Past eventUnder 35s Forum

Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

20 April 2011 - 19:00 to 20:00

Chatham House, London


Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, Chairman, Africa Matters
Andrea Pizziconi, Principal, The Christie Company
Zain Latif, Principal, TLG Capital
Chair: Lanre Akinola, Associate Editor, This Is Africa, Financial Times



Development and Democracy in Africa is not always the up-down relationship as it is often portrayed, but in reality an informal, parallel economy on which many other countries are heavily dependent. By demonstrating that FDI is not just fuelling the major economic sectors such as mining, forestry and oil but is also tapping into the informal economy, the speakers will explore whether democracy and development can also emerge from the bottom-up by giving people the right tools to support their ambitions.

Please note there will be a reception prior to the meeting from 18.30.