiveness and growth agenda?

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Stanley Achonu

Civil Society Adviser, Nigeria Open Government Partnership Secretariat
Stanley Achonu is the Civil Society Adviser at Nigeria Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat - a multi-stakeholder entity currently based in the Federal Ministry of Justice - tasked with ensuring CSO participation and co-creation in implementation of Nigeria’s OGP National... Read More →
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Dr. Ola Brown

Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria
Dr Ola Brown is a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, the Flying Doctors Nigeria (https://www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com/) which saves hundreds of lives across the West & Central African region... Read More →
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Wilson Erumebor

Senior Economist, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Wilson is an Economist with over a decade of experience in socio-economic research, data & policy analysis and policy advocacy. Wilson has expertise and keen interest in macroeconomic research, monetary and fiscal policies, industry analysis, education, youth development and poverty... Read More →
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Yinka Iyinolakan

Head, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Yinka is a highly-skilled and experienced marketing communication professional who has achieved tremendous success in multinational financial services, consumer goods and policy advocacy organizations.He’s the Head of Corporate Communications and Technology at Nigeria's foremost... Read More →

Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, PROSPR