Executive Focus: Henry Azzam, Chairman (Middle East and North Africa), Deutsche Bank

Executive Focus: Henry Azzam, Chairman (Middle East and North Africa), Deutsche Bank

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  • Duration: 13:19
  • Updated: 26 Oct 2011
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Dr. Henry Azzam is the Chairman of Deutsche Bank for the Middle East and North Africa. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the international financial crisis, the intra-bank market, sukuk issuance and the need to create a more robust secondary market, and the current state of project finance in the UAE. Copyright 2011 - The Prospect Group For more information, please visit: http://www.theprospectgroup.com/henry-azzam-chairman-middle-east-and-north-africa-deutsche-bank-8344/
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In Focus -  Urbanization in Africa

In Focus - Urbanization in Africa

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  • Updated: 11 Jun 2015
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In this episode of In Focus we explore urbanization in Africa with Prof. Ivan Turok, the Executive Director of the Economic Performance and Development, Human Sciences Research Council (EPD-HSRC). Prof. Turok is a Honorary Professor at the Universities of Cape Town and Glasgow, and has a PhD in Economics, MSc in Planning and BSc in Geography. Before returning to South Africa and joining the HSRC in 2010 he was Professor and Research Director of the Department of Urban Studies at Glasgow University. Prof. Turok's fields of expertise include the spatial economy (regions, cities and neighbourhoods), local labour markets and economic development. His research on unemployment, regional development, city competitiveness, urban regeneration and spatial inequalities is highly cited internationally. He is a regular expert adviser to the United Nations, OECD, European Commission, SA Government, UK Government and African Development Bank. He is a board member of the Regional Studies Association and is on the editorial board of four international journals. He has published over 100 academic papers, chapters and books and has a B1 rating from the National Research Foundation. He was the principal author of the 2011 State of South African Cities Report. Other books include the State of English Cities (2006), Changing Cities: Rethinking Urban Competitiveness, Cohesion and Governance (2005), Twin Track Cities (2005), The Jobs Gap in Britain?s Cities (1999) and The Coherence of EU Regional Policy(1997). Prof. Turok has 30 years teaching experience in urban and regional economics, policy analysis and evaluation, local labour markets, economic development, urban regeneration and spatial planning. He has supervised 12 PhDs to successful completion and numerous Masters students.
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In Focus: Realising Africa's Transformation

In Focus: Realising Africa's Transformation

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  • Updated: 06 Mar 2014
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In this episode, we interview Dr. Nkosana Moyo, the founder and Executive Chair of the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (South Africa), on the complexities involved in realising Africa's transformation. "I want to see, over an extended period, a causal relationship between an explicit articulation of a game plan, execution of that game plan over - again - a sustained period, and outcomes which are consistent with what we set out to do and what we achieved." Dr. Nkosana Moyo Dr. Moyo also served as the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the African Development Bank until August 2011. Before joining the AfDB, Dr Moyo worked at Actis Capital LLP as Managing Partner for the Africa Business www.act.is and served on the boards of a number of companies in the cement, sugar, finance, tourism, mining, airline and food sectors as well as being the former Minister of Industry & International Trade for Zimbabwe. In Focus, a television series produced by UONGOZI Institute, presents an in-depth overview on the key issues affecting sustainable development in Africa.
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Executive Focus: Muhammad Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration, Ghana

Executive Focus: Muhammad Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration, Ghana

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  • Duration: 6:50
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2012
  • views: 592
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Muhammad Mumuni is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana. He spoke with The Prospect Group about foreign direct investment, developing trade relationships, and Ghana's political role in West Africa. Copyright 2012 - The Prospect Group For more information, please visit: http://www.theprospectgroup.com/muhammad-mumuni-minister-of-foreign-affairs-regional-integration-ghana-8788/
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Executive Focus: Hamdi Osman, Senior Vice President, FedEx

