Communications can be the driver of economic integration in Africa

Anyone that has worked, lived or done business across multiple African territories knows only too well that economic integration across the continent will be a road with many bumps. For many currently working throughout the continent there are significant obstacles to doing business. Competing trade agreements, intra-governmental disputes, language barriers and above all securing the […]

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Why there’s a need for ethical PR

Trust in some of our most established institutions has over the last decade or so declined rapidly, and unsurprisingly questions have also been raised over the integrity of the PR industry. Scandals such as Bell Pottinger in South Africa last year have done huge harm to the reputation of our industry, and its right that […]

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Nigeria’s Creative Commodities

How creative industries hold the key to growth It is a Sunday night in Lagos, hundreds of people are gathered in Ikeja to watch Femi Kuti playing at the New Afrika Shine. Many might have attended the GTBank Fashion Weekend in Victoria Island earlier that day to see Nigeria’s most promising and talented fashion designers […]

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Countering the decline of charity through communications

Earlier this month the United Nations called upon Member States, civil society, NGOs and individuals to observe the International Day of Charity, in celebration of the vital role that charity continues to play in global development and humanitarianism. Today the charity sector is big business – the UK public alone gave £9.7 billion to charities […]

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The Paris Agreement: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Amid the unpredictable state of political affairs that have become the norm in the short 4 months of a Trump presidency, the decision to reject the Paris climate change agreement did little to shock or surprise. It did, however, prompt mass outrage, as fears of those concerned for the environment, the economy and global security, […]

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The Role of Global Comms In A Changing Political Landscape

This week is the PR Week Global Awards in London. Rarely has this annual ceremony come at a more auspicious time for international media. The global media environment has changed inexorably over the last fifteen years. At the turn of the century truly international news media, with the exception of the BBC, was only just […]

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Aequitas Through To The Finals In Global PRWeek Awards

Aequitas Consulting announces it has been shortlisted for the “Global Citizenship” category at the global PRWeek Award, for its transformative work on the New Deal campaign for the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. Hosted by the OECD, the New Deal addresses the root causes of fragility, conflict and violence and is transforming the way […]

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Creating the 360 Degree Giving brand with Indigo Trust

Aequitas worked with the Indigo Trust, one of the Sainsbury’s Charitable Trusts to introduce open data to the world of philanthropy in the UK. The Indigo Trust wanted Foundations to share their funding data so that better funding decisions could be taken to improve the impact of philanthropic giving. The Indigo Trust came to Aequitas […]

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WIE Symposium Africa to launch its second edition in Nigeria

WIE Symposium Africa to launch its second edition in Nigeria Toyin Saraki, Folake Folarin-Coker, Mo Abudu, Bola Adesola and Julie Gichuru, to co-host Tiwa Savage and Folorunsho Alakija to headline 18 March 2014 – Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa; fashion designer Folake Folarin-Coker founder of Tiffany Amber; Mo Abudu CEO […]

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