Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation, the African Union’s specialized agency for capacity building, will speak at the University of Stellenbosch Business School as an Executive in Residence from 7 to 8 February, 2019. During the Executive in Residence Program, Prof. Nnadozie will feature in, “On the Horizon”, an event organized by the University’s Business School. The seminar will take place in Sandton, Johannesburg. The aim of the event is to explore developments in the economy, politics, personal finance and education, and how they could influence South African organisations in 2019.
Prof. Nnadozie will speak on ‘Education and Capacity Building for South Africa and the African continent. He will also speak to MPhil Development Finance Students at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, on 8February, 2019 on Africa’s development. As the head of the African Union’s specialized agency for capacity development, Prof. Nnadozie is an authoritative voice on capacity building in Africa. He is a seasoned economist and author who has contributed to multiple research journals. Prof. Nnadozie’s scholarly works are in the areas of economics and development in Africa, and.
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Having spearheaded and robustly coordinated capacity development programs worth over 700 million US dollars across 45 countries and 8 regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa since 1991, ACBF has gathered the requisite experience that makes it the go-to institution for expert knowledge and human resources to advise and support African countries, regional economic communities and institutions on decisive steps to take to develop the practical skills urgently required for the continent’s economic transformation.
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