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Double whammy

Health crisis from pandemic worsens economic issues in Middle East and Northern Africa, says Dr Kamiar Mohaddes. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes The health crisis from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic exacerbates economic problems in the Middle East and North Africa caused by…

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View of Cairo city.

New report sheds light on financing for off-grid solar

The World Bank and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), based at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, have published a joint report that examines a wide range of financing solutions for delivering Off Grid Solar (OGS) electricity…

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2019 Business in Africa Conference

The conference is one of the largest annual conferences held at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) and attracts business leaders, students and professionals with an interest in business in Africa as well as other emerging markets. The annual Business in…

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People talking at the recent Business in Africa Conference.

Cambridge Independent: Cambridge startup aids African farmers

A startup founded by Executive MBA alumnus Tom Ellum (EMBA 2016) is aiming to help farmers in Africa to sell their products abroad. “We are building a farm-to-fork platform for sustainably and ethically-sourced food from farmers in Africa,” Tom says.…

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Venturing forth: GlobalTravelWallet

A digital alternative to cash – that's the idea behind GlobalTravelWallet, a startup that is supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School. Founder and CEO Segun Oni…

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Fast car driving on dusty road with sunset in background. Bright orange sun and sky against black landscape.

Enterprise in Africa

Local context matters for entrepreneurship in developing countries where Western ideas of profit may not fit the 'collectivist' culture, says article by Laura Claus and Dr Neil Stott of Cambridge Judge Business School. While "entrepreneurship" may be a hip buzzword…

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Enterprise in Africa

Camfed honoured

Charity Camfed, which partners with the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, wins Social Enterprise award for its work to prevent child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge-based charity Camfed, which partners with the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge…

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Camfed honoured

East Africa Business Journal: Somalia’s dual-currency economy

Abdi Ali, an alumnus of the Executive MBA programme (EMBA 2015) at Cambridge Judge, summarises his investigation into Somalia’s dual-currency economy. His survey assessed the scale of the use of the Shilin and the US dollar, and highlights some key…

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Business Weekly: Government doubles Cambridge aid for under-threat girls in Africa

Cambridge Judge Business School Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre partnered with Camfed in its objective to end child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa through education and the leadership of young women in disadvantaged rural communities. Camfed is raising money to rescue more girls…

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Venturing forth: Building a starch business from scratch

From gas to tapioca: venture founded by former commodities traders helps farmers in Gambia. At first glance, there might seem to be little in common between the humble cassava plant and the high-stakes world of commodities trading, but the founders…

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Cassava (Tapioca) field

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