The Insider Series

A series of webinars led by industry experts offering insights and different perspectives on topics that matter to our partners globally and that reflect the impact of the current global pandemic.


Latest content recorded in April 2022.

Invest and Restart: What next for Africa’s tourism sector?


Zeinab Badawi, BBC presenter and broadcaster talks to Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary, Seychelles Tourism Board, Allan Kilavuka, Managing Director & CEO, Kenya Airways Group; and Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group.


Recorded on 28th April 2022.

Fintech: Innovation and Inclusion


Zeinab Badawi, BBC presenter and broadcaster talks to Gbenga Agboola, CEO & Founder, Flutterwave, Bola Asiru, Division Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard Advisors, Yasmin Masithela, Managing Executive, Transactional Banking, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking and Usoro Usoro, CEO, Y'ello Digital Financial Services (MTN Fintech subsidiary).


Recorded on 6th October 2021.

Agriculture – Africa’s Future


Zeinab Badawi, BBC presenter and broadcaster talks to Hon. Beauty M. Manake, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Agricultural Development & Food Security, Botswana; Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika; Damian Ihedioha, Division Manager, Agribusiness Development Division, African Development Bank; Dr Kulani Machaba, Regulatory Affairs Leader, Africa & Middle East, Corteva Agriscience and Venkataramani Srivathsan, Managing Director & CEO, Africa & MENA, Olam.


Recorded on 8th June 2021.

Recover and Grow – Africa’s 2021 economic outlook


Zeinab Badawi, BBC presenter and broadcaster talks to the Republic of Angola’s Minister of Finance, Vera Daves de Sousa; Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary & CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission; Vinay Guddye, Director of Global Outreach, Economic Development Board Mauritius; Zeph Nhleko, Chief Economist, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA); and Jibran Qureishi, Head of Africa Research, Standard Bank Group.


Recorded on 2nd March 2021.

Adapt to Survive: how Africa’s tourism can beat Covid-19


Milton Nkosi, former BBC correspondent and Chairman of MMN International Consulting talks to Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Ghana; Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines; Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board; and Sisa Ntshona, CEO, South African Tourism.


Recorded on 26th August 2020.