Leadership Can Win a Demographic Dividend

AllAfrica will be looking at the issue of 'leadership' during 2019 - what it is, who has it, and what is needed for Africa to develop and prosper. Most of the voices will be African. Some, like today's, will be long-time friends of Africa. Rosa Whitaker, CEO of the Whitaker Group, was the first U.S. trade representative for Africa and is one of the foremost experts on U.S./Africa trade and investment. She shared a series of thoughts on what leadership can accomplish. First up - how can Africa's youthful population become an asset rather than a threat?

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Rosa Whitaker, CEO of the Whitaker Group, is one of the leading experts on U.S./Africa trade and investment. She was the first U.S. trade representative for Africa. She says the continent is at a crossroads... the world's countries are aging, but Africa is getting younger. "Demographics is destiny."

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