CoreNet Global Summit, London 2017
London | 12-14 September 2017 | Lancaster London

Transformation in Africa and Empowering 'The Cheetah Generation'

13 September 2017 | 13:30 - 14:30

Transformation in Africa and Empowering 'The Cheetah Generation'

Africa contains 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world. It is a complex jigsaw of 54 countries with varied challenges and constraints.  Rapid urbanisation is creating significant opportunities for socio-economic development, whilst putting pressure on infrastructure and resources, particularly energy. Africa's future requires strong political leadership to drive transformation through economic diversification, job creation and by tackling inequality. "The Cheetah Generation", a term coined by George Ayittey is a key proponent for this, recognising young African graduates and professionals with a demand for radical transformation in Africa. They have a 'no nonsense' approach to corruption, seeking to drive democratic agenda through transparency, inclusiveness and sustainable growth to ensure long term prosperity. This highly skilled pool of talent promotes new technological advances and is driving innovation across many sectors. This session will focus on the role businesses play in Africa to facilitate growth and empower "The Cheetah Generation".

Key Takeaways:

  • Describe the complexities of the African economic landscape, along with the impact of external global factors.
  • Define the Cheetah Generation and assess how CRE professionals can proactively support, facilitate and harness the entrepreneurial potential.
  • Discover how businesses are facilitating growth through empowering the Cheetah Generation and how real estate is responding and adapting to these challenges and opportunities.