Africa Progress Panel

Telling a good story – artists and development

Telling a good story – artists and development

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson speaking at CFA Strategies for Empowering the Next Generation of Leadership on Africa (photo: CFA - Constituency for Africa/YouTube)   “In the quote unquote ‘dark continent’, which doesn’t have the best electrical grid, why is it that when you come back from there you’re the most electrified you ever feel?” Jidenna grew up between Nigeria and the United States. Responding to some of the dictates typical of immigrant families, he set out to...
Spotlight campaign: Lights Power Action

Spotlight campaign: Lights Power Action

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Caroline Kende-Robb

Caroline Kende-Robb

Caroline Kende-Robb is the former Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel. Prior to joining the Africa Progress Panel, Caroline worked at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund for 16 years as a senior manager and technical expert in the regions of Africa, Europe and Central Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific. At the World Bank, Caroline led teams of technical experts to implement World Bank loans and grants and conducted policy research on a range of global issues including...
COP22: Forget the Promises – It’s Time for Action

COP22: Forget the Promises – It’s Time for Action

By Ebun Aribido. Ebun is currently working as an intern at the Africa Progress Panel. My friends and I sit outside a café with our ice creams and cold drinks, joking about the effects of climate change. We’re on holiday but can barely enjoy the sights in the daytime because it is just too hot. Halfway across the world in Kuwait, it snows for the first time in the country’s history. A strange occurrence. Despite the jokes my friends and I make, deep down, we know that there is nothing...