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NewThink - Radical Ideas for Development in Frontier Markets

Join Co-hosts Aubrey Hruby and Gyude Moore as they explore radical ideas for job creation and economic development in African markets. NewThink seeks out and puts forth ideas from anywhere and everywhere, applying them to stubborn economic problems, defying central planning, and ultimately fighting oldthink in emerging market development.

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Charter cities to drive economic development

Iyin Aboyeji, Co-founder of Andela & Flutterwave and Mark Lutter, Founder & Executive Director of Charter Cities Institute join us to discuss the concept of how Charter Cities can drive economic development in frontier markets around the world.


5 Dec 2019

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Investing in African Creative Industries

Bobby Pittman the Managing Director of Kupanda Capital and Mobolaji Adeoye the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Consonance Investment Managers join us to discuss Africa's $4 Billion (and growing) Creative Industry and explore how the Creative Industries can create jobs to help employ the young Africans growing up today.


5 Dec 2019

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Can COVID-19 help accelerate job creation in Africa's data science industry?

Celina Lee is the CEO and Founder of Zindi, a company that connects organizations with Africa's data science community to solve the world’s most pressing challenges using machine learning and AI. Celina is a dynamic leader with a passion for unleashing the power of data for social good. Celina has a proven track record of thought leadership in the intersect between data and development and has played central roles in the launches of global platforms including the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (www.afi-global.org), insight2impact (www.i2ifacility.org), and Zindi (www.zindi.africa). Celina's work has expansively bridged across the private and public sectors and across various development areas including financial inclusion, micro and small enterprise development, market system development, gender, climate change, and public health. She has lived and worked in countries throughout Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. 


9 Apr 2020

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How blockchain affects job creation in Africa

Helen Hai is the Head of Binance Charity Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to using blockchain for transparent philanthropy and achievement of SDG. It was initiated by Binance, the largest crytocurrency exchange by trading volume in the world. She was previously the CEO of the Made in Africa Initiative through which she advised African governments on industrialization, investment promotion, as well as cofounding C&H Garments, a Pan-African export-oriented garments manufacturer. She was trained as an actuary in the United Kingdom and over 20 years of international experience in FTSE100 companies. She has a BA in actuarial science and MSc in actuarial management from CASS Business School in London and EMBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.


6 Feb 2020

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Can tech tackle the challenge of market informality in Africa?

Bright Simons is a Ghanaian social innovator, entrepreneur, writer and vice-president (in charge of research) at IMANI. He is also the founder and president of mPedigree. Simons writes for the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review Digital and is a regular contributor to the BBC's Business Daily programs. The Financial Times has described Bright Simons as "frighteningly clever".


16 Jan 2020

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