Folasade Ayonrinde

Manager, West and Central Africa at African Capacity Building Foundation

African Capacity Building Foundation
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Last Updated 10/31/2017

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Employment History

Senior Program Officer, East and Southern Africa Operations  - ACBF n

National Head of Programmes  - International Labour Organization

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Management Team | The African Capacity Building Foundation

Dr. (Mrs) Folasade Ayonrinde (Phd Economics)
Manager, West and Central Africa

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Folasade Ayonrinde, a senior program officer with the African Capacity Building Foundation, who heralded the UNCTAD report's launch in Zimbabwe said for African countries to reap development gains from intra-Africa trade and regional integration, they would need to place emphasis on building productive capacities and domestic entrepreneurship.
Ayonrinde said Africa must make finance more accessible and less costly to small and medium enterprises so that they move from being small firms to large firms that can compete in larger markets. She said Africa also needed to invest more in infrastructure, human resources development and research and development for it to be able to adopt and adapt to new technologies.

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Policy research crucial to regional integration experts say at 2nd Annual Research Forum | The African Capacity Building Foundation

"The purpose of the research forum was to share knowledge and deliberate on empirical issues of trade and related matters within the context of regional integration as well as providing an opportunity to inform policy development," said Dr. Folasade Ayonrinde, Senior Program Officer, East and Southern Africa Operations at ACBF n her speech read on behalf of the ACBF Executive Secretary, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie.
Dr. Ayonrinde emphasized that the outcomes of the research forum should contribute to strengthening the participation of governments, policy research think tanks, academia and the private sector in addressing challenges to the implementation of regional integration agenda and providing evidenced-based policy redirection. Particularly as it relates to negotiation capacities as well as implementation of trade obligations. She concluded by urging experts to focus their discussions on evidenced-based issues that will champion deeper regional integration and attain economic growth.

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