Overview and Hisstory

Podcasts

In Focus: The Role of SADC in Promoting Regional Integration

This episode of In Focus interviews Dr. Stergomena Tax, Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on it's role in promoting regional integration and therefore sustainable development.

Find out more

Meet The Leader: H.E Martti Ahtisaari

In this Meet the Leader episode, UONGOZI Institute interviews the 10th President of Finland on leadership and the challenges he faced.

Find out more

Meet the Leader: H.E. Tarja Halonen

In this Meet the Leader interview, we discuss the journey that led to H.E. Tarja Halonen becoming the first female President of Finland, her leadership career, and the challenges she encountered along the way.

Find out more

In Focus: Investing in Africa’s Future and the Role of Private Equity

In this episode, we discuss private equity funds and their role in transforming African economies with Dr. Frannie Léautier, Partner and CEO of the Mkoba Private Equity Fund and Dr. Wendy Luhabe, Founder and Chair of the Women Private Equity Fund.

Find out more

In Focus: Managing Natural Resources In Africa

This episode of In Focus features Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, and Ambassador Ami Mpungwe, former Chairman of the Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy, where we discuss the management of natural resources to ensure prosperity in Africa.

Find out more

In Focus: Transparency in the Extractive Industries

In this episode, we discuss transparency - particularly in the extractive industries with Dr. Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International and former chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

Find out more

In Focus: Revisiting Africa’s Relations With Its Partners

In this interview, we explore the evolving nature of development partnerships with Mr. Martin Khor, the Executive Director of the South Centre.

Find out more

In Focus: Impacts of International Trade agreements on Africa’s Development

Despite the fact that Trade Agreements create enormous opportunities for the African continent, there are still a good number of pitfalls and challenges that hinder the development and prosperity of trade within the continent.
Discussing these and more, in this episode of In Focus, we interview Professor Yashpal Tandon, former CEO of the South Center and founder of SEATINI.

Find out more

In Focus: Sovereign Wealth Funds

In this episode of In Focus, we tackle sovereign wealth funds with with Mr. Knut Kjær, the founding CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), in-charge of managing Norway’s sovereign wealth fund and foreign exchange reserves. He discusses about the importance of sovereign wealth funds to countries in Africa and the world with rich natural resources who share a vision of saving and investing in future generations.

Find out more

In Focus: Lessons From Europe On Regional Integration

In this special edition of In Focus, we had the honour to interview H.E. Jyrki Katainen, former Prime Minister of Finland on the European experience of regional integrations, and lessons that African can draw from it.

Find out more

In Focus: Global Governance

In this episode, we interview Ambassador Augustine Mahiga, former Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations, and former UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia on the challenges of global governance.

Find out more

In Focus: Maximising Returns from Natural Resources

In this episode of In Focus, we discuss how African countries can maximize returns from natural resources and the roles of key stakeholders in the sector with Ms. Sheila Khama, Practice Manager, Energy & Extractives for the World Bank and former Director of the Africa Natural Resources Center at the African Development Bank.

Find out more