Centuries ago, the Cape Verde archipelago – 10 volcanic islands strategically situated in the central Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western Africa — was once a critical stop along the intercontinental trading routes. But when that industry ended, the small nation had no discernible way to climb out of its impoverished circumstances.
Yet, the Republic of Cabo Verde as it’s now officially known is emerging in the 21st century as one of the most promising success stories in Africa, thanks to visionary leaders like Carlos Wahnon Veiga. The former head of state and now its Ambassador to the U.S. will discuss one of its most radical plans — for the country to run on renewable energy by the year 2025.
Veiga’s presentation is sponsored by the Whitney Harris Global Law Institute and the university’s Africa Initiative.
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