POSITIONING EMERGING AFRICAN INDUSTRIALISTS, BUSINESS CHAMPIONS, ENTERPRISE BUILDERS AND CORPORATE INVESTORS WITH THE SKILLS TO POWER AFRICA’S PROSPERITY VEHICLE FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT.
The continent is blessed with abundant natural resources – wonderful fertile and arable land, sprawling forest; large mineral deposits, a climate conducive to growing, a unique hydraulic potential, and a young and expanding population. If properly harnessed, can be instrumental in driving fourth and fifth industrial revolutionary crusade on the continent, sector by sector thus paving the way for Africa to build a unique competitive edge. Many projects have been successfully tested, now is the time to scale up, properly structured regional value, supply and demand chain management and think bigger to enhance a monetized African Innovation and technology revolution. We should challenge and push one another to make more progress.
The annual ITD-Masterclass unlike other training project will provide first-hand knowledge, policy spotlight and face-to-face access for ordinary business people in the informal industry sector in Africa to connect with professionals and industry leaders. By no means, this exposure will avail emerging enterprise buildings with the unique skills to seamlessly connect, learn, network, and shape priority to reap the benefits that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) potentials. The emphasis is to imbibe a pan-African commitment to promote multi-sector investment in industrialization, infrastructure development and security, intra-Africa trade, intra-capacity, movement of persons, minerals and market processes.
African Emerging Business Community | Africa Private Sectors | Youth and Women own businesses | Financial institutions | MDAs | National Youth Councils in Africa | National Student Associations in Africa
As an in-depth learning programme series, participants are expected to leverage trade facilitation and investment that the Made in Africa Summit and Gala night will provide, it delegates are expected to harness multi-sector opportunities, highlighting salient recommendations drawn from the program and stepping them down upon return to their various sectors.
The itinerary of the event will seek to achieve the following scope:
Why Made in Africa Summit? The idea is to create sustainable synergies and clusters to access the windows of opportunity in increasing constant technology solutions, innovation and strategy to accelerate competitiveness in “Made in Africa” brands. The dialogue, presentations, exhibition and panels aim to set Africa on the path to sustainable, dynamic, and inclusive economic growth for the benefit of African people.
Experts and Professionals is tasked to educate and share industry and professional knowledge in maximizing supply-chains benefits. Africa, with MIA-summit expectations will begin to lock-in significant increase of income and long-term economic growth.
The RISA-Africa Project seeks to become a power/club house of business tycoons, captains of industries and private sector leaders in Africa invited to converge, and to be celebrated for their enormous contribution in sector arenas such as: industrialization, investment in infrastructure, African driven innovation and inventions, brand visibility, corporate governance and multiple sector growth in Africa. The participations at the gala-night and supplementary honours will flagship excellence, creativity and leadership of African. The “Who Is Who” in Africa are expected to grace this occasion, sharing among others prospects for deepening business-to-business synergies, and solutions on how to provoke critical reflections for sound solutions in Africa.
There are two particular outdoor events that will implement for the exclusive benefits of delegates of the MIA-Summit and ITD-Masterclass programming sessions.
Industrial Parks and Dam Tours: this will be co-sponsored by the AI-Group Inc., partners and Ethiopian Industrial Park Development Corporation and the Ethiopian Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry, Interior and Defence. It is a proposed 2 days value chain development simulation exercise taking place from 22 – 24 January, 2022, and will avail delegates the opportunity to visit the Adama, Hawasa and Debrebrhan Industrial Parks and the Ethiopian Dam respectively.
Afro-Industry & Trade Music Concert: This is completely outdoor events, with strict compliance with COVID-19 policy of facemask, and physical distancing while enjoying the flavors of reggae that aligns the aspirations of Afro Industry, Trade promotion, investment facilitation, networking and fun. The concerts will be a combined private and public sector programming, that will be all-inclusive and multi-sector participatory. Atmosphere that the concert will generation will inspire delegates to cross-culturally network and form industry and trade related synergies. It will empower regional integration and foster opportunity aim to create ambitious ‘Made in Africa’ investment, enabling participants to unlock market opportunities for their brands, in order to reap the benefits that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) potentials offer. The event is scheduled to hold in Addis Ababa, 27 January 2022.
