The government of Angola’s ambition for wide-ranging reforms to diversify the economy away from oil, increase foreign and domestic investment and promote development of the private sector is impacted by the pandemic and its effects on commodity prices. There is also increasing recognition that economic recovery in Angola must be inclusive and environmentally sustainable, supporting citizens’ incomes and livelihoods.
At this virtual Angola Forum, speakers will discuss the policy priorities for promoting sustainable economic recovery and resilience beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to broaden space for civic engagement and inclusion in economic policy formulation and outcomes.
This forum will be held with simultaneous interpretation in English and Portuguese.
This event will also be broadcast live on the Africa Programme Facebook page.
Alves da Rocha, Director, Centre for Studies and Scientific Research (CEIC), Catholic University of Angola (UCAN); President’s Economic and Social Council, Angola
Fausio Mussa, Chief Economist for Angola and Mozambique, Standard Bank
António Henriques da Silva, CEO, Agência de Investimento Privado e Promação das Exportações (AIPEX) [Agency for Private Sector Investment and Export Promotion]
André Gaspar Mendes de Carvalho, President, Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola (CASA-CE)
Sizaltina Cutaia, Acting Director for Angola, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
Veronica Rito, Vice President, Federação de Mulheres Empreendedoras de Angola (FMEA)
Giza Gaspar Martins, National Director for Environment and Climate Action, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment
Vladimir Russo, Executive Director, Fundação Kissama
Allan Cain, Director, Development Workshop Angola
Alex Vines, Director, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Natalie Russmann, Incoming Director for Namibia and Angola, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Carlos Lopes, Associate Fellow, Chatham House; President’s Economic and Social Council, Angola