The Future of Infrastructure in Emerging Economies – Part 2


Part 2 of a 2 part miniseries on the topic of innovation in infrastructure in emerging economies. As a result of the twin crises in public health and the global economy, inequities in the current economic paradigm have been laid bare, as have debilitating weaknesses in global supply chains delivering critical goods. Decisions made today shape the built environment of tomorrow. The continent with the fastest growing economy today is Africa, and this will continue to increase. This week’s speakers will shine a light on the African continent, share a diversity of perspectives and challenges from the private and public sector, and offer solutions for sustainable, equitable infrastructure development in the 21st century.

How can we use crowdfunding to fund infrastructures on a community level… Blockchain offers a system of how transactions can be done

Mohammed Taysir

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  1. What does the current road infrastructure in Africa look like? [4:53]
  2. What does the current state of ICT infrastructure across Africa look like? [11:50] 
  3. What are some alternatives for investing in early stage in Africa? [21:15]

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PeaceTech Lab works to reduce violent conflict using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale peacebuilding efforts. An independent nonprofit, the Lab brings together engineers and activists, MBAs and conflict experts, social scientists, data scientists, and other innovators to put the right tools in the right hands to build peace.

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