Trade or Aid?
An attempt to provide a fact-based view of today's Africa
Professor Hans Rosling - Professor of Global Health at Karolinska Institutet, founder of Gapminder, the Upplänning of the Year 2012, etc. - is on The Economist's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012, due to his years on the front-lines of public health in Africa as well as his use of Gapminder statistics to change people's perceptions of the world.
The Aula Magna of Uppsala University gathered 1,800 people; another 300 had to return home as the Aula was full. Here is the link to Hans Rosling's lecture Trade or Aid? on February 7th, 2013: part 1 and part 2 - also available at Youtube. The lecture has also been commented in press: Omvärlden, Ergo.
During this lecture co-hosted by Forum for Africa Studies and the Africa Groups of Sweden Professor Rosling addressed the following questions:
How fast is the progress in Africa, and how well is the progress measured?
How does the progress differ between and within countries?
Does future progress in Africa depend on Trade or Aid?
Is it true that the population in Africa will double until 2050?