Reimagining economic development futures

Reimagining economic development futures
17:30 – 19:00
Places throughout the world are facing multiple challenges: climate change, the health and economic insecurities provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the absence of equity, diversity, and inclusion, to name just a few. In the context of such challenges, what do their economic development futures look like? And how can those futures be shaped by citizens, businesses, universities, and governments? What strategies and policies are required to reimagine our economic development pathways over the next 20 years?

This webinar will bring together invited speakers to reflect on these questions in four very different contexts, from Europe, Africa, North and South America. The speakers will reflect on these experiences and challenges, share their thinking about the economic development futures they envisage over the next 20 years, and consider what is required for these visons to be realized.


Opening and initial introductions:
– James Wilson, Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness
– Roger Sugden, University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus

Welcome remarks: 
– Iván Martén, Chair of Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness
– Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President Academic of the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Keynote speakers:
– Mari Jose Aranguren, Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Spain
– Mbakiso Morapedi, Ministry for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Botswana
– Jordan Coble, Westbank First Nation, British Columbia, Canada
– Micaela Camacho, Institute of Competitiveness, Uruguay


To join the Zoom webinar register here.

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