Simon Moss On ‘Africa Is Poor & 5 Other Myths’

Africa isn’t poor.

Sure, there has historically been a lot of media coverage on how the continent needs the world’s help and images of starving children who would desperately benefit from our dollar a day. While recognizing that there is indeed a level of poverty across the continent, there is a prevailing mindset that is pushing individual citizens to develop and manage human and natural resources, which is gradually changing the ratio — the number of individuals in the rising middle class.

Australia’s Simon Moss, the managing director of Programs and co-founder of the Global Poverty Project encourages the world to embrace a paradigm shift from Africa is poor to Africa isn’t poor, and work as global citizens to collaborate and partner with a thriving continent.