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15
JAN

Africa 2018 Forum

In this edition of Africa of the Future, we talk to two executives who participated at the last Africa 2018 Forum held in the resort city of Sharma El Sheik, Egypt. We find out what is holding intra-Africa investment and we also find out whether China is the best business partner for Africa. This matter was the subject of discussion at a recent conference at Wits University in Johannesburg to unpack the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
08
JAN

PIDA Week

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we look at ongoing efforts to integrate the continent through smart infrastructure and take stock of impediments to project implementation. This is in the light of the last PIDA Week held in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe late November 2018. PIDA stands for Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa and was created by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which is an implementing agency of the African Union. We also discuss a Jobs Creations Toolkit that is used to predict how many jobs could be created for every regional infrastructure project.
31
DEC
2018

73rd United Nations General Assembly

Today we take a look at some of the highlights and what was said in and outside the 73rd United Nations General Assembly recently held in New York. We feature the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivering his political report, President Cyril Ramaphosa thanking world leaders for convening the Nelson Mandela Peace summit and for declaring the period 2019 to 2028 as the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace. We also feature Maria Fernanda Espinosa – former foreign minister of foreign affairs of Ecuador, now President of the UN General Assembly and South African actress, human rights activist and UNHCR ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha talking about her work the UN agency for refugees.
25
DEC
2018

NEPAD

Focus on the work (footprint) NEPAD is doing in Africa which is to be found in areas such agriculture, health, skills development, etc. Featuring NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD head of Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation Hub Dr Diran Makinde, Head of Human Capital Development Programme Fati N’zi Hassane and others.
18
DEC
2018

Africa 2018 Forum

In this edition of Africa of the Future, we talk to two executives who participated at the last Africa 2018 Forum held in the resort city of Sharma El Sheik, Egypt. We find out what is holding intra-Africa investment and we also find out whether China is the best business partner for Africa. This matter was the subject of discussion at a recent conference at Wits University in Johannesburg to unpack the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
11
DEC
2018

Integrating Africa through smart infrastructure

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we look at ongoing efforts to integrate the continent through smart infrastructure and take stock of impediments to project implementation. This is in the light of the last PIDA Week held in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe late November 2018. PIDA stands for Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa and was created by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which is an implementing agency of the African Union. We also discuss a Jobs Creations Toolkit that is used to predict how many jobs could be created for every regional infrastructure project.
04
DEC
2018

How Africa can feed itself and the state and future of smallholder farmers

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we take a look at how Africa can feed itself and the state and future of smallholder farmers. This follows the Eat Stockholm Food Forum held in Sweden recently where famers, researchers and CEO’s deliberated on issues of food and nutrition security, climate and health, the wellbeing of smallholder farmers and the resilience of ecosystems in communities in which they operate.
27
NOV
2018

Footprint of NEPAD

Focus on the work (footprint) NEPAD is doing in Africa which is to be found in areas such agriculture, health, skills development, etc. Featuring NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD head of Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation Hub Dr Diran Makinde, Head of Human Capital Development Programme Fati N’zi Hassane and others.
13
NOV
2018

NEPAD

Focus on the work (footprint) NEPAD is doing in Africa which is to be found in areas such agriculture, health, skills development, etc. Featuring NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD head of Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation Hub Dr Diran Makinde, Head of Human Capital Development Programme Fati N’zi Hassane and others.
06
NOV
2018

Eat Stockholm Food Forum

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we take a look at how Africa can feed itself and the state and future of smallholder farmers. This follows the Eat Stockholm Food Forum held in Sweden recently where famers, researchers and CEO’s deliberated on issues of food and nutrition security, climate and health, the wellbeing of smallholder farmers and the resilience of ecosystems in communities in which they operate.
30
OCT
2018

Investment conferences

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we look back at the recent conference of South African diplomats held in Johannesburg, ahead of two investment conferences – one initiated by the South African government and the other by the African Development Bank. The conference looked at South Africa’s foreign policy priorities and domestic reforms to bolster the country’s floundering economy.
23
OCT
2018

Agriculture Biennial Reports

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we take a look at the importance of country national plans around agriculture how they relate to biennial reports. The first such report was released late April in Brazzaville, Gabon at the 14th CAADP Partnership Platform convened by the African Union Commission and NEPAD Coordinating Agency. The report revealed that only a few countries are on track to achieving the seven commitments of the Malabo Declaration, all in order to reduce hunger and poverty by half in 2025. We feature Estherine Fotabong, NEPAD director of Programme Implementation and Coordination and Rose Mari, a researcher from the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA).

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