Blog 2018-12-19T07:55:13+00:00
1506, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Nine: Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eight. An entrepreneur is a term that was created by the French in 1875 to 1890 to describe a person, usually an employer of labor, who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, with considerable initiative and risk to themselves, financial and [...]

2605, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eight: Engineering the Transition

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Seven. It starts with achievable goals. Goal-setting is the most fundamental attraction of progress. “Without vision the people perish.” One of the simplest aspirations for any leader of a country is to set a goal to increase per capita income of their country [...]

2105, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Seven: “Ideas” Factory

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Six. Truth #11 “Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest?” ― Jalaluddin Rumi Ideas have led to every material human endeavor and creation. In the entire catalog of human existence, each discovery [...]

2404, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Six: African Nations Have All They Need to Prosper

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Five. The world is a constant parade of evolutive flow of knowns from unknowns. Some term it as change is a constant inevitable reality. One of the great gifts that European adventurism bestowed on the world is the crucial importance of vanquishing our [...]

2103, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part 5: The Heavy Lifting

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part 4. Truth #6 Fig. 1 Methodology of Problem Solving The sixth is to compartmentalize each challenge by creating mission-specific teams. To successfully manage every aspect of re-engineering for change, leadership should create nuclei of working groups or mission-teams within a [...]

1910, 2017

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO)

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO) Joint High Level Side Event Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa 2016 to 2025: from Political Commitments to Action on the Ground By John Akhile The General Assembly of the United Nations, which convenes in September of every year, is a landmark of global political who-is-who. Many side events [...]

409, 2017

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part-4

The Way Forward for African Countries The (only) way forward is to identify and resolve the structural impediments to development one at a time. The term, structural impediment, denotes the existence of foundational anomalies in a society that militates against society’s advancement. These anomalies should be unearthed and wrestled to the ground satisfactorily so that [...]

1608, 2017

Trumping China’s Investment in Africa: How the United States Can Benefit from Focusing Their Attention on Africa

President Trump has called for a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States that focuses on repairing roads, bridges, and airports and aims to put over one million Americans to work. As this plan continues to develop, it will be interesting to see if any word is mentioned of a second infrastructure [...]