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  •   In recent years some China hawks in Washington obsessed with the Cold War mentality have been provoking confrontation in the field of science and technology through their ideologically biased talent uncoupling policy against China Experts have been warning that such dangerous moves which have been hampering bilateral science and technology cooperation to a large extent will only harm the United States itself in due course A MORE ATTRACTIVE CHINA According to data from the Asian American Scholar Forum AASF more than 1 400 US trained Chinese scientists left their US academic or business affiliation for a Chinese one in 2021 an increase of 22 over the previous year According to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2022 released by INSEAD in collaboration with the Portulans Institute and the Human Capital Leadership Institute in November China continues to climb the rankings coming in at 36th this year Wang Huiyao president of the Center for China and Globalization said China has witnessed a steady increase in the arrival of Chinese descent scientists from abroad and their return will make further contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship breakthroughs technology and the people of China Diplomacy of people More than 80 percent of all Chinese students have returned to China after finishing their education abroad since 2012 according to China s Ministry of Education WE IN THE ECLIPSE As a magnet for international talent the United States is being eclipsed as a result of its unscrupulous suppression of Chinese academics In an AASF report Xie Yu a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a professor at Princeton University and other scholars from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology surveyed 1 304 scientists from US based Chinese ethnicity and found that they displayed a strong sense of restlessness and fear on all five psychological indicators A total of 35 percent of respondents do not feel welcome in the United States and 72 percent do not feel safe as an academic researcher while 42 percent are afraid of doing research Furthermore a remarkable 86 per cent perceive that it is more difficult to recruit the best international students now than it was five years ago Additionally a staggering 61 percent have thought about leaving the United States These repercussions stem primarily from the China Initiative launched by the US Department of Justice in 2018 which has consistently stigmatized scientists of Chinese descent under the guise of national security and through the distorted lens of racism Earlier this year the initiative was finally canceled amid strong criticism and opposition In the past there have been complaints that while they contributed a lot of the hard work they generally failed to achieve leadership positions or commensurate recognition reaching a bamboo ceiling Under the China Initiative most Chinese American scientists are now feeling the chilling effect of potential federal investigations and prosecutions and have new reason to be pessimistic about their careers in the United States the report said DIMINISHED SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION Cultural and people to people exchanges have brought tangible benefits to both peoples According to the AASF report 17 percent of all 2020 US science or engineering doctoral degrees were awarded to foreign students from China with some choosing to stay in the United States to work Along with native Chinese Americans Chinese immigrants have become a large and visible demographic in the field of science and technology in the United States Chinese students and researchers can boost US competitiveness in at least three ways through their contributions to US university revenue to US science and innovation and to security US national according to a report on the background policy and impact of the US China relationship Decoupling of STEM Talent published by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Unfortunately Washington s politics riddled with ideological bias and Cold War mentality have greatly hampered people to people exchanges between China and the United States and are therefore widely opposed Former US ambassador to China Max Baucus said Washington s anti China rhetoric reminded him of the McCarthy era Scientific progress is based on collaboration on recruiting the best possible talent for important scientific problems and on making these findings known around the world So establishing science as a competition with talented scientists in other countries and harboring secrets that They should not be disclosed widely shared goes against the fundamental values of the scientific community H Holden Thorp editor in chief of Science magazines wrote in an editorial titled China s Initiative Must End in February US campuses see fewer international students During the 2020 21 academic year 329 272 graduate students studied in the United States down 12 1 from the previous year while the number of international scholars in the United States specifically postdocs and visiting researchers plummeted 31 from 123 508 to 85 528 reported Nature magazine citing data from the Institute for International Education Under the current situation it is more necessary than ever for China and the United States to strengthen dialogue and exchanges in scientific and technological circles especially among academic communities and civil societies so that scientific cooperation can resume course and progress Scientists have the right to choose their cooperation partners said Liang Zheng deputy director of the China Institute of Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University Xinhua
    The US policy of “talent uncoupling” is counterproductive.
      In recent years some China hawks in Washington obsessed with the Cold War mentality have been provoking confrontation in the field of science and technology through their ideologically biased talent uncoupling policy against China Experts have been warning that such dangerous moves which have been hampering bilateral science and technology cooperation to a large extent will only harm the United States itself in due course A MORE ATTRACTIVE CHINA According to data from the Asian American Scholar Forum AASF more than 1 400 US trained Chinese scientists left their US academic or business affiliation for a Chinese one in 2021 an increase of 22 over the previous year According to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2022 released by INSEAD in collaboration with the Portulans Institute and the Human Capital Leadership Institute in November China continues to climb the rankings coming in at 36th this year Wang Huiyao president of the Center for China and Globalization said China has witnessed a steady increase in the arrival of Chinese descent scientists from abroad and their return will make further contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship breakthroughs technology and the people of China Diplomacy of people More than 80 percent of all Chinese students have returned to China after finishing their education abroad since 2012 according to China s Ministry of Education WE IN THE ECLIPSE As a magnet for international talent the United States is being eclipsed as a result of its unscrupulous suppression of Chinese academics In an AASF report Xie Yu a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a professor at Princeton University and other scholars from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology surveyed 1 304 scientists from US based Chinese ethnicity and found that they displayed a strong sense of restlessness and fear on all five psychological indicators A total of 35 percent of respondents do not feel welcome in the United States and 72 percent do not feel safe as an academic researcher while 42 percent are afraid of doing research Furthermore a remarkable 86 per cent perceive that it is more difficult to recruit the best international students now than it was five years ago Additionally a staggering 61 percent have thought about leaving the United States These repercussions stem primarily from the China Initiative launched by the US Department of Justice in 2018 which has consistently stigmatized scientists of Chinese descent under the guise of national security and through the distorted lens of racism Earlier this year the initiative was finally canceled amid strong criticism and opposition In the past there have been complaints that while they contributed a lot of the hard work they generally failed to achieve leadership positions or commensurate recognition reaching a bamboo ceiling Under the China Initiative most Chinese American scientists are now feeling the chilling effect of potential federal investigations and prosecutions and have new reason to be pessimistic about their careers in the United States the report said DIMINISHED SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION Cultural and people to people exchanges have brought tangible benefits to both peoples According to the AASF report 17 percent of all 2020 US science or engineering doctoral degrees were awarded to foreign students from China with some choosing to stay in the United States to work Along with native Chinese Americans Chinese immigrants have become a large and visible demographic in the field of science and technology in the United States Chinese students and researchers can boost US competitiveness in at least three ways through their contributions to US university revenue to US science and innovation and to security US national according to a report on the background policy and impact of the US China relationship Decoupling of STEM Talent published by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Unfortunately Washington s politics riddled with ideological bias and Cold War mentality have greatly hampered people to people exchanges between China and the United States and are therefore widely opposed Former US ambassador to China Max Baucus said Washington s anti China rhetoric reminded him of the McCarthy era Scientific progress is based on collaboration on recruiting the best possible talent for important scientific problems and on making these findings known around the world So establishing science as a competition with talented scientists in other countries and harboring secrets that They should not be disclosed widely shared goes against the fundamental values of the scientific community H Holden Thorp editor in chief of Science magazines wrote in an editorial titled China s Initiative Must End in February US campuses see fewer international students During the 2020 21 academic year 329 272 graduate students studied in the United States down 12 1 from the previous year while the number of international scholars in the United States specifically postdocs and visiting researchers plummeted 31 from 123 508 to 85 528 reported Nature magazine citing data from the Institute for International Education Under the current situation it is more necessary than ever for China and the United States to strengthen dialogue and exchanges in scientific and technological circles especially among academic communities and civil societies so that scientific cooperation can resume course and progress Scientists have the right to choose their cooperation partners said Liang Zheng deputy director of the China Institute of Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University Xinhua
    The US policy of “talent uncoupling” is counterproductive.
    Foreign1 week ago

