18. AFRONOMICS: Responses to COVID-19 in Africa: Lessons from Ethiopia featuring Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, Senior Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia

"The impact of this pandemic on the private sector in Africa, and what Ethiopia is doing to protect people, support businesses, and save jobs."

The COVID19 pandemic is taking hold in Africa, and countries are dealing with the health ... view more

About the Presenters

Dr. Arkebe Oqubay

Senior Minister, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Dr. Arkebe Oqubay is a Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He has been at the center of policymaking and government leadership for over 30 years. During his three decades of dedicated public service, Dr. Arkebe has successfully led bold reforms and played a key role in Ethiopia’s economic transformation at different levels of government: as mayor of the capital city, Addis Ababa, as regional state governor, and as a federal government cabinet minister. He has been recognized for his innovative and strategic leadership role in the economic transformation of Ethiopia ‒ which has become one of the world’s fastest-growing economies ‒ and for championing the country’s pioneering industrial development model, one that is being replicated across many African countries. Dr. Arkebe has coordinated economic sector reforms through the Ethiopian Export Coordination Committee and the Ethiopian Investment Board, both chaired by the Prime Minister. He has also served as chair and vice-chair on the boards of several leading public corporations, including Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Industrial Parks Development Corporation, and the Ethiopian Railway Corporation. He was also the founding chancellor of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.

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- Feb 20, 2021
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