Director Smita Srinivas Discusses Rapid Urbanization in Dakar, Africa on CNBC

With the release of the UN Economic Commission for Africa​​​ UNECA 2017 Report on Urbaniz​ation and Industrialization, Director Smita Srinivas shared her thoughts about rapid urbanization in Africa on CNBC Africa.
 

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Africa's industrialization and rapid urbanization, UNECA 2017 launch event, Dakar.

 
 

 

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Sponsored by the Government of India Department of Science and Technology. NIAS and IISc host a 3-day workshop on core issues of developmental concern.