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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.Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.

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.Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.

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United States

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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.Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.

Language:

English


Episodes

Financing Africa's Future

2/17/2021
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 Ebobisse, CEO of Africa50, Acha Leke, Chairman of McKinsey's Africa Region, and Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of First...

Duration:00:41:32

Africa's Digital Revolution

2/9/2021
Africa is not only building new roads and airports but also getting wired up for a vast expansion of digital services. Innovations in ICT are helping fill in the gaps when it comes to things like banking and education and is the engine behind creative new businesses throughout Africa. This episode features stories from the tech campus Seme City in Benin, coders like Betelhem Dessie, and startups like poa! Internet. In the second half of the how, co-host Carol Pineau leads a roundtable...

Duration:00:41:31

Powering Change

2/2/2021
This episode of Africa Forward highlights how Africans are finding new ways to fund energy projects and how this is creating transformational change on the continent. The episode begins with a story from the reporter Laura Rosbrow-Telem looking at the financing and construction of the Benban Solar Park in Egypt. Later, co-host Carol Pineau leads a conversation on creating the best energy mix and how to properly fund large-scale projects. Her guests include Vera Songwe, the executive...

Duration:00:27:41

Paving the Way

1/26/2021
This episode looks at the promise and potential of infrastructure projects to facilitate transportation and trade on the continent. In the first half, reporter Laura Rosbrow-Telem takes listeners to the Gambia for a ride over the Senegambia Bridge, an important new gateway for Senegal and the Gambia for facilitating trade and commerce in Africa. Then in the roundtable, co-host Carol Pineau leads a conversation on how investments in roads, bridges, ports, and airports can have a dramatic...

Duration:00:32:52

Trailer: Africa Forward

1/22/2021
Introducing Africa Forward, a podcast from Africa50 produced by FP Studios,. Hosts Isha Sesay and Carol Pineau explore infrastructure challenges, successes, and opportunities in Africa.

Duration:00:00:33