    The US policy of “talent uncoupling” is counterproductive.

    - In recent years, some China hawks in Washington obsessed with the Cold War mentality have been provoking confrontation in the field of science and technology through their ideologically biased "talent uncoupling" policy against China.

    Experts have been warning that such dangerous moves, which have been hampering bilateral science and technology cooperation to a large extent, will only harm the United States itself in due course.

    A MORE ATTRACTIVE CHINA

    According to data from the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF), more than 1,400 US-trained Chinese scientists left their US academic or business affiliation for a Chinese one in 2021, an increase of 22% over the previous year.

    According to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2022, released by INSEAD in collaboration with the Portulans Institute and the Human Capital Leadership Institute in November, China continues to climb the rankings, coming in at 36th this year.

    Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization, said China has witnessed a steady increase in the arrival of Chinese-descent scientists from abroad, and their return will make further contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship, breakthroughs technology and the people of China. -Diplomacy of people.

    More than 80 percent of all Chinese students have returned to China after finishing their education abroad since 2012, according to China's Ministry of Education.

    WE IN THE ECLIPSE

    As a magnet for international talent, the United States is being eclipsed as a result of its unscrupulous suppression of Chinese academics.

    In an AASF report, Xie Yu, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a professor at Princeton University, and other scholars from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology surveyed 1,304 scientists from US-based Chinese ethnicity and found that they displayed a strong sense of restlessness and fear on all five psychological indicators.

    A total of 35 percent of respondents do not feel welcome in the United States and 72 percent do not feel safe as an academic researcher, while 42 percent are afraid of doing research. Furthermore, a remarkable 86 per cent perceive that it is more difficult to recruit the best international students now than it was five years ago.

    Additionally, a staggering 61 percent have thought about leaving the United States.

    These repercussions stem primarily from the "China Initiative" launched by the US Department of Justice in 2018, which has consistently stigmatized scientists of Chinese descent under the guise of "national security" and through the distorted lens of racism. Earlier this year, the initiative was finally canceled amid strong criticism and opposition.

    “In the past, there have been complaints that while they contributed a lot of the hard work, they generally failed to achieve leadership positions or commensurate recognition, reaching a 'bamboo ceiling.' Under the China Initiative, most Chinese-American scientists are now feeling the chilling effect of potential federal investigations and prosecutions and have new reason to be pessimistic about their careers in the United States," the report said.

    DIMINISHED SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION

    Cultural and people-to-people exchanges have brought tangible benefits to both peoples. According to the AASF report, 17 percent of all 2020 US science or engineering doctoral degrees were awarded to foreign students from China, with some choosing to stay in the United States to work. Along with native Chinese Americans, Chinese immigrants have become a large and visible demographic in the field of science and technology in the United States.

    Chinese students and researchers can boost US competitiveness in at least three ways: through their contributions to US university revenue, to US science and innovation, and to security US national, according to a report on the background, policy and impact of the US-China relationship. "Decoupling" of STEM Talent published by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

    Unfortunately, Washington's politics, riddled with ideological bias and Cold War mentality, have greatly hampered people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States and are therefore widely opposed.

    Former US ambassador to China Max Baucus said Washington's anti-China rhetoric reminded him of the McCarthy era.

    "Scientific progress is based on collaboration, on recruiting the best possible talent for important scientific problems and on making these findings known around the world. So establishing science as a competition with talented scientists in other countries and harboring secrets that They should not be disclosed." widely shared goes against the fundamental values ​​of the scientific community," H. Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of Science magazines, wrote in an editorial titled "China's Initiative Must End" in February.

    US campuses see fewer international students. During the 2020-21 academic year, 329,272 graduate students studied in the United States, down 12.1% from the previous year, while the number of international scholars in the United States (specifically, postdocs and visiting researchers) plummeted 31%, from 123,508 to 85,528, reported Nature magazine, citing data from the Institute for International Education.

    Under the current situation, it is more necessary than ever for China and the United States to strengthen dialogue and exchanges in scientific and technological circles, especially among academic communities and civil societies, so that scientific cooperation can resume course and progress. Scientists have the right to choose their cooperation partners, said Liang Zheng, deputy director of the China Institute of Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University. ■



