Alumni

Africa - Continent of XXI Century

Central and Eastern Europe Club

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Poland

March 29, 2021: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7 PM Central Europe | 6 PM London | 12 PM Chicago

Will Africa become CONTINENT OF XXI CENTURY? Will it happen because of Africa's endless potential or substantial challenges it faces?
What impact will it have on everyone else?

Where

Online Webinar
Online, Poland

Event Details

Shall Africa be "helped to develop" or it is a discredited idea after years of ineffective trials? Are there any "GOOD DEVELOPMENT" practices?

As Chicago Booth alumni - what can we do?

These and for sure more questions and dilemmas will be shared with you by Robert Zdunczyk, '98 (EXP-3), who has been exploring Africa since 1989. That year just before the Solidarity trade unions in Poland initiated dismantling of the Soviet Block in Eastern Europe, still as a student of Warsaw School of Economics he set off for 10 months overland trip from Poland passing on the way 20 African countries to reach Nairobi in Kenya. That trip sparked his lifetime interest in Africa.

Being an expert in Effective Management and Development, after 16 years with Andersen, Robert quit the corporate life in 2006 and since that time he got involved among others in various development and commercial activities in Africa, mostly in the region of East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda).

Together with his wife Gonia, he set up an NGO called Poland-East Africa Economic Foundation in 2006 and completed over 30 development projects of various size and nature.
Robert and his wife spend almost 50% of the year in Africa (their base is Moshi in Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania) and while in Poland or other places in Europe, on top of freelance consulting activities, they also get engaged in various educational ventures promoting development of real and practical knowledge of Africa.

The presentation will be shared before the meeting, so come prepared with your questions.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Zoom information will be shared after registration.

Deadline: 3/29/2021

Questions

Tomasz Marszalek, '10 (EXP-15)