Inosi Nyatta Speaks at Columbia University’s 16th Annual African Economic ForumApril 13, 2019
New York, New York
On April 13, Inosi Nyatta participated in a panel at Columbia University titled Law, Industrialization & Technology in Africa as part of Columbia’s 16th Annual African Economic Forum.
Columbia University’s African Economic Forum has played host to many of the most prominent African leaders across business, politics, law, academia and other fields over the years. The theme for this year’s forum was Technology vs. Industrialization: The Way Forward, exploring two strategies for development in African nations.
The Law, Industrialization & Technology in Africa panel discussed the role of a robust legal system in optimal economic growth. Conversation focused on the role of law in the infrastructure, energy and technology sectors. Inosi was joined by Emeka Chinwuba of Baker McKenzie, and Anjli Parrin and Kwaku Andoh of Columbia Law. Inosi is a regular participant at the Forum.
Inosi has a long history of professional and philanthropic involvement in Africa. She has worked on some of the region’s most significant energy and natural resource transactions, advising the South African government on development of an LNG-to-gas-to-power program and advising on the development of one of the largest gas reserves in Mozambique, which is expected to transform the Mozambique economy.
In addition to her work on transformative transactions, she has served as the vice-chair of the U.S. board of Amref Health Africa, the largest Africa-based healthcare nonprofit, active in 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She also chairs the Africa subcommittee of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice at the New York City Bar and is active in fellowship programs that bring young African lawyers to New York.