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  •  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday decided to award the 2022 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Ben S Bernanke Douglas W Diamond and Philip H Dybvig for research on banks and financial crises Bernanke is an American economist who served as the 14th chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014 Ben S Bernanke After leaving the Fed he was appointed a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution During his tenure as chairman Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve s response to the late 2000s financial crisis for which he was named the 2009 Time Person of the year Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and chaired the departments of economics there from 1996 to September 2002 when he went on public service leave Diamond is the Merton H Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business He specialises in the study of financial intermediaries financial crises and liquidity He is a former president of the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association a fellow of the Econometric Society the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Finance Association Diamond is best known for his work on financial crises and bank runs particularly the influential Diamond Dybvig model published in 1983 and the Diamond model of delegated monitoring published in 1984 He was listed by Thompson Reuters as one of the researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honours based on the citation impact of their published research In 2016 he was awarded the CME Group MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications Douglas W Diamond Dybvig is an American economist He is the Boatmen s Bancshares Professor of Banking and Finance at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St Louis Dybvig specialises in Asset Pricing Investments and Corporate Governance He was formerly a professor at Yale University and assistant professor at Princeton University Dybvig was president of the Western Finance Association from 2002 to 2003 and has been editor or associate editor of multiple journals including the Review of Financial Studies Journal of Economic Theory Finance and Stochastics Journal of Finance Journal of Financial Intermediation Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Review of Financial Studies Dybvig is known for his work with Douglas Diamon on the Diamond Dybvig model of bank runs YEE NewsSourceCredit NAN
    3 economists share 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics
     The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday decided to award the 2022 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Ben S Bernanke Douglas W Diamond and Philip H Dybvig for research on banks and financial crises Bernanke is an American economist who served as the 14th chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014 Ben S Bernanke After leaving the Fed he was appointed a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution During his tenure as chairman Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve s response to the late 2000s financial crisis for which he was named the 2009 Time Person of the year Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and chaired the departments of economics there from 1996 to September 2002 when he went on public service leave Diamond is the Merton H Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business He specialises in the study of financial intermediaries financial crises and liquidity He is a former president of the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association a fellow of the Econometric Society the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Finance Association Diamond is best known for his work on financial crises and bank runs particularly the influential Diamond Dybvig model published in 1983 and the Diamond model of delegated monitoring published in 1984 He was listed by Thompson Reuters as one of the researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honours based on the citation impact of their published research In 2016 he was awarded the CME Group MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications Douglas W Diamond Dybvig is an American economist He is the Boatmen s Bancshares Professor of Banking and Finance at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St Louis Dybvig specialises in Asset Pricing Investments and Corporate Governance He was formerly a professor at Yale University and assistant professor at Princeton University Dybvig was president of the Western Finance Association from 2002 to 2003 and has been editor or associate editor of multiple journals including the Review of Financial Studies Journal of Economic Theory Finance and Stochastics Journal of Finance Journal of Financial Intermediation Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Review of Financial Studies Dybvig is known for his work with Douglas Diamon on the Diamond Dybvig model of bank runs YEE NewsSourceCredit NAN
    3 economists share 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics
    Foreign2 months ago

    3 economists share 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday decided to award the 2022 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Ben S.

    Bernanke, Douglas W.

    Diamond, and Philip H.

    Dybvig “for research on banks and financial crises.

    ” Bernanke is an American economist who served as the 14th chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014.Ben S.

    Bernanke After leaving the Fed, he was appointed a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve’s response to the late-2000s financial crisis, for which he was named the 2009 Time Person of the year.

    Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman, Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University, and chaired the departments of economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave.

    Diamond is the Merton H.

    Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    He specialises in the study of financial intermediaries, financial crises, and liquidity.

    He is a former president of the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association, a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Finance Association.

    Diamond is best known for his work on financial crises and bank runs, particularly the influential Diamond-Dybvig model published in 1983 and the Diamond model of delegated monitoring published in 1984. He was listed by Thompson Reuters as one of the “researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honours based on the citation impact of their published research”.

    In 2016, he was awarded the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications.

    Douglas W.

    Diamond Dybvig is an American economist.

    He is the Boatmen’s Bancshares Professor of Banking and Finance at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis.

    Dybvig specialises in Asset Pricing, Investments, and Corporate Governance.

    He was formerly a professor at Yale University, and assistant professor at Princeton University.

    Dybvig was president of the Western Finance Association from 2002 to 2003, and has been editor or associate editor of multiple journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Finance and Stochastics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Financial Studies.

    Dybvig is known for his work with Douglas Diamon on the Diamond-Dybvig model of bank runs.

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  •   The African Development Bank www AfDB org has appointed Dr Alex Mubiru as Director General of the Cabinet Office of the President of the Bank Group effective August 16 2022 Dr Mubiru a Ugandan national brings close to 25 years of experience to the position with a proven track record in the various positions he has held at the African Development Bank and elsewhere Mubiru has been Acting Director General in the Office of the President s Cabinet since December 2021 and Director of Strategy and Delivery in the same office Mubiru joined the Bank as Principal Research Economist in 2009 and has since served in various other roles Between 2010 and 2012 he was Senior Country Economist in the Tanzania Country Office In 2012 he was appointed Senior Strategy Advisor in the Strategy and Operations Policy Department and was part of the core group that coordinated the development of the Bank s 10 Year Strategy 2013 2022 During the same period he also served as Task Manager for the preparation of the Bank s 2013 2017 Private Sector Strategy In 2014 he was appointed Manager of the Resource Mobilization Department where he was part of the core team that led organized and coordinated the 14th replenishment of the African Development Fund In 2018 he was appointed Country Manager in the Tanzania Country Office where he managed a portfolio of more than 2 3 billion Before joining the African Development Bank Mubiru worked as Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University 2008 2009 Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of the National University of Singapore 2001 2008 Project Economist at the World Bank in Thailand 1999 2001 and Research Associate at the Thailand Development Research Institute 1994 1995 I am deeply moved and inspired by President Adesina for the trust that he once again has placed in me with this appointment said Mubiru I look forward to working with the rest of the Cabinet as well as Senior Management to support the President as he leads the Bank toward the successful implementation of the stated objectives of his second term The Bank has given me so much since I joined and I will strive to work to the best of my ability and use my potential to the fullest to give back as much as I can while in this role Mubiru holds a Ph D and an M A in Public Affairs both from Princeton University and a B A cum laude in Philosophy Political Science and Economics from Macalester College USA Commenting on the appointment Group Chairman of the African Development Bank Dr Akinwumi A Adesina said Alex s extensive experience as part of the senior leadership team in my cabinet office as well as in other parts of the institution will enable him to support me from effectively at a crucial moment in the institution s history He brings deep institutional knowledge a solid track record and quiet maturity to the role I am confident that he will have an immediate impact in streamlining strategic initiatives overseeing program management and communicating goals throughout the institution
    The African Development Bank Appoints Dr. Alex Mubiru as Director General of the Cabinet Office
      The African Development Bank www AfDB org has appointed Dr Alex Mubiru as Director General of the Cabinet Office of the President of the Bank Group effective August 16 2022 Dr Mubiru a Ugandan national brings close to 25 years of experience to the position with a proven track record in the various positions he has held at the African Development Bank and elsewhere Mubiru has been Acting Director General in the Office of the President s Cabinet since December 2021 and Director of Strategy and Delivery in the same office Mubiru joined the Bank as Principal Research Economist in 2009 and has since served in various other roles Between 2010 and 2012 he was Senior Country Economist in the Tanzania Country Office In 2012 he was appointed Senior Strategy Advisor in the Strategy and Operations Policy Department and was part of the core group that coordinated the development of the Bank s 10 Year Strategy 2013 2022 During the same period he also served as Task Manager for the preparation of the Bank s 2013 2017 Private Sector Strategy In 2014 he was appointed Manager of the Resource Mobilization Department where he was part of the core team that led organized and coordinated the 14th replenishment of the African Development Fund In 2018 he was appointed Country Manager in the Tanzania Country Office where he managed a portfolio of more than 2 3 billion Before joining the African Development Bank Mubiru worked as Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University 2008 2009 Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of the National University of Singapore 2001 2008 Project Economist at the World Bank in Thailand 1999 2001 and Research Associate at the Thailand Development Research Institute 1994 1995 I am deeply moved and inspired by President Adesina for the trust that he once again has placed in me with this appointment said Mubiru I look forward to working with the rest of the Cabinet as well as Senior Management to support the President as he leads the Bank toward the successful implementation of the stated objectives of his second term The Bank has given me so much since I joined and I will strive to work to the best of my ability and use my potential to the fullest to give back as much as I can while in this role Mubiru holds a Ph D and an M A in Public Affairs both from Princeton University and a B A cum laude in Philosophy Political Science and Economics from Macalester College USA Commenting on the appointment Group Chairman of the African Development Bank Dr Akinwumi A Adesina said Alex s extensive experience as part of the senior leadership team in my cabinet office as well as in other parts of the institution will enable him to support me from effectively at a crucial moment in the institution s history He brings deep institutional knowledge a solid track record and quiet maturity to the role I am confident that he will have an immediate impact in streamlining strategic initiatives overseeing program management and communicating goals throughout the institution
    The African Development Bank Appoints Dr. Alex Mubiru as Director General of the Cabinet Office
    Africa4 months ago

