Unleashing Ideas: Innovation, Sustainability & Enterprise Growth

8 - 9 November 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa


Advisor to the Special Envoy on Gender and Vice President, African Development Bank (AFDB)

Mr. Basil Jones is the Assistant to the Chief Economist and Vice President, ECON Complex of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Currently he is on secondment to the Office of the Special Envoy on Gender within the Bank where he supports the generation of knowledge activities and flagship publications and provide significant level of policy analysis as well as leading the work on women’s legal status and property rights. He has worked in the Fragile States Unit of the Bank. Prior to joining the AfDB in 2009, he worked for 8 year with the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in the regional office in Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi, Kenya as a Senior Program Specialist in the Economics Program as well as the Think Tank Initiative. Basil Jones holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hull, UK.

1 Response

  1. Thank you Mr Jones for the insights you provided for us at AWIEF 2016. I will definitely check out the AFDB website to look out for the various programs you enumerated during your speech so as to take advantage of such opportunities to help women in my sphere of contact. I will also be contacting you through e-mail as you were kind enough to release it to us.

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