These are some of my notes from the second part of the fifth session of the Willow Creek Leadership Summit.
- "I see opportunity, a continent of 900 million people."
- Trade is the only sustainable way to bring a community out of poverty
- We need to trade our communities out of poverty
- Africa contributes just 2% to world trade
- Since 1970 Africa has received 400 billion from the US.
- Countries will make Aid 40% of the national budget, thus undermining self-sustainability.
- Africa is a place of opprotunity, new markets
- We don't want charity, we want market share
- Aid was at its highest in 1995 and the GDP was at its lowest
- Aid becomes a kind of remote control of african economy through aid
- In the last 1o years, Aid has increased dramatically while GDP in Africa has decreased. When Aid was the lowest, GDP was the highest and vice-versa.
- Aid undermines accountability.
- When Aid comes into the country, they reprioritize their focus on management of Aid rather than on development and self-sustenance.
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