    The African Development Bank Appoints Dr. Alex Mubiru as Director General of the Cabinet Office

    The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has appointed Dr. Alex Mubiru as Director General of the Cabinet Office of the President of the Bank Group, effective August 16, 2022.

    Dr. Mubiru, a Ugandan national , brings close to 25 years of experience to the position, with a proven track record in the various positions he has held at the African Development Bank and elsewhere.

    Mubiru has been Acting Director General in the Office of the President's Cabinet since December 2021 and Director of Strategy and Delivery, in the same office.

    Mubiru joined the Bank as Principal Research Economist in 2009 and has since served in various other roles.

    Between 2010 and 2012, he was Senior Country Economist in the Tanzania Country Office.

    In 2012, he was appointed Senior Strategy Advisor in the Strategy and Operations Policy Department and was part of the core group that coordinated the development of the Bank's 10-Year Strategy 2013-2022.

    During the same period, he also served as Task Manager for the preparation of the Bank's 2013-2017 Private Sector Strategy.

    In 2014, he was appointed Manager of the Resource Mobilization Department, where he was part of the core team that led, organized and coordinated the 14th replenishment of the African Development Fund. In 2018, he was appointed Country Manager in the Tanzania Country Office, where he managed a portfolio of more than $2.3 billion.

    Before joining the African Development Bank, Mubiru worked as Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University (2008-2009), Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of the National University of Singapore (2001- 2008), Project Economist at the World Bank in Thailand (1999-2001) and Research Associate at the Thailand Development Research Institute (1994-1995).

    "I am deeply moved and inspired by President Adesina for the trust that he, once again, has placed in me with this appointment," said Mubiru.

    “I look forward to working with the rest of the Cabinet, as well as Senior Management, to support the President as he leads the Bank toward the successful implementation of the stated objectives of his second term.

    The Bank has given me so much since I joined, and I will strive to work to the best of my ability and use my potential to the fullest, to give back as much as I can, while in this role.” Mubiru holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Public Affairs, both from Princeton University, and a B.A. (cum laude) in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics from Macalester College, USA.

    Commenting on the appointment, Group Chairman of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A.

    Adesina, said: “Alex's extensive experience as part of the senior leadership team in my cabinet office, as well as in other parts of the institution, will enable him to support me from effectively at a crucial moment in the institution's history.

    He brings deep institutional knowledge, a solid track record and quiet maturity to the role.

    I am confident that he will have an immediate impact in streamlining strategic initiatives, overseeing program management, and communicating goals throughout the institution.”

