Interview with Jean-Michel Severino for the blog "Ideas for Development"Submitted by Admin on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:00
Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, discusses the major challenges facing the African continent in an interview for the blog Ideas for Development (ID4D), coordinated by the French Development Agency. These challenges and opportunities, which are absolutely unprecedented, require a rethinking of the traditional approach to the continent's development: "Africa alone can define its destiny"
"African entrepreneurs benefit from a vast scope of creative opportunities, as everything is lacking and everything needs to be invented. But they face an unparalleled amount of material and administrative difficulties in accomplishing their projects. Their success requires rare qualities of resilience, imagination and strength of character in the way they go about it."
"Africa has itself become a land of innovation, African development is no longer about exclusively being a consumer of transfers."