Aspen Institute to honour former minister, Okonjo-Iweala

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Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be honoured by The Aspen Institute at the fifth annual Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture taking place at Aspen Meadows campus.

The former minister will be the fifth person to be honoured.

The institute described Okonjo-Iweala as “an exceptional individual whose vision has provided breakthrough thinking to tackle the challenges of global development”.

Okonjo-Iweala will be featured alongside Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright, the former US secretary of state and first woman to assume the position, in a conversation with moderator Peggy Clark of the Aspen Institute.

Okonjo-Iweala was the minister for the economy in Nigeria from August 2011 to May 2015.

She also contested for the presidency for the World Bank Group.

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