Africa is changing rapidly, asserting itself as a true global player. But the combination of the oil price collapse and the Coronavirus pandemic has created new and unforeseen challenges. What are Africa's essential elements of resilience and what will the future hold for its economy?

For event questions, please contact Caroline Gueny-Mentre at


  • Oye Hassan-Odukale, Leadway Assurance Company Limited
  • Nnena Nkongho, Principal at Digital Growth Africa
  • Rotimi Williams, Owner of Kereksuk Rice Farm and former journalist

Moderated by Bassel Jounblat (DMSB'17), Investment Professional at Peninsula Capital Advisors and Northeastern Young Global Leader

About Global Perspectives

Designed by Northeastern's Young Global Leaders, this dynamic new program, Global Perspectives, virtually brings together thought leaders in business, social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation for a compelling exchange of ideas. A platform to share knowledge and effect change, the Global Perspectives online program occurs every other month, and the focus moves to a new region for each session. Stay connected with the YGL and grow your experience as a citizen of the world—register to participate Global Perspectives: Africa today.

For more information about their work to further Northeastern's global footprint and support high-value initiatives through the YGL Impact Fund, visit the YGL Impact Fund website.