Dr. Mo Ibrahim Presents at the Second Annual IDP Foundation/Irene D. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture on Social and Economic Development
Last year, the inaugural IDP Foundation/Irene D. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture on Social and Economic Development was delighted to bring forth Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO to present an insightful lecture about UNESCO’s role in promoting social and economic development. The second annual lecture hosted by the IDP Foundation, Inc., the Foreign Policy Association and the UN Economic and Social Council held earlier this month delivered another tremendous speaker in Dr. Mo Ibrahim.
Ibrahim discussed the importance of governance, accountability and outcomes measurement to drive the Post-2015 development agenda, highlighting that “in the absence of peace there is no development”, and peace requires good governance. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has done its part to promote strong governance and accountability through the development of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data on governance in Africa, and the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which celebrates and rewards exceptional African leaders.
At the lecture, Dr. Ibrahim was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate responsible internationalism and work to expand public knowledge of international affairs.