Africa has become a centre for business opportunities and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Lack of understanding of Africa, its history and its own unique business culture often comes in the way of establishing a strong partnership. To address this, a workshop was conducted by Taiwan-based Cameroonian psychology and business communications expert Dr Ebede Ndi.
Amit Jain presented the report published by the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies to an audience of over 300 executives, policymakers, and guests in Lagos, Nigeria.
Irrespective what sector of business you are, developing a data-supported risk assessment strategy is the first step towards making an informed investment decision. Ronak Gopaldas conducted an intensive workshop on how to evaluate risk when investing in Africa and map a robust risk-reward framework.
Ronak Gopaldas discussed if Beijing can maintain its status as the preferred partner of choice for Africa, amid increasing geopolitical competition for the continent's resources.
At the Erudite Series of talks on the Future of Africa, Centre Director Amit Jain, along with Dr. Kouassi Yeboua, delve into the impact of foreign direct investments, diaspora bonds, and tax treaties on enabling financial flows to and from Africa. This discussion coincides with the release of an outstanding thematic paper by ISS Africa on the same subject.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.