Performing growth and challenging inequalities in Africa. AIM Magazine features SID HLP meeting

AIM Magazine's  interview with Min. Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister for Development Cooperation and Betty Maina, C.E.O. Kenyan Association of Manufacturers (KAM) on the occasion of the SID High Level Dialogue on 'Inclusive and Equitable Growth: The Challenges of the Post-2015 Agenda' (Nairobi, September 3, 2013)


Africa is going through a great economic trasnformation with a growth rate of 5 per cent but we know this is a jobless growth. The challenge for Kenya and many other African countries is the quality of this growth and the job expansion. Inequalities remain a key challenge that we need to keep the focus on. 

Even if you reduce extreme poverty from 50 to 46 per cent, as Kenya has done, the question is whether this result is enough for that 46 per cent of population remaining in extreme poverty?

Betty Maina -C.E.O. of Kenyan Association of Manufactruers (KAM)- pointed out during a 'Tea Conversation' with Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister for Development Cooperation. The interview was made by Evalyn Githina  of AIM Magazine on the occasion of  the  High Level  Dialogue: 'Inclusive and Equitable Growth - The opportunities of the Post 2015 Development Agenda.'

The meeting was organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi, and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), in cooperation with the Society for Intenational Development on September 3th, 2013 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.

Gunilla Carlsson and Betty Maina, are both members of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons to advice on the global development agenda beyond 2015.

Click here to read the blog-post by Evalyn Githina and watch the video of the interview.


Cover image: Africa Renewal/fickr; Inside photo: Evalyn Githina/AIM Magazine