Development Crisis in Africa

The session began with Robert McNamara, former president of The World Bank, giving the keynote Copeland… read more

The session began with Robert McNamara, former president of The World Bank, giving the keynote Copeland Lecture. Mr. McNamara’s comments focused on the “bleak crisis” the Africa is in particularly in the areas of agriculture stagnation, population explosion, and environmental degradation. Even though there are no clear solutions to the development problems, “the deterioration in the social and economic welfare of Africans is largely a result of human activities and therefore will yield to human remedies.” The other speakers discussed the same topics in greater depth, including promotion of natural resources, the role of science and technology and the role of Western development. close

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Development Crisis in Africa

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Program ID:
17414-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 4, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 6, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 04, 1991 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 05, 1991 | 11:18am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 06, 1991 | 8:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 06, 1991 | 3:45pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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