Professor of International Trade and Marketing Head; AfIDI-MIM Faculty Board
Professor Francis Alexander Shasha Torya Matambalya (Ph.D.) is a multi-skilled scholar with theoretical and practical competences in international Economic Relations (embracing trade economics, industrial development, and intellectual property), and the broad area of Business Management (with a strong focus on International Marketing). Prof. Matambalya is a well-known African Professor of International Trade and Marketing. He taught at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1987 to 2008 and Leipzig University (Germany) from 2015-2017. He has also been a visiting scholar at several institutions in different countries, including the Nordic Africa Institute (2008), University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA (2003), Centre for Development Research of Bonn University in Germany (1999 to 2001), Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) of the University of Oxford (2000), Lancaster University (1998), and Kiel Institute of World Economics (1994).
Prof. Matambalya’s career experience include a 4-year stint (2008-2010, and 2017-2018) as a Senior Development Consultant based at the Headquarters of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in Vienna, Austria; Research Professor and Lead Expert on Africa Africa-European Union Relations, International Trade, and Regional Integration at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden (2010-2014); and Professor and Head of Research and Publications at the International Small Enterprise Promotion and training (SEPT) Program of Leipzig University’s Faculty of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Oriental Studies, and Institute for African studies (2015-2017).
In addition, he has provided and continues to provide advisory services to several governments, intergovernmental regional and international organisations, and non-governmental organisations. As an Economics Scholar, Prof. Matambalya’s professional work rests largely on International Economic Relations (here, with a strong focus on International Trade, International Economic Diplomacy, Industrial Development, and the Economics of Intellectual Property and Development).
As a management scholar, Prof. Matambalya’s professional work rests largely on International Marketing and particularly on its interface with the various fields of International Economics (i.e., International Trade, International Economic Diplomacy, Industrial Development, and the Economics of Intellectual Property and Development).
From his interdisciplinary research activities, he is the author and editor of several scholarly books. He is also the author of several scholarly papers in professional journals, as well as many policy papers and reports, chapters in edited volumes, research reports, discussion / working papers, and conference proceedings.
Prof. Matambalya advises many national, regional and international institutions on how they can promote inclusive, people-centred, and sustainable development, by leveraging International Trade, Industrial Development, and Intellectual Property.
Prof. Matambalya has been involved in many industrial development projects, most recently as Lead Consultant tasked to Draft the UNIDO Roadmap for the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III), and subsequently to transform the same into a Joint Roadmap for the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III). He was also honoured to give a word of introduction on the Summit Theme “A Conducive Environment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, Increased Intra-Regional Trade and Job Creation” at the opening of the fourth SADC Industrial Week (SIW) on 5th August 2019. At the same event, Prof. Matambalya was honoured to be the Moderator of the Ministerial Roundtable on ´Business environment and predictability of policies on Industrial Development`.
Prof. Matambalya is the Editor of the refereed volume ‘African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation: Prospects for a reengineered partnership’ (by Routledge 2015). He is a regular media (TV, Radio, newspaper) analyst of industrial and overall economic development in and outside Tanzania.
Prof. Matambalya is one of the elite C-Suite Trainer and Mentor, who will be actively present to inspire, motivate, learn and share cutting edge perspectives with prospective students from public and private sector arena, who will be attending the PAIPMBDF August 2021 series.
Professor and Chair of International Law Head; University of Manchester Law School, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Professor Ngangjoh Hodu is currently a Professor and Chair of International Economic Law and Head of the University of Manchester Law School at the University of Manchester, UK. He is one of the few internationally recognised Professors in the area of international economic law whose expertise is highly sought for by Governments around the world, UN Agencies, WTO and other NGOs for legal advice. His specific areas of expertise include but not limited to, the law and policy of WTO, infrastructure development law, international investment law, international monetary law, international energy law, the law and policy of regional integration as well as public international law broadly speaking.
