Events and Webinars

NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies publishes a 10-year economic roadmap for Nigeria

Centre Director, Amit Jain launches the report to a full house. This is the first time that a Singapore-based think tank has delivered a policy recommendation report for an African state.

Centre Director Amit Jain steers a panel discussion at ASBF 2023

Discussion shines light on the manufacturing and consumer goods sector in Africa.

The economic diversification of Nigeria

A stimulating evening of discussion on the challenge of economic diversification of Nigeria with Dr. Zainab Usman, Director of Africa Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 


Centre Director Amit Jain conducts a workshop for South African officials

Amit Jain conducted a half-day workshop on the potential of blue economy in Africa for a group of 18 senior-mid level South African officials from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) who were in Singapore on a study tour at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The economic prospect of the Blue Economy in Africa

Amit Jain makes a presentation for diplomats of small island and coastal states at the Clingendael Institute.

NBS girls beat 132 students to win the Singapore Business Case Competition x African Challenge 2023

Freshmen Rui Ying, Cindrea and Megan win cash an all-expense paid trip to Nigeria.


Establishing Singapore as an African trade and investment hub

The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies makes a case for Singapore to establish itself as an African trade and investment hub with Dr Robert Besseling, CEO of Pangea-Risk.

Business in Africa

Amit Jain, Director of NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies makes a compelling presentation on why Africa should be considered a market of hope and opportunity, not despair and despondency in this webinar organised by the Singapore Business Federation.

Investment ready projects in Africa - AfDB presentation

The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies holds a virtual presentation where the African Development Bank (AfDB) will showcase a list of 32 bankable projects that need private sector investments. Sectors include agriculture, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality, ICT, logistics and natural resources.


Sub-Saharan Africa: A new shock and little room to manoeuvre

The economic recovery made by Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2021 surprised the world even as it struggled to deal with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, however, that progress has been jeopardized by rising food prices and inflation. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has delivered yet another shock to the region, that from which it may be far more difficult to bounce back. NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies and Hany Abdel-Latif of the International Monetary Fund discuss the latest economic outlook for SSA.


Developing enhanced agricultural value chains in Africa

The  African Development Bank (AfDB) joins hands with the NTU- SBF Centre for African Studies to conduct a virtual ‘roundtable’ with key stakeholders in Asia and Africa to help unpack the challenge of raising agricultural productivity, mitigate risks and promote the development of agricultural value chains.

Investing in Africa's infrastructure

Africa requires anything between US$68bn to US$108bn in finance to bridge its infrastructure deficit. Securing private sector funding has never been as challenging as it is now. Lack of sufficient information on investment opportunities, coupled with the perception of high risks also contributes to the challenge. The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies and the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD discuss how you can invest in Africa's infrastructure.