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  • The Bridge Tank attends the 2016 edition of the Moroccan Brand Conference 28 May 2016 On the 27th of May 2016, The Bridge Tank attended the Morrocan Brand Conference. Co-inaugurated by the Morroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouar and the Minister for International Trade Abdelkader Aamara, our President Joel Ruet stated that, Morrocco being an emerging country, this status strongly influences new options of… 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
  • Inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy in Bamako 16 December 2015 Following the involvement of The Bridge Tank in the Akon Lighting Africa project, the Bridge Tank was received by the singer and philanthropist Akon during his visit to Bamako on December 15, 2015. Akon launched his project of electrification of the continent through the development of solar energy.The Akon Lighting… 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 Bridge Tank attends the third India-Africa Forum Summit 5 November 2015 The third India-Africa Forum Summit was held in New Delhi, India, from 26th to 29th October 2015. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited African heads of states and governments. This summit notably included a discussion with the Indian Minister of Finance Arun Jaitly, as well as one with the… 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
  • Emerging Africa : Under Which Conditions ? 13 October 2015 It’s Africa’s turn to emerge according to experts. But according to those external voices, it will only happen provided that the continent enhances its natural resources. In this column published in Le Monde on the 13th of October 2015, Joel Ruet and El Hadj Kassé (Minister-Counselor to the President of Senegal)… Lire la suite
  • French Blindness on Indian Industry 1 June 2015 Beyond the Rafale’s “deal” with India, France needs to fundamentally change the way it understands the position of India within the global economy today. As India develops partnerships and seeks to strengthen its power in global industry, France needs to incorporate India’s new vision and “Make in India” program into… Lire la suite
  • A look back at Minister Borloo’s pledge for the electrification of Africa 7 March 2015 On March 3, 2015 the Bridge Tank attended the ceremony at the Elysée Palace where President Hollande gave his support to Minister Borloo's initiative for the electrification of Africa.  Many political figures attended this event including Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, but also the presidents of the Senate and the… Lire la suite
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