The future of work in Africa

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for all
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend
December 2019

Join Zainab Usman, public sector specialist at the World Bank, to discuss her recent report 'The future of work in Africa: harnessing the potential of digital technologies for all'. She will also reflect on her career experience in a multilateral development bank. The discussion will be moderated by Beatriz Kira from the Blavatnik School's Pathways for Prosperity Commission.

About the speaker

Zainab Usman

Zainab Usman has worked at the Economic Community of West African States and the International Crisis Group, and has consulted for the World Economic Forum on Africa, Department for International Development and Office of the Nigerian National Security Adviser. She works on various aspects of governance and institutions of natural resources, energy sector reform and service delivery.

Zainab holds a BSc in International Relations from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and an MSc with Distinction in International Political Economy and Development from the University of Birmingham. She completed her DPhil at Oxford University, where her research assessed the oil economy, and the political economy of economic reform since the transition to democracy in 1999.