Tag: Private Sector

Rwanda to host first virtual AGRF Summit in September

Rwanda is set to host the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum, which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners. The summit will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020. Jean Paul Ndagijimana, Country Director in Rwanda for Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Moody’s: Togo’s participation in DSSI poses risks for private sector

The Togolese government is taking part in the G-20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative, which suspends payments to bilateral Paris Club creditors from the first of May till the end of the year 2020. Ratings Agency, Moody’s says Togo’s participation in the initiative offers short term liquidity relief but poses risks for the private sector. Lucie Villa, Vice President and Senior Credit Officer at Moody’s joins CNBC Africa for more.

How the ICD is helping the private sector & small businesses navigate COVID-19 shocks

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) a multilateral development financial institution which is part of the Islamic Development Bank Group says they are working closely with over 100 local and regional financial institutions in its network to provide the necessary support so they can continue to finance small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Ayman Sejiny, CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector joins CNBC Africa to discuss the importance of sustaining the private sector and small businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kenya increases transaction limits, encourages delivery services to halt COVID-19 spread

As the world copes in quarantine, the Kenyan private sector is making moves to alleviate customers' experience during this time with Safaricom waiving transfer fees and increasing daily M-Pesa transaction limits, to large supermarket chains like Tuskys providing home delivery services. Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwanda moves to protect vulnerable businesses from COVID-19 impact

A plethora of measures has been taken by the Rwandan Government in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect the population, but what more should be done to protect vulnerable businesses in the private sector bound to be impacted at this time? Analyst, Moses Gahigi joins CNBC Africa for more.

MASS MD Christian Benimana on key role infrastructure plays in Rwanda’s growth

The continent identifies the importance of infrastructure in the development of a competitive and vibrant private sector. Architecture, being a key enabler, presents many opportunities for both local and international players. Christian Benimana, Senior Principal & Managing Director at MASS Design Group joins CNBC Africa for more.

Is Africa’s private sector doing enough to finance SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ten years away from the set year 2030. Are African governments equipped to fill the financial gap that is running between $500 billion and $1.2 trillion a year to achieve the SDGs? Is the private sector doing enough? Arielle Molino, Associate Vice-President of Intellecap Limited joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwandan leaders meet at ‘Umwiherero’ to discuss country’s development

Over the weekend around 400 leaders from local government, parastatals and the private sector headed to the Rwanda Defence Force Combat Training Centre for the 16th annual National Leadership Retreat dubbed, Umwiherero. The four day retreat, which was chaired by the President, ended yesterday and addressed topics ranging from accountability, to health, education, agricultural productivity, exports and investments. Journalist and Researcher, Lonzen Rugira joins CNBC Africa for more.