Awaken the African Giant

Jan 16, 2013

Nick Moon, award-winning supporter of African entrepreneurship, will speak about market based approaches to poverty reduction, food security, economic empowerment and climate change in the “Kapuscinski development lecture” taking place on 16 January in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Effective pursuing of sustainable development globally requires both political high-level agreements and practical implementation on the ground. Nick Moon takes care of the latter. As a co-founder of the KickStart International initiative, he promotes simple, cost-effective tools and solutions which increase agricultural productivity in Africa. Moon proves that social economy can bring benefits and effectively lift people out of extreme poverty through triggering their entrepreneurship rather than giving aid.

“Kapuscinski development lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, UNDP and partner universities and development think-tanks.