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Join Co-hosts Aubrey Hruby and Gyude Moore as they explore radical ideas for job creation and economic development in African markets. NewThink seeks out and puts forth ideas from anywhere and everywhere, applying them to stubborn economic problems, defying central planning, and ultimately fighting oldthink in emerging market development.

NewThink - Radical Ideas for Development in Frontier Markets Aubrey Hruby and Gyude Moore

    • Society & Culture

Join Co-hosts Aubrey Hruby and Gyude Moore as they explore radical ideas for job creation and economic development in African markets. NewThink seeks out and puts forth ideas from anywhere and everywhere, applying them to stubborn economic problems, defying central planning, and ultimately fighting oldthink in emerging market development.

    How blockchain affects job creation in Africa

    How blockchain affects job creation in Africa

    Helen Hai is the Head of Binance Charity Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to using blockchain for transparent philanthropy and achievement of SDG. It was initiated by Binance, the largest crytocurrency exchange by trading volume in the world. She was previously the CEO of the Made in Africa Initiative through which she advised African governments on industrialization, investment promotion, as well as cofounding C&H Garments, a Pan-African export-oriented garments manufacturer.
    She was trained as an actuary in the United Kingdom and over 20 years of international experience in FTSE100 companies. She has a BA in actuarial science and MSc in actuarial management from CASS Business School in London and EMBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.

    • 29 min
    Can tech tackle the challenge of market informality in Africa?

    Can tech tackle the challenge of market informality in Africa?

    Bright Simons is a Ghanaian social innovator, entrepreneur, writer and vice-president (in charge of research) at IMANI. He is also the founder and president of mPedigree. Simons writes for the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review Digital and is a regular contributor to the BBC's Business Daily programs. The Financial Times has described Bright Simons as "frighteningly clever".

    • 36 min
    The Indian venture experience: relevant for African markets?

    The Indian venture experience: relevant for African markets?

    Melissa Frakman is the Founder & Managing Partner of Emphasis Ventures, an early-stage venture investor and award-winning business strategist with over a decade of on-the-ground experience in India and other global emerging technology hubs. She invests in, and builds bridges for, digital finance products and services that are created in developing markets and have global applications including: Payments, personal finance and capital markets innovation, new credit models, hyperlocal consumer, artificial intelligence, capital, markets innovations, biometrics, and blockchain.
    Lucy Parry is the Cofounder and VP Operations at Carry1st, where she's responsible for global operations and growth. Carry1st is helping to build the premier mobile content company for African consumers through an interactive content platform leveraging mobile technology to delight and serve the first generation of African smartphone users.

    • 34 min
    Investing in African Creative Industries

    Investing in African Creative Industries

    Bobby Pittman the Managing Director of Kupanda Capital and Mobolaji Adeoye the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Consonance Investment Managers join us to discuss Africa's $4 Billion (and growing) Creative Industry and explore how the Creative Industries can create jobs to help employ the young Africans growing up today.
     
     

    • 30 min
    Charter cities to drive economic development

    Charter cities to drive economic development

    Iyin Aboyeji, Co-founder of Andela & Flutterwave and Mark Lutter, Founder & Executive Director of Charter Cities Institute join us to discuss the concept of how Charter Cities can drive economic development in frontier markets around the world.

    • 24 min
    How to create jobs in Nigeria pt 1

    How to create jobs in Nigeria pt 1

    Noah Smith, Bloomberg Opinion writer, and Feyi Fawehinmi, an accountant who has worked in the UK’s financial services for the past 10 years, join the podcast to discuss Nigeria. Nigeria accounts for 70% of the population in West Africa and 50% of it's GDP and the future of the region is set by the direction of Nigeria because of it's size.

    • 35 min

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