  •  Bayelsa State Government and the State of New Jersey in the U S have resolved to exploit the abundant mutually beneficial business opportunities in the two states the News Agency of Nigeria reports NAN reports that Diri who arrived U S on Tuesday on economic and cultural mission to two states of New York and New Jersey met with potential investors and relevant stakeholders on Thursday and Friday The governor was accompanied by the Consul General of Nigeria in New York Amb Lot Egopija to most of the meeting and visits in the two states Diri with his delegation at the New Jersey sought investment opportunities and possible collaboration with some key institutions presented his economic initiatives to the Secretary of State Ms Tahesha Way Mr Philip Murphy New Jersey Governor was represented by Way at an economic meeting in Trenton New Jersey capital with the governor and his delegation The governor said that both Bayelsa and the State of New Jersey had similar coastal terrain and said his administration was desirous to understudy key models of infrastructural development in the American state for the good of Bayelsa State He told his host that the Bayelsa State delegation had met with Donald Milford Payne Jr top U S Congressman representing New Jersey members of the African American Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey He also said they have visited Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Newark Stevens Institute of Technology and Ricovr biolaboratory an arm of the Princeton University New Jersey that is developing cutting edge saliva diagnostic technology to seek partnership and support According to the Governor Bayelsa State is seeking partnership in the development of Bayelsa Medical University in Yenagoa exchange programmes for students investments in renewable energy and broadband technology to improve connectivity We are here to seek further opportunities for the growth of our country and our dear State of Bayelsa Bayelsa State is the golden egg of the country where crude oil was first struck in commercial quantities But today we are all aware that oil is almost given way We are richer in natural gas deposits and that is a great source for cleaner energy that the world seeks We are looking for investors in this area and in health we have a young Medical University We have been looking for opportunities for programmes exchange modelling our curriculum to suit modern medical technology opportunities like this to see other institutions that will collaborate with us Way who presented a letter of welcome personally signed by Governor Murphy to Diri appreciated the genuine intention of the Bayelsa Governor to attract investments opportunities to his state She assured that the government in New Jersey would be willing to help mobilise investors to identify opportunities in Bayelsa State Mr Victor Lawrence a Senior Research Scientist at Stevens Institute of Technology and an expert in Broadband technology said Brass Island in Bayelsa State had been identified as a great location Lawrence said Brass Island had been identified as great location to site a landing station for Telcom submarine cables that would be commercially rewarding to the oil rich State Also the Permanent Secretary Bayelsa State Ministry of Trade Industry and Investments Mrs Patience Abah said the delegation was excited at the huge opportunities at the various facilities visited She said that a technical team from the State would immediately explore the opportunities so identified NAN reports that Diri will further showcase the state s rich economic and cultural resources at a two day Ijaw diaspora convention holding in New Jersey from Saturday to Sunday The governor is expected to proceed to Cuba on Monday to continue with his trade and cultural mission and he will be expected back in the U S on Wednesday to meet with the Nigeria s UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    U.S. visit:  Bayelsa, New Jersey to collaborate on investment, educational opportunities
     Bayelsa State Government and the State of New Jersey in the U S have resolved to exploit the abundant mutually beneficial business opportunities in the two states the News Agency of Nigeria reports NAN reports that Diri who arrived U S on Tuesday on economic and cultural mission to two states of New York and New Jersey met with potential investors and relevant stakeholders on Thursday and Friday The governor was accompanied by the Consul General of Nigeria in New York Amb Lot Egopija to most of the meeting and visits in the two states Diri with his delegation at the New Jersey sought investment opportunities and possible collaboration with some key institutions presented his economic initiatives to the Secretary of State Ms Tahesha Way Mr Philip Murphy New Jersey Governor was represented by Way at an economic meeting in Trenton New Jersey capital with the governor and his delegation The governor said that both Bayelsa and the State of New Jersey had similar coastal terrain and said his administration was desirous to understudy key models of infrastructural development in the American state for the good of Bayelsa State He told his host that the Bayelsa State delegation had met with Donald Milford Payne Jr top U S Congressman representing New Jersey members of the African American Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey He also said they have visited Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Newark Stevens Institute of Technology and Ricovr biolaboratory an arm of the Princeton University New Jersey that is developing cutting edge saliva diagnostic technology to seek partnership and support According to the Governor Bayelsa State is seeking partnership in the development of Bayelsa Medical University in Yenagoa exchange programmes for students investments in renewable energy and broadband technology to improve connectivity We are here to seek further opportunities for the growth of our country and our dear State of Bayelsa Bayelsa State is the golden egg of the country where crude oil was first struck in commercial quantities But today we are all aware that oil is almost given way We are richer in natural gas deposits and that is a great source for cleaner energy that the world seeks We are looking for investors in this area and in health we have a young Medical University We have been looking for opportunities for programmes exchange modelling our curriculum to suit modern medical technology opportunities like this to see other institutions that will collaborate with us Way who presented a letter of welcome personally signed by Governor Murphy to Diri appreciated the genuine intention of the Bayelsa Governor to attract investments opportunities to his state She assured that the government in New Jersey would be willing to help mobilise investors to identify opportunities in Bayelsa State Mr Victor Lawrence a Senior Research Scientist at Stevens Institute of Technology and an expert in Broadband technology said Brass Island in Bayelsa State had been identified as a great location Lawrence said Brass Island had been identified as great location to site a landing station for Telcom submarine cables that would be commercially rewarding to the oil rich State Also the Permanent Secretary Bayelsa State Ministry of Trade Industry and Investments Mrs Patience Abah said the delegation was excited at the huge opportunities at the various facilities visited She said that a technical team from the State would immediately explore the opportunities so identified NAN reports that Diri will further showcase the state s rich economic and cultural resources at a two day Ijaw diaspora convention holding in New Jersey from Saturday to Sunday The governor is expected to proceed to Cuba on Monday to continue with his trade and cultural mission and he will be expected back in the U S on Wednesday to meet with the Nigeria s UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    U.S. visit:  Bayelsa, New Jersey to collaborate on investment, educational opportunities
    Foreign5 months ago

    U.S. visit:  Bayelsa, New Jersey to collaborate on investment, educational opportunities

    Bayelsa State Government and the State of New Jersey in the U.S. have resolved to exploit the abundant, mutually-beneficial business opportunities in the two states, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

    NAN reports that Diri, who arrived U.S. on Tuesday, on economic and cultural mission, to two states of New York and New Jersey met with potential investors and relevant stakeholders on Thursday and Friday.

    The governor was accompanied by the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija to most of the meeting and visits in the two states.

    Diri, with his delegation, at the New Jersey sought investment opportunities and possible collaboration with some key institutions, presented his economic initiatives to the Secretary of State, Ms. Tahesha Way.

    Mr Philip Murphy, New Jersey Governor was represented by Way at an economic meeting in Trenton, New Jersey capital with the governor and his delegation.

    The governor said that both Bayelsa and the State of New Jersey had similar coastal terrain and said his administration was desirous to understudy key models of infrastructural development in the American state for the good of Bayelsa State.

    He told his host that the Bayelsa State delegation had met with Donald Milford Payne Jr., top U.S. Congressman representing New Jersey, members of the African American Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey.

    He also said they have visited Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Ricovr biolaboratory, an arm of the Princeton University, New Jersey, that is developing cutting-edge saliva diagnostic technology to seek partnership and support.

    According to the Governor, Bayelsa State is seeking partnership in the development of Bayelsa Medical University in Yenagoa, exchange programmes for students, investments in renewable energy, and broadband technology to improve connectivity.

    “We are here to seek further opportunities for the growth of our country and our dear State of Bayelsa. Bayelsa State is the golden egg of the country where crude oil was first struck in commercial quantities.

    “But today, we are all aware that oil is almost given way. We are richer in natural gas deposits and that is a great source for cleaner energy that the world seeks.

    “We are looking for investors in this area and in health, we have a young Medical University.

    “We have been looking for opportunities for programmes exchange, modelling our curriculum to suit modern medical technology, opportunities like this to see other institutions that will collaborate with us.’’

    Way, who presented a letter of welcome personally signed by Governor Murphy to Diri, appreciated the genuine intention of the Bayelsa Governor to attract investments opportunities to his state.

