UNAJUA S4 EP1: What lies are frequently told about Africa's agriculture sector? feat. Karidas Tshintsholo
Agritech startup founder Karidas Tshintsholo factors in on how Africa's agriculture sector needs to be revamped in order to unleash untold commercial potential and broad-based socio-economic participation.
UNAJUA S3 EP1: Could the adoption of Brachiaria grass be a game-changer for livestock farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa? feat. Mwihaki Mundia
Kenyan environment advocate and comms specialist Mwihaki Mundia reckons brachiaria grass could help farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa combat the negative impacts of climate change.
UNAJUA S1 EP1: How significant is the opportunity for tech companies in Africa? feat. Derin Adebayo
For this Unajua Series opener, Derin Adebayo factors in on the size of the commercial opportunity for tech companies in Africa and offers a take on whether the apparent lack of exits should cause worry.
Is Development Finance Really Better Than Foreign Aid? with Jean Bosco Iyacu
Banker-turned-development financier Jean Basco Iyacu factors in on everything from the challenge of selling local financial services incumbents on innovative development finance approaches to the need to induct open banking policy.
Three Arab Women Innovators Factor in on the Economic Benefits of Backing Female Entrepreneurship
Libyan Hala Bugaighis and Palestinian nationals Jumana Salous and Lamia Tarabiah unpack why they believe that supporting women entrepreneurs in their parts of the world is not only the politically correct thing to do but also economically sensible.
Ozow's Mitchan Adams On COVID-19: Well-positioned South African digital payments players are coining it right now
South African Mitchan Adams, Ozow Co-founder & Head of R&D, explains why the COVID-19 pandemic is yielding some rather lucrative business opportunities for some fintech startups operating on his home turf.
Is The Super-Platform Hype Surrounding Africa's Mobile Gaming Industry Real? feat. Lucy Hoffman
Co-founder and VP, Operations of mobile gaming startup Carry1st Lucy Hoffman explains the business fundamentals of Africa's mobile gaming industry and sheds light on the sector's unique super-platform potential.
Shift The Power: Challenging Development Cooperation Power Dynamics Between The Global North & South
Joining Andile Masuku for a provocatively-themed live conversation dubbed #ShiftThePower is the Dutch Ambassador for Youth, Education and Work, Tijmen Rooseboom, Evelijne Bruning of The Hunger Project and Samar Dani of INJAZ Lebanon.
Accion's Michael Schlein on Financial Inclusion, Fintech & Impact Investment Sceptics
Accion CEO Michael Schlein explains why he's bullish on fintech startups and shares how his organisation is leveraging investments in tech-led microfinance innovation to reach the more than two billion people who are currently invisible to and/or poorly served by the global financial system.
Unpacking Arab Identity & Socio-economic Dynamics with Arab Economies Researcher Salam Said
In this helpful introduction to the dynamics of Arab economies, Dr Salam Said of the University of Bremen sheds light on some of the ways Arab identity and geopolitical dynamics (past and present) inform the socio-economic policies of Arab nations in Africa and the Middle East.
South Sudan: Micro-finance Diaries with Yengi Lokule of Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI)
This relaxed diary session with South Sudanese Yengi Lokule, Co-founder and CEO of micro-finance and cross-border remittance firm Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI), addresses oversimplifications related to promoting the financial inclusion of displaced people living in post-conflict environments.
African Fintech Signal Check 2019: What Can Africa Learn From India? (Part 2) feat. Arunjay Katakam
Indian tech founder Arunjay Katakam joins Andile Masuku and Osarumen Osamuyi to factor in on what African markets could learn from India's tech and innovation experience in order to capitalise on the current hype surrounding the continent's fintech scene.
African Fintech Signal Check 2019: Nigeria's Killing It! (Part 1) feat. Wiza Jalakasi
Malawian mobile tech entrepreneur Wiza Jalakasi joins Andile Masuku and Osarumen Osamuyi to discuss the implications of the unprecedented venture capital investment that has flowed into Africa's fintech scene in the last quarter of 2019.