Speaking, Engagements and Advisory
Understand Africa Better.
A highlight of Anzetse Were's speeches and public-facing engagements and advisory roles.
Anzetse Were meets with Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank, during his tour of Kenya hosted by Meg Whitman, Ambassador of the United States to Kenya. (March 2023)
Anzetse Were meets with Whitney Baird, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State. The conversation focused women's economic empowerment and fostering partnerships between Kenya and the United States. (March 2023)
Anzetse Were shares work she is leading in green and climate finance at FSD Kenya with the Permanent Secretary of the National Treasury, Dr Chris Kiptoo (March 2023)
Anzetse delivers a keynote speech at an event hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute and SweDev. She explores the layered economic effects of climate change in Africa and how intelligently re-crafting financial architecture can aggregate the positive effects of green and climate finance towards economic resilience in Africa.
Anzetse Were is Co-chair of the Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery Project that seeks to develop systemic approaches that help to resolve the debt crisis and advance a just transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.
Anzetse Were is a Reviewer of Journal of Globalization and Development on submissions focused on African economies. The journal is edited by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Kevin P. Gallagher, Jeronim Capaldo, Arjun Jayadev, José Antonio Ocampo and Dani Rodrik.
The 6th Absa Macro Conference focuses on the impact of global geopolitics on the African continent. Previous speakers include Dani Rodrik.
Anzetse Were is a peer reviewer and contributor to the Africa’s Development Dynamics (AFDD) Reports-- a partnership between the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre.
Anzetse Were joins a conversation with Catherine Pattillo (Deputy Director, IMF African Department) and Patrick Njoroge (Governor, Central Bank of Kenya), on the IMF Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook to discuss how African countries can navigate current economic turbulence.
Anzetse Were advises on Economic Development and Green transformation in Africa-Europe relations through her engagement with the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG). Her contributions are focused on research, policy and strategy.
Anzetse Were delivers a keynote speech on Centering Ethical Innovation at a conference on 'The Ethics & Impacts of AI and Advanced Technology' hosted by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.
Anzetse Were speaks on the political economy of public debt in Africa at a Chatham House Member Event titled 'South Asia: the crucible for a global debt crisis?'.