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http://www.weforum.org/ How can Africa use the Fourth Industrial Revolution to deliver economic growth and social prosperity? Dimensions to be addressed: - Understanding barriers to adoption and usage - Fostering transparency and accountability - Promoting civic participation and rights Speakers: · Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan. · Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, USA. · Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. · Graça Machel, Founder, Foundation for Community Development (FDC), Mozambique. Chaired by Philipp Rösler, Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum. Opening Remarks by Elsie S. Kanza, Head of Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, Worl...
Ethiopia has opened the Hawassa industrial park, arguably the largest on the continent. It is built on 300 hectares of land and is dedicated mainly to textile and garment producers. Currently, sixteen leading global apparel and textile companies from the US, China, India, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia are operating within the park. CGTN's Girum Chala visited the park Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Date: Wednesday 1 June 2016 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building Speakers: Professor Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor John Sutton Chair: Dr John Page This panel of experts will explore the strengths and pitfalls of China’s growth model and the lessons for African industrial development. The event will be opened the Rt Hon Desmond Swayne (@DesmondSwayne), Minister of State for International Development. Chang-Tai Hsieh is Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth (@ChicagoBooth). John Sutton is the Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics at LSE. Dr John Page is Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution (@BrookingsGlobal), IGC Country Director (Tanzania) and former Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank. The International Growth Centre (IGC) (@T...
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More than half the world's population is still offline. With only 20.7 per cent of Africa online, but this number is moving up quickly as more networks are created and cost of handsets and mobile devices fall. Experts around the world believe the world is on the brink of a technological revolution .It's expected that in Africa, this 4th Industrial revolution will disrupt almost every industry. But the questions we’re asking today: Where are we so far? What needs to happen to fully embrace this? How far did we go with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd revolutions? To answer these questions CNBC Africa is joined by a panel of African leaders.
http://www.weforum.org/ Learn in-depth about Africa's hunger for frontier science and how it is preparing to adapt to the changes brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Speakers: · Neil Gershenfeld, Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. · Jonathan M. Ledgard, Director, Afrotech and Future Africa, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. · Thierry Zomahoun, President and Chief Executive Officer, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda. Moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum.
Industrialization is key to economic growth. But Africa's industrialization has been slow, and has even gone to reverse in some places. What are the obstacles, and where are opportunities of industrial development on the continent? Deutsche Welle TV spoke to GIGA scholar Robert Kappel.
UNIDO works together with the Government of Japan in Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa to apply green industry policy instruments and Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) practices and techniques in productive industries. Watch to find out more about the opportunities and benefits of low-carbon growth and climate resilient development!
The Tanzanian government has promised more land rights for women to facilitate the country's industrial drive. This was a pledge at the Africa reconnect conference held in Dar es salaam.The event is one of Africa's biggest women conferences. Female leaders from 25 countries have been discussing how to better harness what's being described as the fourth industrial revolution. Our Correspondent in Dar Es Salaam, Daniel Kijo reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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http://www.weforum.org/ Africa’s multimodal transport corridors are expensive and inefficient, restricting business activity and intra-regional trade. How can extractive transport corridors be transformed to drive local industrial development? Dimensions to be addressed: - Developing growth poles within the corridors - Building locomotives and integrating drones into supply chains - Harmonizing cross-border standards and regulations - Johan C. Aurik, Global Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board, A.T. Kearney, United Kingdom - Michael Druce, President, Africa, UPS, South Africa - Siyabonga Gama, Group Chief Executive Officer, Transnet, South Africa; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa Moderated by - Beatrice Marshall, TV Anchor, China Global Television Network (CGTN), Ken...
Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, said on Friday that Africa needed to industrialise and pursue larger blocs of regional integration for it to fully exploit opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
An innovative retail park in Cape Town is providing new economic opportunities for locals -- and doing it in very colourful way. Phil-lip-pee Village is a retail and shopping park made out of hundreds of shipping containers. CGTN's Travers Andrews went to take a closer look. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Once a rich natural resource for countries like Senegal, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the sea-fishing areas of west Africa have fallen prey to the world's largest and most modern fishing fleets. John Vidal boards the Green Peace ship Arctic Sunrise to investigate a problem that has serious implications for regional prosperity John Vidal's travel costs to Senegal were paid by Greenpeace. The NGO had no say over editorial content
Austin Aneke, author of Challenges of Development in Africa, explains how progress made by the West during the Industrial Revolution left Africa behind. He says, as the world's most mineral-rich continent, Africa still struggles as the poorest continent on the globe. Subscribe to News24: https://www.youtube.com/user/News24Video
Mobile technology presents Africa with an unsurpassed opportunity to address its most stubborn development challenges: health, poverty, hunger and education. That’s the view of Vuyani Jarana, Chief Officer of Vodacom Business, addressing the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg last week.
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South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases People living along the coast in the South African city of Durban have long complained about the effects of toxic industrial pollution. But they are now stepping up their criticism, accusing oil and chemical factories located near their homes of being behind frequent cases of cancer, asthma and other illnesses. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Durban. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
*Bole Lemi , Ethiopia’s thriving industrial sector* Ethiopia’s Bole Lemi Industrial Zone is a project that covers 156 hectares. It is designed to help companies such as agro-processors, pharmaceutical and textile manufacturers produce and sell value-added goods and boost revenue from exports. Already the industrial zone has close to 9,000 people while Industrialization represent 5% of the country's GDP. *New dawn for Chinese Yuan* China's yuan, or Renminbi (RMB), enters an historical … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/10/07/ethiopia-s-industrial-zone-thrives-despite-economic-downturn-business-africa Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.y...
The inaugural China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Expo kicked off in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi amid acknowledgement of the critical role of capital, expertise and technology from Beijing to fuel Africa’s industrial progress.
The Independent | 26 May 2018
The Independent | 26 May 2018