The first day of 2021 marked the start of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Fifty-four African countries signed the agreement that makes the AfCFTA the largest free trade area in the world.
In this newsletter, we share the latest news, highlight women's leadership programmes within the School, celebrate Prof Alan Hirsch for his 28 years of service, and gives an update on the academic programmes.
The Mandela School and its distinguished partners hosted a webinar series in October and November 2020, which explored the following central question: How can the AfCFTA advance transformative industrialisation? The cutting edge discussions brought together industry experts and policy leaders to address current challenges.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to facilitate industrialisation and create a single market for goods and services in Africa. The movement towards broadening regional integration partially through value chains and a free trade area is in line with the path emerging economies have undertaken in the past 10 years.
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, together with its partners, The Center for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES), Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR AA), and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Uganda, invites you to an interactive webinar session.