High inflation is tearing apart economies across Africa. The most recent impacts are linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. According to the Global Report on Food Crises 2022 mid-year update, more than one in five people in Africa suffer from hunger, and an estimated 140 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2022. This webinar is about the causes and solutions to inflation on the continent.

Jane Karonga is an Economic Affairs Officer in the Regional Integration & Trade Division of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Before joining the UN in 2010, she had been working successively for Nashville Community College, Tennessee Personal Assistance, and Vanderbilt University, all located in Tennessee, United States of America. She has over 12 years of work experience conducting research and providing policy advisory services to African member States and other stakeholders in regional integration, industrialisation, international trade, and infrastructure development.

Constantine Manda is the co-founder and Director of the Impact Evaluation (IE) Lab at Tanzania’s Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). He has over ten years of experience working on expanding valuation in Tanzania and across Africa through capacity building, research, and policy engagement. He has won numerous awards, including the 30 most influential young economists of Sub Sahara Africa in 2022 by the Institute of Certified Chartered Economists (ICCE).