    She assured that the government in New Jersey would be willing to help mobilise investors to identify opportunities in Bayelsa State.

    Mr Victor Lawrence, a Senior Research Scientist at Stevens Institute of Technology and an expert in Broadband technology, said Brass Island in Bayelsa State had been identified as a great location.

    Lawrence said Brass Island had been identified as great location to site a landing station for Telcom submarine cables that would be commercially rewarding to the oil-rich State.

    Also, the Permanent Secretary, Bayelsa State Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investments, Mrs Patience Abah, said the delegation was excited at the huge opportunities at the various facilities visited.

    She said that a technical team from the State would immediately explore the opportunities so identified.

    NAN reports that Diri will further showcase the state’s rich economic and cultural resources at a two-day Ijaw diaspora convention holding in New Jersey from Saturday to Sunday.

    The governor is expected to proceed to Cuba on Monday to continue with his trade and cultural mission and he will be expected back in the U.S. on Wednesday to meet with the Nigeria’s UN Deputy Secretary- General, Amina Mohammed. (

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   In a panel discussion at Aalto University s 5G Summer School on Thursday experts from the US Africa and Europe explored the business opportunities that the latest communications and networking technologies remote learning working and spirit business from Africa can provide to American companies These are at the same time opportunities for a positive impact on African economies The webinar was organized by Start North the technology learning accelerator network in Finland Download document https bit ly 3b7OtNe A featured topic was how the Mokki Tech Space 5G network can serve international businesses In a May press release the network had announced how it intends to roll out its Tech Spaces to connect the African continent with Europe promoting learning and adoption of technology remote work and entrepreneurship In addition to promoting education employment and the economic development of the regions the network also aims to curb climate change using the latest technology This time instead of focusing on the African European connection the discussion turned to the possibilities of a Tech Space network for American companies that want to take advantage of new opportunities quickly The purpose of this discussion was to highlight the various opportunities and benefits of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network for international companies that recruit tens of thousands of people each year and launch hundreds or thousands of innovation and technology projects each year Mokki is derived from the Finnish word m kki which means country house The cabin enables innovative uses of fifth generation mobile communication technology 5G Where 5G frequencies and networks are not yet available Mokki works with previous generation technologies Regardless of the technology it runs on Mokki already brings knowledge and experience related to the latest 5G technology and its application in a number of different areas that are relevant to each region Mokki is a catalyst for the development of 5G and fixed networks in Africa including underserved areas Investments in fixed networks the latest mobile technology and green energy combined with the deployment of Mokkis to accelerate education work and other services is one of the fastest and safest ways to develop regions The panel discussion highlighted the many benefits that collaboration with the Mokki Tech Space 5G network offers international businesses Professor Leonard Wantchekon of Princeton University cited China and Asia more broadly as an example of a region that has driven business growth and productivity in recent decades Known for its natural resources and large young population Africa is the next continent comparable to Asia that will provide businesses with expertise and other resources The Covid pandemic has taught us the value of remote learning work and entrepreneurship By leveraging the latest technology companies can quickly make new resources available to grow their businesses and promote regional economic development The 5G Mokki network helps with this Professor Wantchekon is also the founder of the African School of Economics with campuses in Nigeria Ivory Coast and Benin recruiting students from over 20 African countries He argues that 5G Mokki can play a crucial role in supporting research activities and providing state of the art teaching materials for studies across campuses Professor Marko Nieminen of Aalto University in Finland said that the latest networking and communications technology along with new solutions for power and electricity open up entirely new opportunities for exporting knowledge labor and entrepreneurship even for underserved rural areas This will bring more experience and other resources to the companies Professor Nieminen discussed practical development projects such as in remote villages in Namibia and Zambia where his research team has built electricity and power systems as well as Internet connections The towns have quickly moved to a new level of development As one of the actors in the Start North network Aalto University now uses the Mokki 5G network for research and education to facilitate and accelerate development Dr Olatundun Adelegan from Nigeria currently Visiting Professor at Aalto University presented the results of research on what is slowing down or hindering Africa s development He highlighted poor infrastructure poor learning outcomes and weak Internet connections youth unemployment and the adverse effects of climate change and financial exclusion as obstacles to economic growth He further explained that a strong information and technology network will lead to innovation in education and entrepreneurship and enhance financial inclusion and adoption of digital financial services and mobile money among rural people as well as facilitate trade Furthermore strong digital technology and the Internet will reduce the adverse effects of climate change through the provision of early warning systems on extreme weather events floods droughts storms heat waves boost agricultural yields with digital information on the onset of rains and sensors to monitor soil and plant conditions minimize postharvest losses from farm to fork and improve online nomadic education on adaptation techniques to minimize climate change induced herder farmer conflicts A strong information and technology network will go a long way in enhancing sub Saharan Africa s ability to create new businesses and attract international companies and investors Mr Boris Ngala founder and CEO of BB Incubator in Douala Cameroon and one of the co founders of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network after spending seven years abroad returned to his home country with the vision of reduce poverty through technology driven solutions entrepreneurial training and business advice When he heard about the 5G Mokki concept and its potential to accelerate the learning and application of new technologies for the benefit of the region and its youth he immediately jumped at the chance and set out to promote a concept that connects Africa s youth with each other others and to other continents Young people eager for knowledge learning work and entrepreneurship will contribute significantly to the development of local and international businesses as long as they are provided with advanced environments for learning technological development and entrepreneurship Mr Douglas Ogeto Co Founder and CEO of Ludique Works the pan African video game publisher in Nairobi Kenya said The Mokki Tech Space 5G network has enormous potential to serve international and local businesses to provide creative jobs economically and technologically based and promote entrepreneurship based on learning the latest technology and practical projects that serve local conditions Furthermore this is supported by extensive national and international collaboration with universities and companies He is also a recent co founder of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network Ludique Works conducts numerous game development and business acceleration programs in Africa each year The Mokki 5G network significantly improves business opportunities for game developers Atte Leskinen one of the driving forces behind Start North the Finnish technology learning accelerator network and one of the inventors of the 5G Mokki learning and technology environment said that 5G Mokki is a concept invented by young people themselves and developed along with experts professionals The concept has been tested and developed at an early stage at leading American universities such as Stanford UCLA UC Berkeley and USC and has since been developed in cooperation with leading universities and companies in Finland and other Nordic countries However Leskinen emphasized that Mokki is just a tool to speed up the learning and application of new technologies The most important are its benefits for companies young people and the sustainable development of regions and our planet Leskinen also welcomes cooperation with African universities and business incubators and invites US companies such as Microsoft as well as universities such as Princeton University to use the network to promote their operations and global sustainability The webinar was moderated by Lars Ling founder of the CleanTech Region Impact Group Mr Ling highlighted his particular interest in developing the new type of education needed to promote sustainable development in the world The panel ended with the idea that all change begins with a change in the behavior of an individual
