A Special Daily Maverick Live Webinar – Expensive Poverty: Why Aid Fails and How It Can Work
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In a special Focus on Africa live journalism webinar, join Dr Greg Mills with Bobi Wine, Ugandan opposition leader, and Tendai Biti, MDC vice president and former Zimbabwean finance minister, as they look at Expensive Poverty.
Expensive Poverty: Why Aid Fails and How It Can Work is Mills’ latest book which asks why aid fails and looks at finding ways to fix the poverty pandemic.
Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021
Time: 11:00–12:00 SAST
Registration: Via this link
How can it be that one in three Africans live in poverty yet the continent has received more than $1.2 trillion in aid over the last 30 years? Over the past 30 years, donors have spent more than a thousand dollars per person to lift the incomes of Africans by just $350.
There must be a better way to do this.
Register now to engage with the experts and read more about our esteemed panelists below.
Tendai Biti is a Zimbabwean politician who served as Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2013 in the Government of National Unity where he got experience in international trade and negotiations. He is known to drive a hard bargain and could be the best person to deal with the Zimbabwean Zanu-PF controlled public service. He is the chairperson of the Public Finance Committee and Member of Parliament for Harare East.
Bobi Wine, Leader, National Unity Platform, is a Ugandan politician, singer, actor and businessman. He is a former Member of Parliament for Kyadondo County East constituency in Wakiso District, in Uganda’s Central Region. He also leads the social-liberal and progressive Ugandan political party National Unity Platform. In June 2019, he announced his candidacy for the 2021 Ugandan presidential election. He participated in the 2021 election where he lost to the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, a result which Kyagulanyi and a large section of the public strongly disputed.