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How can Africans get their voices heard in international institutions?

Africans have never been well represented in many international institutions. This is a problem: these organizations are key to tackling things like climate change and Covid-19.

But with a Nigerian leading the World Trade Organization and an Ethiopian heading the World Health Organization, that could be changing.

But is this happening fast enough? How can Africans make sure their voices are heard on the world stage?

Pedro Matos has worked for the United Nation and the World Food Programme for well over a decade. He was part of the team which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020. He was working till recently in Sudan, delivering food and assistance to over six million people.

Mutemi Wa Kiama is an activist from Nairobi, Kenya. He’s known for campaigning against aid in the shape of international loans.

Dr Oby Ezekwesili is a former education minister in the Nigerian government and a former Vice President of the World Bank (African Region). She was also the co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement.

Mutemi Wa Kiama, Oby Ezekwesili, Pedro Matos