    5G Mokki, The African Technology Space Network That Will Impact Global Businesses
      In a panel discussion at Aalto University s 5G Summer School on Thursday experts from the US Africa and Europe explored the business opportunities that the latest communications and networking technologies remote learning working and spirit business from Africa can provide to American companies These are at the same time opportunities for a positive impact on African economies The webinar was organized by Start North the technology learning accelerator network in Finland Download document https bit ly 3b7OtNe A featured topic was how the Mokki Tech Space 5G network can serve international businesses In a May press release the network had announced how it intends to roll out its Tech Spaces to connect the African continent with Europe promoting learning and adoption of technology remote work and entrepreneurship In addition to promoting education employment and the economic development of the regions the network also aims to curb climate change using the latest technology This time instead of focusing on the African European connection the discussion turned to the possibilities of a Tech Space network for American companies that want to take advantage of new opportunities quickly The purpose of this discussion was to highlight the various opportunities and benefits of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network for international companies that recruit tens of thousands of people each year and launch hundreds or thousands of innovation and technology projects each year Mokki is derived from the Finnish word m kki which means country house The cabin enables innovative uses of fifth generation mobile communication technology 5G Where 5G frequencies and networks are not yet available Mokki works with previous generation technologies Regardless of the technology it runs on Mokki already brings knowledge and experience related to the latest 5G technology and its application in a number of different areas that are relevant to each region Mokki is a catalyst for the development of 5G and fixed networks in Africa including underserved areas Investments in fixed networks the latest mobile technology and green energy combined with the deployment of Mokkis to accelerate education work and other services is one of the fastest and safest ways to develop regions The panel discussion highlighted the many benefits that collaboration with the Mokki Tech Space 5G network offers international businesses Professor Leonard Wantchekon of Princeton University cited China and Asia more broadly as an example of a region that has driven business growth and productivity in recent decades Known for its natural resources and large young population Africa is the next continent comparable to Asia that will provide businesses with expertise and other resources The Covid pandemic has taught us the value of remote learning work and entrepreneurship By leveraging the latest technology companies can quickly make new resources available to grow their businesses and promote regional economic development The 5G Mokki network helps with this Professor Wantchekon is also the founder of the African School of Economics with campuses in Nigeria Ivory Coast and Benin recruiting students from over 20 African countries He argues that 5G Mokki can play a crucial role in supporting research activities and providing state of the art teaching materials for studies across campuses Professor Marko Nieminen of Aalto University in Finland said that the latest networking and communications technology along with new solutions for power and electricity open up entirely new opportunities for exporting knowledge labor and entrepreneurship even for underserved rural areas This will bring more experience and other resources to the companies Professor Nieminen discussed practical development projects such as in remote villages in Namibia and Zambia where his research team has built electricity and power systems as well as Internet connections The towns have quickly moved to a new level of development As one of the actors in the Start North network Aalto University now uses the Mokki 5G network for research and education to facilitate and accelerate development Dr Olatundun Adelegan from Nigeria currently Visiting Professor at Aalto University presented the results of research on what is slowing down or hindering Africa s development He highlighted poor infrastructure poor learning outcomes and weak Internet connections youth unemployment and the adverse effects of climate change and financial exclusion as obstacles to economic growth He further explained that a strong information and technology network will lead to innovation in education and entrepreneurship and enhance financial inclusion and adoption of digital financial services and mobile money among rural people as well as facilitate trade Furthermore strong digital technology and the Internet will reduce the adverse effects of climate change through the provision of early warning systems on extreme weather events floods droughts storms heat waves boost agricultural yields with digital information on the onset of rains and sensors to monitor soil and plant conditions minimize postharvest losses from farm to fork and improve online nomadic education on adaptation techniques to minimize climate change induced herder farmer conflicts A strong information and technology network will go a long way in enhancing sub Saharan Africa s ability to create new businesses and attract international companies and investors Mr Boris Ngala founder and CEO of BB Incubator in Douala Cameroon and one of the co founders of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network after spending seven years abroad returned to his home country with the vision of reduce poverty through technology driven solutions entrepreneurial training and business advice When he heard about the 5G Mokki concept and its potential to accelerate the learning and application of new technologies for the benefit of the region and its youth he immediately jumped at the chance and set out to promote a concept that connects Africa s youth with each other others and to other continents Young people eager for knowledge learning work and entrepreneurship will contribute significantly to the development of local and international businesses as long as they are provided with advanced environments for learning technological development and entrepreneurship Mr Douglas Ogeto Co Founder and CEO of Ludique Works the pan African video game publisher in Nairobi Kenya said The Mokki Tech Space 5G network has enormous potential to serve international and local businesses to provide creative jobs economically and technologically based and promote entrepreneurship based on learning the latest technology and practical projects that serve local conditions Furthermore this is supported by extensive national and international collaboration with universities and companies He is also a recent co founder of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network Ludique Works conducts numerous game development and business acceleration programs in Africa each year The Mokki 5G network significantly improves business opportunities for game developers Atte Leskinen one of the driving forces behind Start North the Finnish technology learning accelerator network and one of the inventors of the 5G Mokki learning and technology environment said that 5G Mokki is a concept invented by young people themselves and developed along with experts professionals The concept has been tested and developed at an early stage at leading American universities such as Stanford UCLA UC Berkeley and USC and has since been developed in cooperation with leading universities and companies in Finland and other Nordic countries However Leskinen emphasized that Mokki is just a tool to speed up the learning and application of new technologies The most important are its benefits for companies young people and the sustainable development of regions and our planet Leskinen also welcomes cooperation with African universities and business incubators and invites US companies such as Microsoft as well as universities such as Princeton University to use the network to promote their operations and global sustainability The webinar was moderated by Lars Ling founder of the CleanTech Region Impact Group Mr Ling highlighted his particular interest in developing the new type of education needed to promote sustainable development in the world The panel ended with the idea that all change begins with a change in the behavior of an individual
    5G Mokki, The African Technology Space Network That Will Impact Global Businesses
    Africa6 months ago

    5G Mokki, The African Technology Space Network That Will Impact Global Businesses

    In a panel discussion at Aalto University's 5G Summer School on Thursday, experts from the US, Africa and Europe explored the business opportunities that the latest communications and networking technologies, remote learning, working and spirit business from Africa can provide to American companies. These are at the same time opportunities for a positive impact on African economies. The webinar was organized by Start North, the technology learning accelerator network in Finland.

