CIC National Capital (Ottawa): The AfCFTA and Structural transformation in Africa: Prospects and Challenges (online event)
March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm ESTFree
Please join the CIC National Capital Branch’s Africa Study Group at its next event.
Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University. His PhD is from the University of Lagos, and he is an Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa. He is currently directing a Carnegie Corporation study of the role of the African Diaspora in the revitalization of higher education in Africa at the IAS. He has worked on and published widely on the role of regionalism in African development, notably in Gumede V, Oloruntoba, S.O. et al (2020) Regional Integration and Migration in Africa: Lessons from Southern and West Africa, Leiden and Dakar: Brills and CODESRIA and Oloruntoba, S.O. 2016. Regionalism and Integration in Africa: EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements and Euro-Nigeria Relations, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Rosemina Nathoo will moderate this event. She is Director of UK Programs and International Legal Counsel at the Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University. She was Research Director and Lead Trade Law Advisor at the CTPL’s Africa Trade Policy project to support the AfCTA negotiations project. She was legal adviser and part of the AUC’s Expert Review Group that worked on the draft AfCTA and the legal scrubbing of the final agreement. She is also a lecturer in trade negotiations at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She was previously Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at the University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan and at the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.