Human Costs of Corruption: Hamzat Lawal Set to Speak at Partos Festival, Europe

Following the implications of illicit financial flows on humans,Connected Development’s Chief Executive,Hamzat Lawal is set to speak at the 2019 Innovation Partos Festival holding tomorrow in Europe.

Hamzat Lawal’s keynote is hinged on how corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. “It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account.

“More than this, corruption affects the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. While it varies extensively across countries and public institutions, corruption harms hundreds of millions of citizens by undermining their chances of a stable, prosperous future. 

“Mostly the poorest or discriminated groups have no or limited access to healthcare, education, governance, natural resources, social services, security and justice,” he said. 

Hamzat will also be joining a high-level expert panel, alongside Anika Altaf, co-author of Trickle Up & Eddie Krooneman, Political Analyst at the Netherlands; to explore current challenges and the changing landscape of support for development and social justice.

The panel would also discuss multidimensional poverty and the most important approach to reach the poorest. 

Other discussions would also be; the effects of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa, how CODE is mobilizing people for action, telling compelling stories with technology tools. 

Partos Innovation Festival is an annual conference in Europe that celebrates innovation and inclusion in international development. It brings together NGOs, civil society leaders, researchers, social entrepreneurs, funders, government and the private sector; who share ideas, inspiration and new trends in global development.

The 2019 Partos Innovation Festival will be held October 11th in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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