Economic development is a critical component that drives economic growth in an economy.
NOVAFRICA is the Nova SBE Knowledge Center dedicated to promoting business and economic development in the world, with a particular focus in Africa, line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations.
Professors Cátia Batista and Pedro Vicente, scientific Directors of NOVAFRICA, will explain how NOVAFRICA together with its network of academics and partners, governmental and non-governmental organizations, has been undertaking a wide range of applied research projects. The center has contributed to a more sustainable development model with publications in top academic journals and the debate on the more effective public policies to support the local communities and private sector development.
NOVAFRICA has had a positive impact in more than a million people lives!
The topics that will be addressed are current and impactful. In the context of an ageing society and strong demographic pressure on European economies, the topic of international migration to Europe acquires exceptional relevance. Professor Catia Batista is going to analyze this theme, focusing particularly on African migration to Europe.
The link between natural resources and conflicts in developing countries is another pressing issue in a world questioning its sources of energy. Professor Pedro Vicente is going to talk about how good public policies can prevent conflict and radicalization in resource-rich African settings.
Join the session, with Q&A, on September 2 at 3 pm.