What lies ahead for Africa? Is there any reason to hope that tomorrow will be better than today? It is easy to think that this troubled continent faces a troubled future. After all, Africa has long battled enormous problems for which there are no easy answers.
Here is a book that challenges popular thinking about Africa and presents a refreshing optimism about her future. But this optimism is not without foundation. In taking a hard look at Africa's often painful past, author Pete Ondeng brings a new interpretation to critical events in her history. And he tackles the continent's most pressing social, economic, and political issues, drawing from his experience to illustrate his conviction that Africa's problems will be solved at a personal level.
Meticulously researched and eloquently written, Africa's Moment builds a strong case for a bountiful future for the continent. And it offers specific ways that each of us can have in planting the seeds of hope.
Pete Ondeng is the Founder and CEO of Africa Partnership Advisors Inc., a Nairobi based, international investment advisory firm focusing on the East Africa region. He is also co-founder and Chair of Project54Tour, a U.S. based nonprofit, youth empowerment organization that works through music, art and sports. Pete is an author, motivational speaker, life coach and former host of a popular weekly, prime time television program in Kenya called “Money Matters”. He has over 25 years of senior level, international experience as an economic development specialist.
Pete qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1984 in the U.S. where he began his career as an internal auditor for McDonalds Corporation. His two books, “Starting a Small Successful Business” (1989) and “Africa's Moment” (2004), and his insightful and humorous speeches have enabled him to influence thousands of people around the world who share his concerns and convictions about business development and global poverty issues. He serves on the Board of several international organizations including Making Africa Work Corporation (Canada), which he co-founded.
Making Africa Work Corporation (Canada) and Project54Tour Aid Program, Inc. are working together to empowering Africa’s youth. Our joint programs aim to address urban poverty through business development training and network creation for small and medium scale businesses in Eastern Africa, with the ultimate goal of enabling local businesses to foster economic development in their communities.
Project54Tour is a New York and Kenya based, non-profit organization dedicated to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), works to support the vast and largely untapped entrepreneurial potential in Africa through a two-pronged strategy involving both a direct delivery of business development services and indirect support through network facilitation and information dissemination.
Making Africa Work Corporation, (MAW) is a Vancouver based social enterprise co-founded by Pete Ondeng to create opportunities for improving the living standards of Africa's rural communities, with particular focus on agribusiness, renewable energy and microfinance.
With representative offices in Nairobi, Vancouver and New York allows us to collaborate with other international organizations that directly support our programs in Africa.
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