The Singapore-Africa Conversation Podcast

What is the most important issue for Africa in 2024?

Foreign investors appear to be scaling back and raising finance has become much harder. Africa will face multiple challenges as it looks to 2024. In this podcast Centre Director Amit Jain explains why he thinks addressing debt will be the top challenge for African policymakers this year. 


Making manufacturing work in Africa

Terser Adamu speaks with Saikat Chowdhury, Managing Director of the engineering advisory and solutions provider Nivesal. He is plugging the information gap that inhibits domestic manufacturing in Africa from taking off.


China in Africa Podcast

Amit Jain shares his views on why boosting Africa-Southeast Asian trade and investment makes sense with Eric Olander, Chief Editor of The China-Global South Project and Cobus van Staden, Managing Editor of The China-Africa Project.


State intervention and industrialisation of Ethiopia 

Amit Jain speaks with Dr Arkebe Oqubay, who has served as Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister. He tells the story of the economic transformation of Ethiopia since the end of military rule and what lessons have been learnt.


A journey to an Africa that we want

Nozipho Tshabalala and Amit Jain speak with Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, the head of the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD. He explains what it would take for Africa to achieve the vision of a well-integrated and prosperous continent in the next 40 years.



The Best of 2021

Amit Jain and Nozipho Tshabalala ask Patrick Maluki to explain why the banking sector in Kenya is so formidable and get to grips with what the future holds for cryptocurrency and the creative industry in Africa as they discuss these topics with Rafiq Raji and Ronak Gopaldas. 


Climate finance opportunities in Africa

 As world leaders gather in Glasgow, UK for the UN climate change summit (COP26), we speak to Gareth Phillips, Manager of the Climate and Environment Finance at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and find out what opportunities exist for Asian investors as Africa adapts to climate change.


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