Executive Focus: Hamdi Osman, Senior Vice President, FedEx

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  • Updated: 22 Jul 2011
  • views: 1678
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Hamdi Osman is the Senior Vice President of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa. He spoke with The Prospect Group about how the logistics industry in the region is developing and the role Dubai will play in the industry and in the region. Copyright 2011 - The Prospect Group For more information, please visit: http://www.theprospectgroup.com/hamdi-osman-senior-vice-president-fedex-8264/
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In Focus: Moving Towards Africa's Integration

In Focus: Moving Towards Africa's Integration

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  • Updated: 19 Aug 2015
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In this special edition of In Focus, we interview Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation on what needs to be done to accelerate Africa’s Integration following the 2nd African Leadership Forum organized by former President Benjamin Mkapa, with the support of UONGOZI Institute. In Focus, a television series produced by UONGOZI Institute, presents an in-depth overview into the key issues affecting sustainable development in Africa.
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Focus: African Capacity Building Foundation

Focus: African Capacity Building Foundation

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  • Updated: 16 Nov 2010
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(www.abndigital.com) The African Capacity Building Foundation was established in 1991 by African governments and the international donor community, to build capacity for development implementation. The current membership of the Foundation comprises the three sponsor agencies: African Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank, in addition to the International Monetary Fund as well as 42 African and non-African countries. Joining ABN on the foundation's latest undertaking is Dr Frannie Leautier, Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation.
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In Focus: Investing in Africa's Future and the Role of Private Equity

In Focus: Investing in Africa's Future and the Role of Private Equity

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  • Updated: 02 Oct 2014
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In this episode, we discuss private equity funds and their role in transforming African economies with Dr. Frannie Léautier , Partner and CEO of the Mkoba Private Equity Fund and Dr. Wendy Luhabe, Founder and Chair of the Women Private Equity Fund. Dr. Léautier was previously the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and has had a varied career in the private sector and in international development having served as Vice President of the World Bank and Head of the World Bank Institute (2001-2007). She served as Chief of Staff to the President of the World Bank (2000-2001). In 2007, she founded the Fezembat Group, a company focused on risk management and leadership development, serving as its Managing Partner until 2009. Dr. Léautier was recently listed among the 100 most influential people in Africa. In 2013 she was honored with the title of Nkosuohemaa --Queen of Development-- of the Agona Traditional Area in Ghana. Dr. Léautier has published widely and sits on several boards. Dr. Wendy Luhabe is an accomplished social entrepreneur and corporate marketing expert. She is deeply engaged in many sectors, including education, youth leadership development, and business, for which she is the Chairwoman or Director of a number of leading companies in diverse industries. Dr. Luhabe also sits on the Board of IMD Business School, and she was recently appointed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the newly-formed International Council on Women’s Business Leadership. In Focus, a television series produced by UONGOZI Institute, presents an in-depth overview into the key issues affecting sustainable development in Africa.
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UNICEF Executive Board puts spotlight on Africa's children

UNICEF Executive Board puts spotlight on Africa's children

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  • Updated: 04 Jun 2014
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Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m. The UNICEF Executive Board opened its annual session of 2014 against the backdrop of an era marked by exciting developments for children, including in Africa. To look further at the progress made on that continent, as well as to discuss what more needs to be done, members of the Executive Board gathered for a special focus session on Africa's children. Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain also spoke at the meeting, expressing the importance of bolstering efforts that promote children's rights in Africa -- and around the world. To learn more about the movement to #BringBackOurGirls in Nigeria, watch: http://youtu.be/CvgBfKU1vkU. Or read more at UNICEF Connect: http://blogs.unicef.org/tag/nigeria. For more about UNICEF's work, visit: http://www.unicef.org. Follow UNICEF here: UNICEF Connect blog: http://blogs.unicef.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicef Twitter: https://twitter.com/unicef Instagram: http://instagram.com/UNICEF Tumblr: http://unicef.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/unicef/
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In Focus: Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation Part II

In Focus: Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation Part II

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  • Duration: 22:57
  • Updated: 07 Jan 2015
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This episode of In Focus features the second part of an interview with Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on 'Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation'.
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