18 episodes

The Foresight Africa podcast celebrates the dynamism and optimism across Africa and explores strategies for broadening the benefits of growth to all people in the region. Host Aloysius Uche Ordu, director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, interviews policy experts and leaders from the public sector, private sector, and civil society on key trends affecting people and nations on the continent.

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The Foresight Africa podcast celebrates the dynamism and optimism across Africa and explores strategies for broadening the benefits of growth to all people in the region. Host Aloysius Uche Ordu, director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, interviews policy experts and leaders from the public sector, private sector, and civil society on key trends affecting people and nations on the continent.

    The future of podcasting in Africa

    The future of podcasting in Africa

    Josephine Karianjahi, co-founder and co-director of Africa Podfest, discusses the findings from her organization’s report on the present and future of audio storytelling in Africa. Among the report’s findings she discusses are the rising demand for podcasts by African youths in urban areas, the barrier to access due to the high cost of data, and the potential for innovation and investment in the continent’s podcasting industry.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3dtagjK 
    Foresight Africa podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 41 min
    Making the future of African STEM female

    Making the future of African STEM female

    Education experts Adefunke Ekine and Ayotola Aremu discuss the systemic biases African girls face that discourage them from pursuing an education in STEM and share strategies for increasing female enrollment in those topics, including embedding STEM in games, and exposing young girls to female role models, mentors, and teachers.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3p9W2qw 
    Foresight Africa podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 50 min
    The role of regional economic communities in implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area

    The role of regional economic communities in implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area

    In a discussion with Aloysius Uche Ordu, Andrew Mold, chief of regional integration for Eastern Africa at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, explores aspects of the continent’s economic integration agenda under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), arguing that low estimates of intra-African trade can be misleading and exploring how the region’s individual regional economic communities will be central to the agreement’s implementation.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3vBxFpv 
    Foresight Africa podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 43 min
    African Youth Survey reveals sustained optimism and shifting priorities

    African Youth Survey reveals sustained optimism and shifting priorities

    Industrialist and philanthropist Ivor Ichikowitz shares findings from the Ichikowitz Family Foundation’s “African Youth Survey 2022,” including the immense optimism of the region’s youth, a marked shift in perceptions of foreign partners, and increased concern over the impacts of climate change.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3RyRerS 
    Foresight Africa podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu, and follow and tweet at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

    • 40 min
    Pursuing an education "Against All Odds"

    Pursuing an education "Against All Odds"

    Author and activist Betty Ogiel Rubanga joins host Aloysius Uche Ordu for a conversation on dreams, hope, hard work, learning, authentic leadership, poverty, and survival. She is the author of the memoir, Against All Odds: A memoir of Resilience, Determination and Luck Amidst Hardship for an African Girl Child in Her Passionate Pursuit for Education.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3NrZEhm 
    Foresight Africa podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu, and follow and tweet at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

    • 44 min
    Re-approaching Africa’s economic integration agenda

    Re-approaching Africa’s economic integration agenda

    Julius Kiiza, professor of political economy of development at Uganda’s Makerere University, discusses Africa’s regional integration efforts as well as the integral role of women and technology in the success of the endeavor.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3QCf715 
    Foresight Africa podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu, and follow and tweet at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

    • 44 min

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