Ubuntu Leadership: Leaders for a Connected Africa - SXSW Interactive 2014 by SXSW published on 2014/03/11 21:50:57 +0000 It is projected that by 2050 Africa's GDP will be bigger than the GDPs of the U.S and China combined. The continent as a whole has been growing at over 5% annually for close to a decade. This trend if maintained means that the continents economy will double every decade or so. All this is taking place on a continent with the most robust demographic trend in the world. With 70% of the continents population under the age of 30, it is clear that the people who will be charged with maintaining the current growth trajectory are the youth of today. Africa's recent history has been plagued by corruption and administrative ineptitude that stems directly from the lack of well trained and accountable leaders. A number of innovative African organizations are taking on the task of training Africa's future leaders to turn this crucial peace of the puzzle around. This panel will discuss the work that these organizations are doing, their successes and challenges in training Africa's future Leaders.