The British Award for African Development

Currently, as the Head of Strategy at The British Award for African Development (BRAAD), I believe it is  integral that we focus on the innovative solutions disruptive technology is having on the business landscape in Africa and showcase how technological leapfrogging is creating new markets and opportunities boosted by the fast-growing middle-classes alongside the rise of urbanisation. As we begin to finance these emerging economies a strong focus must also be on the economic, social and governance (ESG) commitments in order to ensure we continue to deliver on the UN SDGs and providing long-term sustainable solutions.

BRAAD is hosting a high-level event that will bring together innovators, investors, policy makers, government and diplomatic representatives from across the globe to gather in London, to focus on the future of banking, mobile money growth and integration, policy and regulation, blockchain, digital identity, remittances, financial inclusion and investment into new African markets post-Brexit.

Some key names attending will be Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister of State at the Foreign Commonwealth Office joint with the Department for International Development (DFID) (Minister for Africa), His Excellency Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Honourable Jeremy Lefroy, MP, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ethiopia, Honourable Pauline Latham, OBE, MP, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Kenya to name a few. Various press are in attendance such Vox Africa.

Some more information can be found here and below.

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