On 9 May 2013, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Donald Kaberuka, addressed an engaging crowd on the potential for emerging powers to be part of the infrastructure solution in Africa whilst highlighting the need for Africa to be resilient when engaging in the global economy.
Dr Kaberuka, who has been the head of the AfDB since 2005, was in Cape Town for the World Economic Forum, and accepted an invitation to address SAIIA members and University of Cape Town (UCT) fellows.
Dr Kaberuka briefly reflected on the successes of the AfDB, and the increased need for regional co-operation across the African Continent. He stressed the importance of infrastructure development to promote economic growth across the continent. To watch Donald Kaberuka’s address, click on the links to the videos below.
The event was co-hosted by SAIIA and UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice.
Dr. Donald Kaberuka, AfDB President: on 'Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth across Africa' - Part I
Dr. Donald Kaberuka, AfDB President: 'Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth across Africa' - Part 2
Media Coverage: African Development Bank head urges region to push for even higher growth levels, Engineering News, 24 May 2013