Browsing: Vera Songwe

The Dubai Expo 2020 dome which is a highlight of the event. Africa’s resources will help the world to produce 60 million electric vehicles by 2050. www.theexchange.africa

Covid-19, according to UNECA’s Vera Songwe, was evidence that Africa cannot be ignored if the rest of the world is to reap from the 1 billion-plus African population.

Speaking at the Global Leaders Debate: Investments in Sustainable Innovation for a Thriving Future, Songwe said that 60 million electric vehicles are needed by 2050 and the raw materials are in Africa. “The continent controls 30 per cent of the raw materials and the sector needs to be relooked at to see how to attract more investment in the sector.”

Due to MSMEs’ contribution to socio-economic infrastructures in both developed and developing countries during the transition from market-oriented economies, they remain an important part of the continent’s economy.