The co-authors of the book Dr. Greg Mills and former President of Nigeria Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo will examine some of the challenges facing Africa´s next generation, including, population growth with improved digital access, job creation and managing rural-urban migration. They will also explore the governance and leadership options for the coming decades. The seminar will be moderated by Kjell Roland, chair of  the group International Politics and Development at the Norwegian Polytechnic Society, and director of Norfund.

The book will be for sale during the seminar.

Welcome to an interesting seminar!



Former President of Nigeria

H.E Olusegun Obasanjo was president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 and chairperson of the African Union from 2004 to 2006.


Director Brenthurst Foundation

Greg Mills directs the Brenthurst Foundation. An adviser to several African presidents and to COMISAF in Afghanistan, he is the author of, among others, Why Africa is Poor: And What Africans Can Do About It and Why States Recover: Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.


Managing Director, Norfund

Mr. Kjell Roland is Managing Director of Norfund, a Development Finance Institution with the mandate to invest in profitable and sustainable enterprises in a number of the world’s poorest and most high-risk countries.

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