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  • Casablanca – The Morocco Brand : Country marketing for the benefit of Morocco’s influence ? 21 July 2016 On the 27th of May, The Bridge Tank will be in Casablanca, Morocco to participate at the conference "Country Marketing: Modelling the Morocco Brand" organised by the Amadeus Institute. The conference will discuss the Moroccan development model, its' intangible capital, and its' potential for international influence. Joël Ruet, who has… Lire la suite
  • New Delhi – “Smart City Expo” : towards sustainable Indian cities 20 July 2016 The second edition of the Smart Cities India Expo was held in New Dehli, India from the 11th to the 13th of May. This event brought together 325 businesses from 40 countries to debate intelligent solutions to be into to develop sustainable cities in India.  Haruki Sawaruma, analyst and researcher… Lire la suite
  • Lyon – Morocco-France, a partnership to be strengthened for a co-development dynamic in Africa 20 July 2016 The Bridge Tank, which pays particular attention to the development of inclusive growth models in Africa, will participate on the 24th of May at the conference "Economic Cooperation Morocco France: New Partnerships for New Horizons", organised at the headquarters of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Regional Council. L The objective of the… Lire la suite
  • Turin – Debating China’s economic transition 19 July 2016 For it's third workshop on the 9th and 10th of Mai, the Observatory of Emerging Economies of Turin is inviting participants to debate the new tools China has chosen to boost its' economic growth. A session will be dedicated to the new Silk Road, a strategy China chose to extend… Lire la suite
  • Davos – The Bridge Tank champions the Global South’s role in the Fourth Revolution 18 July 2016 At the 2016 Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, some 2,800 attendees took the opportunity to discuss the challenges raised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Bridge Tank was there and quick to point out that this fledgling revolution was not the prerogative of the Global North. In our view,… Lire la suite
  • COP 22 in Morocco : African solutions for Africa and the world ? 2 June 2016 Morocco just announced its three top priorities for COP22, inviting partner countries to join the “Triple A” initiative : “Adaptation, Agriculture, Africa”. For the three co-authors of this OpEd published inJeune Afriqueon the 2nd of June, The initiative appears to be a major step although it has not been headlined by the… Lire la suite
  • The American singer Akon bets on solar for Africa 25 April 2016 A few days before the COP21, Fanny Costes, The Bridge Tank General Secretary, talked with American RnB singer Akon about Akon Lighting Africa initiative: a solar power project partnered by Samba Bathily, the CEO of Solektra International, and Thione Niang, the founder of Give One project. Akon bets on solar… Lire la suite
  • Global Conversation with El Hadj Kasse 19 April 2016 The elites continue to struggle to achieve a real inclusive growth. Image El Hadj Kasse, the current intellectual advisor to the President of Senegal who, with one-step ahead, shares these views on issues of Africa. Include youth and Build Equal Relations between Africa and the World The Internalization of Economic… Lire la suite
  • Bamako Forum- Debating the levers of the African transformation 18 April 2016 Bamako – to carry through its transformation, Africa must come up with a vision built on all the different forms of capital. From 18th to 20th February, the 16th edition of the Bamako Forum focused on the theme “Africa, between chaos and emergence”. The Bridge Tank was among the regular… Lire la suite
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°4 – Who will drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution? 18 April 2016 The Bridge Tank  analyzes the theme of the 2016 Davos Forum and identifies the new emerging economies as being the key to economic diversification. For more on this subject, take a look at our "Insights into Emerging Economies" . The 2016 edition of the Davos Forum opens on 20 January, inviting… Lire la suite
  • The visit of the French President in India, beyond the Rafales’ deal 1 March 2016 The Chairman of The Bridge Tank, Joël Ruet, has commented on France 24 channel the 24th January 2016 the visit of the French President François Hollande in India.   Joël Ruet defended the idea that France needs to understand the position of India today. He said that "Beyond the Rafales ‘… Lire la suite
  • Emerging economies cracked : a matter of economic diversification 15 February 2016 On the occasion of COP21, December 8, Joel Ruet, Chairman of The Bridge Tank, and Guillaume Henry, the lawyer entitled Intellectual Property, presented the report “Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property: Access to technologies emerging” at the prestigious Club “Cercle de l'Union Interalliée”. In his address, Joel Ruet said, “Today, the… Lire la suite
  • Bamako – Training the Young Africans for Careers of the Future, with Solektra Solar Academy 5 January 2016 In the wake of COP21 in Paris, and without waiting for ratification of the agreement and its implementation, Mali has seen the inauguration of the Solar Academy Solektra Bamako, designed to support the emergence of a new generation of Africans trained in solar technologies. Present on site, The Bridge Tank welcomed an… Lire la suite
  • Paris COP21 – Deploying electric vehicles in Brazil and India 4 January 2016 At COP21, in the Climate Generations area at Le Bourget on 7 December, experts from The Bridge Tank, the Sustainable Mobility Institute and Renault discussed the issue of electric mobility in India and Brazil, along with the energy, environmental and societal issues it raises. An opportunity for Joël Ruet to… Lire la suite
  • Dakhla – In Morocco, signals of emergence are growing stronger 17 December 2015 The 3rd Dakhla International Meeting, organized under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, was held 3—4 December 2015 on the theme “New economic territories, actors and factors in emergence, comparative international experiences”. At this event, Joël Ruet, president of The Bridge Tank, foregrounded Morocco’s signals of emergence, be it… Lire la suite
  • Paris – From the “pro-mitigation COP” to the “pro-adaptation COP” 16 December 2015 In the lead up to COP21, The Bridge Tank’s president Joël Ruet attended a dinner at the French Senate with Mrs Hakima El Haité, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment in Morocco, where COP22 will be hosted in 2016 and, in her words, “continue the line of COP21”. This dinner… Lire la suite
  • Tangier – Inclusive growth implies inventiveness 15 December 2015 At the 2015 MEDays Forum in Tangier, Morocco, The Bridge Tank’s president, Joël Ruet, commented that inclusive development starts from the bottom up, driven by the grassroots dynamism of people determined to act. However, although it is impossible to impose any kind of model on the world — particularly in… Lire la suite
  • A Convenient Climate Justice : India’s Ambiguous Position 9 December 2015 As the COP21 conference draws closer, India is refusing to follow the open position of China and provide figures on emissions declines. The Environment Minister of India, Prakash Javadekar, admitted that the government’s priority right now is on electricity access and poverty reduction, even though 13 of the 20 most polluted cities… Lire la suite
  • Internationalisation of businesses with Chinese characteristics 12 November 2015 The acceleration of the internationalisation of Chinese firms is imminent. Backed by over ten years of expertise, convinced that this dynamic is a “win-win” for China and Europe but aware of bottlenecks, The Bridge Tank participates in the elaboration of new models for internationalisation of Chinese firms.     Lire la suite
  • The African Way to Emerge : The Vision of the Elites 3 November 2015 Despite growth rates that are close to Asian levels, Africa continues to draw doubts from experts, who point to various structural problems. African elites are conscious of the challenges, but promote a positive vision focused on solutions and opportunities. Mohamed Soual (Chief Economist of Moroccan’s leading industrial company), Mamadou Lamine… Lire la suite
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