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A Development University Joins GBSN

An hour’s flight from Nigeria’s capital, Yola is close to Boko Haram insurgent territory. Atiku Abubakar, a wealthy businessman and former Vice President of Nigeria, is the American University of Nigeria’s founder and main funder. The University adheres to the strictest American academic standards. Many students receive scholarships. AUN facilities are as spick-and-span as a… Read more >

GBSN Welcomes 2 New Members to our Advisory Board

GBSN is pleased to welcome two new members to the Advisory Board, Edwin Paxon, Chief Counsel & Global Lead Counsel for Manufacturing & Chemicals at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Amedee Prouvost, Director, Operational Risk at the World Bank. Edwin Paxon Chief Counsel & Global Lead Counsel for Manufacturing & Chemicals International Finance Corporation… Read more >

Until We Meet Again

In late October of 2008, almost 8 years ago exactly I started a new job at GBSN. I was hired to work on a recently awarded initiative to start a new business school in Karachi, Pakistan under a two year contract. At this point it was just a dream of a group of businessmen in… Read more >

Should Universities and Business Schools Focus on the Present or the Future?

This blog was written by Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and director, Henley Business School Africa. Jonathan Foster-Pedley recently participated as a panelist in the Parliamentary Debate at the GBSN/EFMD Joint Conference in Africa. Four panelists were to argue for or against the following statement: “the house believes that the business schools should serve as visionaries shaping… Read more >

Austin Okere’s address on reimagining the business school model at the GBSN/EFMD joint Conference at Accra, Ghana

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]This blog was written by Austin Okere a prominent speaker at the GBSN/EFMD Joint Conference in Ghana. Austin is the Founder of CWG Plc, the largest Systems Integration Company in Sub-Saharan Africa & Entrepreneur in Residence at… Read more >

The Importance of eLearning in Higher Education

I returned from an eye-opening conference held in Addis Ababa about e-learning focused on the developing world. Rebecca Stromeyer, a member of GBSN’s Board of Directors organized this even, which attracted some 1,200 participants. This was the 10 th anniversary e-Learning Africa. I take my hat off Rebecca, whose passion generated a worldwide community of… Read more >

Training African Managers

In 2012 GBSN partnered with the Association of African Business Schools and two foundations in launching an exciting organization, the African Management Initiative. Its ambitious aim: to help train African managers on a significant scale. In June AMI asked 136 Kenyan Human Resources professionals : “If you could help grow the staff in your company… Read more >