‘Made in Africa’: Dialogue on Africa in Global Value Chains

With the dawn of the second wave of globalization, production processes are now unbundled across different locations around the world, hence the concept ‘global value chains’. Amid this, Africa continues to lag behind and currently, much policy debate revolves around restructuring of African economies towards activities with ‘technological content’ and promotion of innovation-driven economies characterized by manufacturing and high value added products. How can companies in Africa better integrate into global value chains? What homegrown solutions are key to development of stronger global value chains for the benefit of the masses and economies? In what ways can technology, innovation, branding and design mitigate business failure and enhance local and global competitiveness?

  Aristide Toundzi,  Senior Manager in EY’s Financial Services practice

Aristide Toundzi, Senior Manager in EY’s Financial Services practice

  Dr Intan Hamdan-Livramento,  Economics Officer  World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Dr Intan Hamdan-Livramento, Economics Officer  World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  Clapperton Mavhunga,  An Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society at MIT

Clapperton Mavhunga, An Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society at MIT

  Prof. Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Cente

Prof. Ruth L. Okediji,Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Cente