BY Sandra Appiah, 12:00am April 06, 2012,

Face2face Africa A Proud Media Partner to The Upcoming Columbia University African Economic Forum

Face2face Africa will be joining Columbia University as a media partner to the 9th Annual African Economic Forum. Spotlighting the emerging economic growth on the African continent, this year's forum is themed "Africa Reclaiming Africa: Changing the Rules of Engagement."

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Business School and Law School and Mailman School of Public Health have joined forces to present the 9th Annual African Economic Forum on April 13-14th, 2012 at Columbia University’s Warren Hall.

From modest beginnings, the Forum has grown to be the largest Africa-focused event at Columbia.This year, te objective of the forum is to spotlight the growing trend of Africans revitalizing Africa. Africans, for long, have been forced to accept the economic and socio-economic “status quo” as their future across their respective nations. Africa has been tied to foreign aid, subjected to decades-long, incumbent presidential rule in many countries, and dependent on natural resources to spur economic growth.The tide is now turning – residents are increasingly expressing the need for change while leaders and policy makers are pushing for self-sufficiency.

As a result of this transformation, Africans have become more vocal, innovative and entrepreneurial. We are now witnessing tremendous socio- economic improvement across many countries, and economic growth fueled by local enterprises. Moreover, Africans in the Diaspora are returning home in large numbers, and at a faster pace, to participate in this movement.

Face2face Africa A Proud Media Partner to The Upcoming Columbia University African Economic Forum

This year’s conference will feature Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Mr. Lamido Sanusi and other distinguished guests. Mr. Sanusi’s transformation of Nigeria’s banking industry at the height of the financial crisis in 2009 earned him the 2011 TIME 100 Award as one of the most influential individuals in the world.

The two-day conference will include an evening gala, networking that brings together influential individuals concerning the African continent. Panel discussions will involve a wide range of topics including: tourism, land reform, information revolution, peace and security, public health,sovereign wealth, and more. Space is limited.

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