Tag: World Economic Forum

How this new construction technology can help deliver affordable housing in Rwanda

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), there is a global affordable housing crisis. For less wealthy nations, a mix of creative solutions is needed, if they are to get anywhere near meeting the growing demand. Now, Affordable Human Needs, an international company brings a new construction technology dubbed “Earthbag Technology” into the Rwandan house construction market place. James Ngarambe, Country Director for Affordable Human Needs joins CNBC Africa for more.

This blockchain platform aims to bridge funding gap, facilitate financing for businesses

East Africa is the hub of entrepreneurship, at least going by the World Economic Forum's latest report but access to finance is still the biggest challenge for many start-ups in the region. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to Abraham Banadawa, Founder of Utilis Ventures, a block chain based funding platform trying to find a solution to this.

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate gives voice to Africans over climate change crisis

Ugandan climate Activist, Vanessa Nakate was recently erased from a photo taken of climate activists by the Associated Press at the just concluded World Economic Forum. The act received a lot of backlash from institutions in Africa describing it as silencing of black African voices. Climate Activist, Vanessa Nakate joins CNBC Africa for more.

#WEF20: Providing clean energy in fragile contexts

Investing in energy infrastructure has the potential not only to bring down the cost and carbon footprint in areas of displacement and fragility, but also to transform the humanitarian system. What models are most promising to catalyse investments for cleaner and cheaper energy in fragile environments?

World Economic Forum: EnQuest CEO on how to tackle the climate change crisis

CNBC International spoke to Amjad Bseisu, the CEO of EnQuest about what the consequences are if UK and European investors push oil and gas companies to hard resulting in them not investing in European assets.

World Economic Forum: President Akufo-Addo on Ghana’s response strategy for climate change

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo says the country’s national budget reflects its commitment towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He made this remark while speaking on Ghana’s climate change strategy, economic transformation and more at a press conference in the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos.

World Economic Forum: UBER CEO Khosrowshahi on company’s growth prospects in 2020

CNBC International spoke with UBER CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi to discuss the company's growth prospects in 2020.

World Economic Forum: BMO CEO on the future of finance

CNBC International spoke with the Darryl White, the CEO of BMO Financial Group asking him if he thinks it’s inevitable that rates cuts will be coming out of the Bank of Canada.
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