    Download document: https://bit.ly/3b7OtNe

    A featured topic was how the Mokki Tech Space 5G network can serve international businesses. In a May press release, the network had announced how it intends to roll out its Tech Spaces to connect the African continent with Europe, promoting learning and adoption of technology, remote work and entrepreneurship.

    In addition to promoting education, employment and the economic development of the regions, the network also aims to curb climate change using the latest technology.

    This time, instead of focusing on the African-European connection, the discussion turned to the possibilities of a Tech Space network for American companies that want to take advantage of new opportunities quickly. The purpose of this discussion was to highlight the various opportunities and benefits of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network for international companies that recruit tens of thousands of people each year and launch hundreds or thousands of innovation and technology projects each year.

    'Mokki' is derived from the Finnish word 'mökki', which means 'country house'. The cabin enables innovative uses of fifth-generation mobile communication technology (5G). Where 5G frequencies and networks are not yet available, Mokki works with previous generation technologies.

    Regardless of the technology it runs on, Mokki already brings knowledge and experience related to the latest 5G technology and its application in a number of different areas that are relevant to each region. Mokki is a catalyst for the development of 5G and fixed networks in Africa, including underserved areas. Investments in fixed networks, the latest mobile technology and green energy, combined with the deployment of Mokkis to accelerate education, work and other services, is one of the fastest and safest ways to develop regions.

    The panel discussion highlighted the many benefits that collaboration with the Mokki Tech Space 5G network offers international businesses.

    Professor Leonard Wantchekon of Princeton University cited China and Asia more broadly as an example of a region that has driven business growth and productivity in recent decades. Known for its natural resources and large young population, Africa is the next continent comparable to Asia that will provide businesses with expertise and other resources.

    The Covid pandemic has taught us the value of remote learning, work and entrepreneurship. By leveraging the latest technology, companies can quickly make new resources available to grow their businesses and promote regional economic development. The 5G Mokki network helps with this.

    Professor Wantchekon is also the founder of the African School of Economics with campuses in Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Benin, recruiting students from over 20 African countries. He argues that 5G Mokki can play a crucial role in supporting research activities and providing state-of-the-art teaching materials for studies across campuses.

    Professor Marko Nieminen of Aalto University in Finland said that the latest networking and communications technology, along with new solutions for power and electricity, open up entirely new opportunities for exporting knowledge, labor and entrepreneurship, even for underserved rural areas. This will bring more experience and other resources to the companies.

    Professor Nieminen discussed practical development projects, such as in remote villages in Namibia and Zambia, where his research team has built electricity and power systems, as well as Internet connections. The towns have quickly moved to a new level of development. As one of the actors in the Start North network, Aalto University now uses the Mokki 5G network for research and education to facilitate and accelerate development.

    Dr. Olatundun Adelegan from Nigeria, currently Visiting Professor at Aalto University, presented the results of research on what is slowing down or hindering Africa's development. He highlighted poor infrastructure, poor learning outcomes and weak Internet connections, youth unemployment and the adverse effects of climate change, and financial exclusion as obstacles to economic growth. He further explained that a strong information and technology network will lead to innovation in education and entrepreneurship and enhance financial inclusion and adoption of digital financial services and mobile money among rural people, as well as facilitate trade.

    Furthermore, strong digital technology and the Internet will reduce the adverse effects of climate change through the provision of early warning systems on extreme weather events (floods, droughts, storms, heat waves); boost agricultural yields with digital information on the onset of rains and sensors to monitor soil and plant conditions; minimize postharvest losses from farm to fork; and improve online nomadic education on adaptation techniques to minimize climate change-induced herder-farmer conflicts.

    A strong information and technology network will go a long way in enhancing sub-Saharan Africa's ability to create new businesses and attract international companies and investors.

    Mr. Boris Ngala, founder and CEO of BB Incubator in Douala, Cameroon and one of the co-founders of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network, after spending seven years abroad, returned to his home country with the vision of reduce poverty through technology. driven solutions, entrepreneurial training and business advice.

    When he heard about the 5G Mokki concept and its potential to accelerate the learning and application of new technologies for the benefit of the region and its youth, he immediately jumped at the chance and set out to promote a concept that connects Africa's youth with each other. others and to other continents. Young people eager for knowledge, learning, work and entrepreneurship will contribute significantly to the development of local and international businesses, as long as they are provided with advanced environments for learning, technological development and entrepreneurship.

    Mr. Douglas Ogeto, Co-Founder and CEO of Ludique Works, the pan-African video game publisher in Nairobi, Kenya, said: “The Mokki Tech Space 5G network has enormous potential to serve international and local businesses, to provide creative-jobs. economically and technologically based and promote entrepreneurship based on learning the latest technology and practical projects that serve local conditions. Furthermore, this is supported by extensive national and international collaboration with universities and companies.”

    He is also a recent co-founder of the Mokki Tech Space 5G network. Ludique Works conducts numerous game development and business acceleration programs in Africa each year. The Mokki 5G network significantly improves business opportunities for game developers.

    Atte Leskinen, one of the driving forces behind Start North, the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, and one of the inventors of the 5G Mokki learning and technology environment, said that 5G Mokki is a concept invented by young people themselves and developed along with experts. professionals

    The concept has been tested and developed at an early stage at leading American universities, such as Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley and USC, and has since been developed in cooperation with leading universities and companies in Finland and other Nordic countries.

    However, Leskinen emphasized that Mokki is just a tool to speed up the learning and application of new technologies. The most important are its benefits for companies, young people and the sustainable development of regions and our planet. Leskinen also welcomes cooperation with African universities and business incubators and invites US companies such as Microsoft, as well as universities such as Princeton University, to use the network to promote their operations and global sustainability.

    The webinar was moderated by Lars Ling, founder of the CleanTech Region Impact Group. Mr. Ling highlighted his particular interest in developing the new type of education needed to promote sustainable development in the world.

    The panel ended with the idea that all change begins with a change in the behavior of an individual.

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