African Population in a New Global Model of Economic Development

Convener: Prof. Irina O. Abramova (Institute for African Studies, Moscow, Russia);

The panel looks into demographic challenges facing the world as a whole and Africa, in particular, against the background of the transformation of the Global Model of Economic Development (GMED). Special attention will be paid to the analysis of Africa’s new role in the global demographic processes, problems of African urbanization and trans-border migration, dynamics and qualitative changes of African labor resources and human capital in the era of globalization.