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• Published on 22 Feb. 2016 • Category : Energy
Africa Far from Sustainable Energy for All, But Showing Signs of ProgressSTORY HIGHLIGHTSAfrica’s rate of electricity access rose from 32% in 2010 to 35% in 2012—but while 25 million people a year got access, electrification is barely keeping pace with population growth.More than 70% of Africa’s total energy consumption comes from renewable sources, but almost all from traditional uses of biomass, and huge opportunities to include other sources remain.Although Africa’s per capita energy consumption is the lowest globally, it is one of the world’s most energy intensive regions getting scant economic output from its modest energy use.Energy underpins every (...)
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• Published on 30 Sept. 2015 • Category : NYFA 2015L'Afrique, terre de joint-venturesAFRIQUE - Ce n'est un secret pour personne : l'Afrique est depuis une dizaine d'années l'un des principaux moteurs économiques de la planète. Nous l'avons écrit, vécu, mis en scène et assumé toutes les critiques affirmant que nous sommes d'irresponsables utopistes. Un temps propice aux investissements étrangers, elle voit cependant les apports financiers extérieurs diminuer peu à peu. La pratique des joint-ventures, telle que préconisée et suggérée depuis bientôt 3 ans voit enfin le jour. Elle pourrait inverser la tendance."L'Afrique continuera de monter en puiss(...)
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• Published on 02 Jun. 2014 • Category : NYFA 2014Taskforce 4: Media and Entertainment Panelists:  Yves Bigot, managing director, TV5 monde (France)   Salim Cheick, Managing Director, 2M (Morocco)   Francois Deplanck, SVP channel and content, canal+ Overseas (France)   Dominique Flaux, Director, Ecofin Agency (Switzerland)   Jean-Noel Tronc, CEO, Sacem (Fance)   Nadia Salah, Editorial director, l’Economiste Moderator:   Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean & Director of Henley Business School Africa (South Africa) Key questions ·  How to create sustainable cultural industries? ·  How to make artist(...)
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• Published on 02 Jun. 2014 • Category : NYFA 2014Taskforce 3: Entrepreneurship Panelists:  Madeline Berre, Managing Partner, Deloitte (Gabon)   Tara Fela-Dorotoye, Founder, House of Tara (Nigeria)   Jon Gosier, Founder, D8A Group and Appfrica (United States)   Dan Shine, Curator, The Innovation Hangar (United States) Moderator:   Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (South Africa) Key questions ·  What are the ways for African countries to spark or continue to encourage their entrepreneurs? ·  What are possible solutions to the obstacles new or potential entrepreneurs and even medium(...)
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• Published on 02 Jun. 2014 • Category : NYFA 2014Taskforce 2: Water Panelists:  Kala Fleming, Water Research Scientist, IBM Research-Africa Lab (Kenya)   Grant Gibbs, Executive Director, Hippo Water Roller Project (South Africa)   Olivier Mukoko, Director General, Department of water Resources (Gabonese Republic)   Paul Wood, Managing Director Africa and Arabian, Waterfund (UAE) Moderator:   Mel Brooks, Senior Finance Lecturer, Henley Business School (South Africa) Key questions ·  Are there ways to jumpstart water infrastructure? ·  How can the public and private sector work together to solv(...)
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