Prof. Ngangjoh Hodu has written many books and over three dozen articles on international investment law, WTO law and public international law in general. His most recent book published in January 2016 by Edward Elgar is titled “The Political Economy of WTO Implementation and China’s Approach to Litigation in the WTO”. He is regularly consulted by many governments, regional organisations and United Nations Agencies on international trade and investment law. He has also been counsel for countries before international dispute settlement bodies. As a consensus builder, he has advised many governments on how to progress with the negotiations of the current international investment reform framework, WTO Doha Trade Rounds as well as on regional disputes resolution. He is a barrister and solicitor and a member of many influential academic and professional organizations. He is a counsel at Fortior Law firm in Geneva. He is also currently on the roster of WTO Panelist appointed by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. In 2013, he was nominated for the WTO Appellate Body membership, the highest judicial body of the organization.
Prof. Ngangjoh Hodu is also part of the global faculty of the Trade Policy Centre in Africa (Trapca) based in Arusha-Tanzania where top officials from Africa and beyond regularly receive training on international trade law and on the political economy of the World Trading System. Moreover, he has been instrumental in designing the structure of the trade law component of the programmes at Trapca. Apart from having also spent many years working in Finland and Sweden, Prof. Ngangjoh has been visiting Professor to many universities around the world including Pretoria-South Africa, Stellenbosch-South Africa, Fudan, Wuhan, Peking in China, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg-Germany, Copenhagen in Denmark, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Geneva in Switzerland, University of Yaounde II in Cameroon etc. Prof. Ngangjoh will happily speak to governments, international organisations, law firms and individuals needing advice in any areas of his expertise. He speaks English, French, some Cameroonian languages, some Finnish language and a working interest in Chinese.
Overall, Prof. Ngangjoh Hodu is one of the prestigious faculties of the August 2021, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia “Pan-African Infrastructure Protection Masterclass and Business Development Forum (PAIPMBDF)” where he will be mentoring in several research proven and legal implication.
Member; BOT National Institute of Statistics, Rwanda.
Dr Céline Niwemahoro, being awarded a PhD in demography, did not stop Dr Niwemahoro to follow her passion about quality management and helping the organisations to sustain growth and profitability, she joined the Kenyan Bureau of Standard certification body. With the team, she dedicates her time to help institutions and companies to comply with quality standards.
Combining the quality management knowledge with Ten years’ experience in the teaching and research career, Dr Niwemahoro has mastered the art of rational reasoning especially in developing logical arguments impacting positively in increasing productivity to industry in particular bridging the gender gaps and youth inclusiveness for sustainable development of Africa.
Dr Niwemahoro is a strategic thinker being a member of Board of Directors in the National Institute of statistics of Rwanda with BoD’s responsibility among others to provide guidance in strategic forward-planning and coordinating national policies, programs and guidelines related to statistical activities in the country.
By virtue of time management and leadership skills, Dr Niwemahoro managed to marry her professional achievements with being a wife and a mother. Dr Niwemahoro lethal weapon is about creativity and building positive relationship in society.
Professor of Economics, University of Gezira, Sudan
Prof. Dr. Mutasim Ahmed Abdelmawla is a Professor of Economics at the University of Gezira, Sudan. He published a number of scientific papers in refereed journals, books, and reports. He presented more than 20 papers in international conferences and supervised many candidates at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.
Prof. Abdelmawla is the former Director of the Administration of Quality and Accreditation, University of Gezira (26 December 2011 – 5 February 2014). He is a member of the Global Development Network (GDN), the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), and the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA).
He is also a member of the team of authors of the Sudan National Human Development Report 2012. The Research Areas of Interest for Prof. Abdelmawla include: Human Development, Economic Growth, Food Security, Regional Integration and Development, Sustainable Development, Economics of Poverty, and Health Economics.
Ticket is available on all segments of the programme framework to attend any of the industry sectors sessions, masterclass, side-events, etc. The coordinating team has fixed a revolving admittance fee for the ITD-Masterclass, MIA-Summit and the RISA-Africa. The ITD-Masterclass cost will cover intensive 12 days and 120hrs content delivery training programming and knowledge sharing periods. Whereas, the MIA-summit will compose of critical dialogue sessions from some celebrated industry players, researchers, academia and professionals from Africa and globally.