RED in Africa: A platform to promote productivity, networking and global partnerships

Thursday, July 29, 2021


Refined Economic Development (RED) in Africa is a concept developed by Economic Growth and Development Center (EGDC) and promoted by the Economic and Business Strategies (EBS) Ltd as a way of addressing the serious challenges of community decline, environmental neglect, unemployment, poverty and poor inclusiveness in economic growth and development across Africa.

Quite often we just refer to our program as RED. In the end, national economic growth and development depend on the success of the individuals, businesses and institutions of the community. 

Nations are an aggregation of communities, and strong nations are built from competitive communities. Consequently much effort must start with states, provinces, districts, cities and communities if Africa is to continue to rise.

RED-in-Africa is principally about promoting economic productivity and using innovation to build competitive and resilient organizations, communities and nations. It encourages productive networking among entrepreneurs, business professionals, academic researchers and policy practitioners to leverage global partnerships and other resources for economic growth and development.

The Pillars of RED-in-Africa
RED in Africa has three primary pillars – (1) Policy leaders, (2) Entrepreneurs and (3) Academic researchers. The thrust is for the three pillars to collaborate and dig for inner local strength while seeking global partnerships that assure mutual benefits and create platforms and networks for boosting human capital development.

RED supports a culture of Human Capital Development

RED assumes that communities become more locally successful and globally competitive when they promote a culture of human capital development. On RED you can showcase and promote your organization or personal skills.

RED in Africa Forums, Seminars, Conferences and Short Courses

Be a part of our quarterly and annual activities at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT – Dallas). These activities greatly complement our Study Tour Programs to Dallas, Texas and Singapore.

As a RED in Africa member you can also participate in our Short Courses with Certificate at the University of Texas at Dallas. These courses are available for local (municipal) leaders, small business owners and academic researchers.

Through RED academic researchers can also participate in our student/teacher exchange and research partnership programs with the university.