Past conferences and webinars

Achieving the UN development goals through FinTech: challenges in building Digital Banks around the world webinar

Watch Scaling Business in Africa's (SBIA) Fellow, Dr Tsanis deliver an engaging webinar on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the United Nations, and how FinTech can achieve them.

From SMEs to unicorns: what role for trade, standards, and new tech?

The global economy has been shaped by important, disruptive technological changes in recent years. Many of these technologies have been instrumental in our global Covid-19 response and will become the new normal. Some of these technologies have been introduced by small firms, which grew spectacularly to become 'unicorns', with very high market value and global reach, setting new technological standards in their sectors.

The future competitiveness of any economy depends on the business connections between small and large firms, technological progress, and ability to use the opportunities offered by global markets. What is the role of public policies in influencing this complex interplay?

Dr Cernat presented his recent European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) paper on this topic, and his broader work on trade and technology.

2–3 June 2021: Developing a successful career as a black academic in the UK

The two-day webinar provided some critical perspectives, direction, and ideas on important issues for black academics. Co-hosted by the Scaling Business in Africa (SBIA) Consortium and Knowledge Bridge Consultants.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) data analytics workshops

The University of Edinburgh collaborated with EY West Africa to organised three virtual workshops (February 25, March 2, and March 3 2021) on SDGs Data Analytics in Nigeria. Participants were drawn from the public, private, and social sectors (civil societies and NGOs). The workshops were used to explore future funding opportunities.