Making Africa Work Through the Power of Innovative Volunteerism

by Dr. Richard Munang



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/16/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781546292401
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781546292418
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781546292395

About the Book

While Africa has long been referred to as the dark continent, it’s shown itself to be a bearer of light to the world. Leaders such as the late former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Nobel laureates Wangari Maathai and Desmond Tutu, and others have inspired the world with their words and actions. But more work needs to be done. Richard Munang outlines practical policies that countries in Africa should take to accelerate socioeconomic transformation and achieve ideals of sustainable development goals. He highlights how the pace of economic development in Africa has lagged other nations with fewer natural resources—and what we can do about it. Unlike other books, this one presents a novel-strategic approach to building an economy that can thrive amid climate change. The paradigm he proposes incentivizes actions that stem climate change’s most harmful effects. Find out how climate change can be a master key that unlocks the door to accelerated socioeconomic transformation in Africa and how it applies to development economists, politicians, and everyday people with the insights in Making Africa Work Through the Power of Innovative Volunteerism.

About the Author

Richard Munang earned a Ph.D. in environmental change and policy from Nottingham University and was awarded an executive education certificate having undertaken Harvard University’s Executive Programme in Climate Change and Energy Policy Making for the Long Term at the Kennedy School. He has dedicated himself to helping Africa leverage climate action as an accelerator of socio-economic development.