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Buchi George, Ida Nganga, Toyin Umesiri, Others To Speak At PANfID Webinar For Africa’s WTO Ambition

by OtownGist

President of Globe Chambers of Commerce, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi Goerge alongside other Africa’s top and influential business executives and strategists will speak at a webinar that will review the role Africa must play to produce the next leader of the World Trade Organization WTO.

The webinar which is put together by Phumza Dyani, founder, Pan African Network for Investment and Development (PANfID), will majorly focus on the implications of an African woman DG of the World Trade Organisation.

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According to a LinkedIn post by Phumza Dyani, “This one is a great one for the Continent! We need to rally behind the nominees and make sure the appointment comes to Africa. Join us as we discuss the implications of an African woman DG of the World Trade Organisation”

With three out of the eight candidates for the race dropping for not being able to meet up with the initially required votes for the first round, Africa is left with two candidates who are females.

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Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a globally known trade diplomat and finance expert is on the race alongside Kenyan Amina Chawahir Mohamed Jibril, a lawyer, diplomat and politician, alongside Liam Fox (UK), Yoo Myung-hee ( South Korea), and Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri ( Saudi Arabia).

Two out of the remaining five candidates are African, and the webinar will look at what the continent must do to win the WTO seat as well as the implications of having an African as the head of the world trade body.

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With the topic “The Most Important Turning Point – WTO”, Ida Nganga, Toyin Umesiri, Louis Yaw Afful, Anita Erskine, Patricia Ithau and Nwabueze Buchi George are the speakers selected for the webinar billed for Saturday September 26, 2020 from 14:00 – 15:00 hrs.

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The webinar will be taking place via online meeting platform Zoom.

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