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MAY

Young African Champions

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on Young African Champions, so recognized by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD. These are young Africans doing amazing stuff on the ground to improve the lives of others, like Silas Adekunle from Nigeria who co-founded and is CEO of Reach Robotics, a company that creates a digital platform for entertainment and education. What they do contributes to “the Africa We Want” of Agenda 2063. Agenda 2063 is the AU’s blueprint for development which envisages a free and prosperous Africa in fifty years.
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APR

SADC multi-stakeholder Water, Energy, Food Nexus.

In this edition of Africa of the Future we focus on the last SADC multi-stakeholder Water, Energy, Food Nexus dialogue which took place in Johannesburg late March 2019. We find out what it means and its objectives. SADC’s WEF nexus dialogue happens every two years and brings together experts, academia and government representative to share ideas on how to manage water, energy and water resources in a holistic and coordinated manner. We feature various stakeholders, including Ashwin Sitaal of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research based in Pretoria, South Africa.
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APR

Young African Champions

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on Young African Champions, so recognized by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD. These are young Africans doing amazing stuff on the ground to improve the lives of others, like Silas Adekunle from Nigeria who co-founded and is CEO of Reach Robotics, a company that creates a digital platform for entertainment and education. What they do contributes to “the Africa We Want” of Agenda 2063. Agenda 2063 is the AU’s blueprint for development which envisages a free and prosperous Africa in fifty years.
09
APR

Whether Africa in general is regressing or progressing in how it conducts elections

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we focus on the disputed elections of 24 March 2019 in the Comoros, which was described by major multilateral organisations such as the European Union and African Union as lacking in credibility and transparency and rejected by the opposition. We also consider whether Africa in general is regressing or progressing in how it conducts election. We feature Yarik Turianskyi, deputy head of African Governance and Diplomacy Programme of the South Africa Institute of International Affairs (SAII), Hassan Mohamed Hassan, spokesperson of the National Transition Council (NTC) of Comoro and Aboubakar Aboud, also from the NTC.
02
APR

SADC multi-stakeholder Water, Energy, Food Nexus

In this edition of Africa of the Future we focus on the last SADC multi-stakeholder Water, Energy, Food Nexus dialogue which took place in Johannesburg late March 2019. We find out what it means and its objectives. SADC’s WEF nexus dialogue happens every two years and brings together experts, academia and government representative to share ideas on how to manage water, energy and water resources in holistic and coordinated manner.
26
MAR

Water and Sanitation

In this edition we discuss issues of water and sanitation, open defecation and find out if water for everyone forever is possible in Africa. We feature Clement Bugasi of Community Water and Sanitation Agency of Ghana and James Gunu, the district executive mayor also from Ghana.
19
MAR

Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we take a look at the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative which entails linking the world’s continents through infrastructure such as roads, highways, ports, high speed transnational rail networks and digital infrastructure in order to increase connectivity and trade with China. We find out if it is a good thing for Africa and South Africa to go along with the trillion dollar idea.
12
MAR

Africa's scarce water resources

In week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we focus on challenges Africa faces with regard to scarce water resources featuring Chris Dickens of International Water Management, a global non-profit organization based in Sri Lanka with five offices on the continent. We also feature Ander Berntell, executive director of 2030 Water Resource Group, a public-private civil society initiative bringing together multinational companies in food and beverage industries, development agencies, the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It has a presence in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
12
FEB

World Economic Forum: President Cyril Ramaphosa

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we bring you South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa talking exclusively to our sister television station in Davos, Switzerland where he attended the World Economic Forum. This global meeting brings together world leaders and the broader civil society to discuss trends and ways to mobilise resources to reduce extreme poverty., Talking to Thandeka Qubule-Mbeki, President Ramaphosa said South Africa is on path of recovery after years of stagnation and this is the message he conveyed to world leaders and investors gathered in Davos.
05
FEB

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.

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