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Cambridge Judge Business School has various links with Africa.

Executive Education in Africa

Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education is committed to deep engagement with executives, administrators, managers, professionals, innovators and leaders from the continent of Africa within both the public and private sectors. We have worked predominantly with organisations from Nigeria and South Africa, two of the continent’s largest economies, and are striving to broaden our scope in other regions. 

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Cambridge Africa Business Network

Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) is a Cambridge alumni and student led initiative to promote networking and dialogue about business in Africa. CABN run an annual Business in Africa Conference as well a speaker series. Past conferences have featured leaders in the African spheres of business and politics including Executive Chairman of MTN, the Pembani Group and the former CEO of the MTN Group, Mr Phuthuma Nhleko, Chief Economist of the African Development Bank, Professor Mthuli Ncube, and the current Dean of the Lagos Business School, Dr Enase Okonedo.

The conferences have presented an opportunity to hear about competition, monopolies and oligopolies; Nollywood and the wider cultural and creative industries and, the management of human resources against the backdrop of entrenched traditional cultural values and behaviours. Debates on the fragile yet growing African middle classes have taken place in conjunction with discussions about the financial markets.

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Africa news & insights

Jumping into alternative finance

Cambridge alumnus Hunter Sims (MBA 2018) shares his career insights after a leap from a finance career in banking in the USA,…

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Double whammy

Health crisis from pandemic worsens economic issues in Middle East and Northern Africa, says Dr Kamiar Mohaddes. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes The health…

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New report sheds light on financing for off-grid solar

The World Bank and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), based at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, have published…

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2019 Business in Africa Conference

The conference is one of the largest annual conferences held at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) and attracts business leaders, students and…

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Venturing forth: GlobalTravelWallet

A digital alternative to cash – that's the idea behind GlobalTravelWallet, a startup that is supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme,…

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Enterprise in Africa

Local context matters for entrepreneurship in developing countries where Western ideas of profit may not fit the 'collectivist' culture, says article by…

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Camfed honoured

Charity Camfed, which partners with the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, wins Social Enterprise award for its work to…

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Venturing forth: Building a starch business from scratch

From gas to tapioca: venture founded by former commodities traders helps farmers in Gambia. At first glance, there might seem to be…

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The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

African and Middle East alternative finance markets totaled more than $475 million in 2013-2015, with growth of 59 per cent to $242…

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Crowdfunding in East Africa

East Africa requires regulatory framework and attention to harness the potential of crowdfunding while addressing consumer risks, says new report in partnership…

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