It’s Africa’s Time

IT’S AFRICA’S TIME, produced by Regency Foundation Networx, is a multimedia initiative employing a co-creation process that uses Regency’s unique journalistic & cinematic style to craft fresh and authentic stories. The TV series is designed to promote and encourage the adoption of the ‘inclusive business’ model as a component of corporate growth strategy in Africa. The series demonstrates how this approach can make a contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

 IT’S AFRICA’S TIME (IAT), currently in its fourth season, documents case studies that demonstrate the adoption of the ‘inclusive business’ model as a component of corporate growth strategy across Africa, where profitable business solutions grow local value chains and drive societal transformation.

Season 2

AECOM (LIBERIA)


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New Schools for Liberia Bring Hope to Future Generations »» The civil war in Liberia destroyed the country’s educational infrastructure.  It left a generation of school-goers traumatized and forced out of the classroom for more than a decade. Schooling came to a halt as parents feared letting their children…..

AEFC


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African Enterprise Challenge Fund »» This is a wonderful story about a Zimbabwean farmer with a big vision, a newly married farming couple, a remarkable 70-year grandmother who has adopted 11 orphans, and an enterprise challenge fund that’s helping change all of their lives forever. Zimbabwe has faced many…..

AMSCO AFRICADO


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Human Capital Placement »» Join us as we travel to the foothills of Tanzania’s West Kilimanjaro to discover how the strategic placement of skilled experts supports the growth of SMMEs.   Africado, a Haas avocado farm in Sanya Juu, approached the African Management Services Company [AMSCO] whose African Training…..

ARYSTA


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Arysta LifeScience’s Applique Bien and ‘Yield Enhancer’ Stewardship Programmes »» Ivory Coast produces 40% of the world’s cocoa and its neighbour, Burkina Faso, is amongst the top producers of cotton in West Africa. Despite this, farmers in these regions are not wealthy. They don’t own large swathes of land,…..

CITI IHS


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Social Impact Investing Breathes New Life into the S.A Gap Housing Market »» In mid-2000, South African banking and development expert, Soula Proxenos, came up with a plan. She created a property fund that partners with South African building developers to create affordable housing and rental stock in the…..

CITI KICKSTART


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Inspired Irrigation Pump Continues to Change Lives Across Africa »» The vast majority of people in Africa are poor rural farmers. 96% of them survive on rain-fed agriculture, which results in small-scale farmers harvesting the same crops at the same time, and then being forced to sell them into…..

CITI MOBILE CHALLENGE (HONG KONG)


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Call for Innovation and Disruption in the Financial Tech Space »» At Regency we get a kick out of making beautiful micro-films for relevant brands doing inspiring work. The quality of our work reflects our love for story-telling. The Citi Mobile Challenge was a virtual accelerator that invited developers…..

COCA-COLA


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Coke’s Global Project for Women »» IT’S AFRICA’S TIME is passionate about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and we like to report on stories that show progress across Africa. In this story, we check out MDG 3 which focuses on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of…..

INGENICO


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Transforming Financial Inclusion in Rural Kenya »» Imagine not having access to a bank account. Imagine being excluded from formal banking services completely. For millions of rural Kenyans, and others living in Africa’s remote regions, this has been the case for years. People have been hiding money under mattresses,…..

KINROSS GOLD


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Responsible Gold Mining in Mauritania »» Rising from the vast desert sands of northern Mauritania is Kinross Gold’s mining concession, Tasiast, an open-pit gold mine located 300 kilometers north of the country’s capital Nouakchott. Tasiast means ‘place of thirst’ in the local vernacular, aptly describing this sparsely populated region…..

LAFARGE


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Sustainable Development in Zambian Housing Sector »» Zambia’s housing deficit stands at between two and four million homes, particularly in the middle to low-income market. Compounding the problem is a lack of access to finance for low-income families, as well as a dearth of effective, affordable housing solutions for…..

LION OF AFRICA


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Training and Inclusion »» Decades into its democracy, and despite the country’s leading edge on the continent, South Africa is still faced with the challenge of growing its band of young professionals, and even more so in the insurance industry. So what does it take? IT’S AFRICA’S TIME flew…..

MAERSK APMT


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The Gateway to Liberia is Back in Business »» For 14 years, until 2003, Liberia was gripped by a shockingly violent civil war. Infrastructure collapsed, thousands died and the country all but came to a standstill. Monrovia Port, the gateway to the Liberian economy and once the pride of…..

MICROSOFT 4AFRIKA


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Supporting Online Entrepreneurs and SMEs Across Africa »» How can companies engage with young Africans wanting to make their mark across the continent and the world? How can they enable strategic and sustainable growth via young entrepreneurs and SMEs through tech, online platforms and mentorship? The Microsoft 4Afrika initiative…..

PROCTER & GAMBLE


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Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink »» Coleridge’s lament from the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, is a reality for millions of Africans who have access to water but suffer the life-threatening effects of contamination if they drink it. As thirst overrides the risk of…..

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (GHANA)


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An Inclusive Answer to the Age-old Problem of Cash Flow »» One of the most challenging problems for SMEs across Africa is cash flow. Imagine delivering goods or services to a client and having to wait for 30, 60 or even 90 days for payment. In most instances, you’d…..

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (KENYA)


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Financial Sector in Kenya Helps Grow Agri-SMEs »» SMEs contribute to a massive 60% of the GDP of Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank has seen this opportunity and is one of the few banks in Kenya to have developed a dedicated department looking after this sector. In this episode of…..

TERANGA GOLD


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Responsible Mining is Transforming Lives and Communities in South East Senegal »» Our crew visited Teranga Gold’s Sabodala Mine to discover first-hand what’s possible when a mine comes to town. Sabodala is the only gold mine in Senegal and is set to be there for decades to come. It…..