Africa50 presents a new podcast produced by FP Studios that explores the emergence of infrastructure projects on the African continent.
Africa50 and FP Studios present Africa Forward, a four part podcast series that explores the emergence of infrastructure projects on the African continent and how they can be transformative for both African citizens who are the beneficiaries of these projects as well as investors who are finding healthy returns.
The podcast will focus on the areas of energy, transport and trade, ICT, and finance and tell the story of how innovations and increased cooperation are getting projects funded and built. Voices that will be heard on the podcast include, renowned economist Vera Songwe, Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobisse, and Ernest Moniz, former US Secretary of Energy.
The podcast is co- hosted by two journalists with extensive knowledge of Africa, Isha Sesay and Carol Pineau.
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About Africa Forward: Season 1: Africa boasts more than 50 countries, 1.3-billion people, and an emerging middle class bigger than the entire population of the United States. So what’s the glue that will hold it all together? Infrastructure. In each episode this season we do a deep dive into projects that offer the greatest hope for transformational change. Infrastructure can seem impersonal, just a pile of concrete, steel or cables, but delve into it and you soon see, it has the power to transform lives. Twenty years ago, cell phone towers sprung up throughout Africa, and a mobile network came to life. Within 10 years, a Kenyan company developed a way to transfer money via mobile phones. It revolutionized banking throughout the world. That’s what infrastructure can do. Africa Forward tells the story of Africa’s economic aspirations through the dreams of people across the continent. Throughout this season we hear analysis from some of Africa’s top leaders in business and government who are building a future where Africa can proudly stand on its own. See All Episodes
More Africa Forward: Season 1 episodes:
Financing Africa’s Future
A look at infrastructure financing in Africa.
Africa’s Digital Transformation
A look at how innovations in information and communications technology are transforming Africa.
A look into how energy projects in Africa are creating opportunities across the continent.
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