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Africa Forward

Financing Africa’s Future


A look at infrastructure financing in Africa.

Big infrastructure projects require big financing deals. But getting to that point often involves ingenuity and innovation. In this episode, we explore new methods for financing infrastructure projects in Africa. Co-host Carol Pineau looks at how the Azura Edo power plant in Nigeria overcame a slew of obstacles to get a deal signed.

Later, Pineau hosts a roundtable featuring Alain Ebobissé, CEO of Africa50, Acha Leke, chairperson of McKinsey’s Africa Region, and Ibukun Awosika, chairperson of First Bank of Nigeria.

About Africa Forward:  Africa Forward, the latest podcast from FP Studios and Africa50, tackles the infrastructure challenges and opportunities facing countries in Africa. With reporting from across the continent, the show examines why the big facilities that transform societies—including roads, energy supplies, and communications—are under-resourced and what Africans and others are doing about it. Africa Forward is hosted by journalists Isha Sesay and Carol Pineau, who both bring years of experience covering and reporting on Africa.  See All Episodes

More Africa Forward episodes:

Africa’s Digital Transformation

A look at how innovations in information and communications technology are transforming Africa.

Powering Change

A look into how energy projects in Africa are creating opportunities across the continent.

Paving the Way

A look into transformative impact of trade and transportation infrastructure in Africa.

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