SCIX African Trade Talks

SCIX AFRICAN TRADE TALKS  |  Podcast , ±25 min episodes every 5 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
A 25 to 30 minute interview based show, that aims to drive the Intra-African trade agenda through discussions with relevant stakeholders on matters of: Business opportunities in Africa, the removal of trade barriers in Africa, learning from those who have been trading in Africa, connecting investors to African markets and lastly give a perspective of how much trade has evolved in Africa, since the formation of the Organisation of African Union (OAU) which later became the African Union.

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18
OCT
2021

Marvin Kirschner VP of Growth & Data At Sendy

In this episode Marvin takes us through his career journey and his move to the African continent. He goes on to highlight the lessons he has learnt in building a data driven corporate culture  grow a sustainable business. He then goes ahead to give us a brief history of Sendy and their mission to enable easy trading across  Africa by providing affordable end-to-end logistics. You can find Marvin :https://www.linkedin.com/in/marvinkirschner/ Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/size-chunk-import-export/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true
15
OCT
2021

Tinotenda Chibebe the author of “The Black opportunity”

In this episode, Tinotenda Chibebe the author of “The Black opportunity” talks to us about how the rise of social media has played a large part in breaking down the social stigma around the African continent. He also talks to us about his book which explores how the inclusion of black voices in the Belgium & Europe venture capital space will shape the world for generations to come. Finally, he reflects on how the free trade agreement will expand the market size for African start-ups/founders.
08
OCT
2021

Gianpaolo De Biase- Founder Etinx

In this episode, Gianpaolo, a tech veteran, talks to us about the ease of doing business being realized in international trade and around the continent due to the improvement of digital connectivity. He also highlights how the leap frog in development of technology in Africa is impacting the Fintech industry and tech start-up investments. He finalizes with his thoughts on how AFCFTA will impact financing opportunities for startups.   etinx.com 
04
OCT
2021

Kwehnui Tawah- Head of operations & special projects Sokowatch

In this episode Kwehnui provides an overview of the services offered by SOKOWATCH and how they are contributing towards the positive realization of the FMCG industry in Africa. He also highlights the success stories being realized in tech start-ups and what expectations future investors should have in mind before investing. He concludes with hoping that AFCFTA will address some of the challenges being faced by cross-border commerce/trading. Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review and let us know what you think.
24
SEP
2021

Gregoire Schwebig- Founder & CEO of AfricaWorks.

In this episode Gregoire talks us through the inception of AfricaWorks, which was recently recognized as The Best Co-Working Space’ at the 5th African Property Investment Awards 2021. He highlights the challenges the company has faced to date towards establishing in vastly different African jurisdictions offering some reflections on how these barriers have been overcome to date. In a final analysis he speaks to the potential of the AfCFTA to spearhead sustainable growth on the continent       Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review and let us know what you think
20
SEP
2021

Stephen Yeboah- Co-Founder and CEO of Comodity Monitor.

In this episode, Stephen discusses the importance of developing intra-African value chains noting the work his organisation, Comodity Monitor has been doing towards driving trade, logistics and reseach in agriculture, mining, oil and gas. You may learn more about the Comodity Monitor via their website https://commoditymonitor.org Stephen further shares his thoughts on Africa's green transition, the continent's infrustructure gap as well as the potential of the AfCFTA to unlock investment opportunities within the energy sector.
06
SEP
2021

Dr San Bilal- Senior Executive and Head of Programme at ECDPM

In this episode San provides an account of Africa - Eu trade relations focusing particulalry on the developmental impacts of the Economic Partnership Agreements as well as the role that the AfCFTA could play towards stregthening relations between the two economic blocs. He further offers opinions on the developing relations between China and Africa and how they have impacted Africa's relations with its other trading partners.           Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
30
AUG
2021

Abi Mustapha-Maduakor Chief Executive Office of The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

In this episode, Abi provides an overview of the factors she believes have led to the growth in Private Equity and Venture Capital investments on the continent over the past decade, noting the significance positive policy developments have had towards increasing Africa's attractiveness. She further unpacks some of the most pertinent issues affecting the field including, what can be done to assist women entrepreneurs access funding as well as her prospects towards the African Continental Free Trade Agreement           Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
20
AUG
2021

Umulinga Karangwa - Fund Manager and Investment Advisor

In this episode Umulinga discusses the factors that are propelling the African Venture Capital industry and increasing the attractiveness of African markets to investors. She further discusses the  domestic and regional importance of the proposed Rwanda International Finance Centre and finally offers her thoughts on the investment impacts of the AfCFTA.           Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda  
16
AUG
2021

Similo Nkala -Director Operations at ZimTrade

In this episode Similo highlights the work and mandate of ZimTrade, which is the National Trade Development and Promotion Organization of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Similo provides us with an extensive overview of factors businesses must master in order to successfully enter export markets and he talks us through the measures being put in place by industry players in Zimbabwe in order to mitigate any risks presented by the AfCFTA.           Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
13
AUG
2021

Nimrod Zalk - Industrial Development Policy and Strategy Advisor at the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

On this episode, Nimrod provides an overview of South Africa's industrial development, highlighting major policy developments since 1995. In a final analysis he shares his thoughts on the non-tariff barriers that threaten the success of the AfCFTA. You may learn more about Nimrod's work at the Industrial Development Think Tank (IDTT) via www.competition.org.za         Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda

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