University of Ghana Students Engage IMF’s Prof. Gita Gopinath in Virtual Conversation

On Friday 19th February 2020, the International Monetary Fund Chief Economist, Prof. Gita Gopinath, engaged students of the University of Ghana in a virtual conversation on the key findings of the IMF World Economic Outlook update. The theme for the live-streamed programme was “Laying the ground for a job-rich, green, and inclusive recovery.”

The engagement sought to educate students on how global economic recovery post Covid-19 would be attained and maintained.

Two graduate student panelists, Sarah Appiah of the Department of Economics and Dennis Osei Kyere of the Centre for Migration Studies, took turns to ask Prof. Gopinath questions on equity in IMF’s financial policies, economic crisis recovery, unemployment rates and vaccine success. They also read out questions from other students who joined the programme live by zoom and other University of Ghana social media platforms, including FB:@univofgh, LinkedIn: University of Ghana, and YouTube: UniversityGhana.

In his concluding remarks, the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Godfred A. Bokpin, described the engagement as an eye opener, and expressed his appreciation to the IMF for selecting the University of Ghana for the conversation. He also called on students to be inspired by the delivery and achievements of Prof. Gopinath.