African Entrepreneur, Investor and Innovation Influencer, Jean- Claude Bastos de Morais today announced that two further editions of the highly demanded book – The Convergence of Nations – were released in French and Portuguese in addition to English.
The Convergence of Nations is a compilation of essays from thirty authors and underlines Africa’s potential to profit from globalisation and secure long-term strategic growth. The Convergence of Nations is an interchange of ideas on politics, economics and arts across an array of topics from human to financial capital, social to physical infrastructure and many other determining themes affecting Africa’s future.
The book which was commended by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank as “a realistic summary of all the big themes affecting Africa’s future”, is an analysis of real-world issues by well-known figures including political economist Kingsley Moghalu, expert global economist Gerard Lyons and well known economist and Africa commentator, Razia Khan.
de Morais is also the founder and Group CEO of Quantum Global, an African focused investment firm targeting transformative industries in Africa for strong developmental outcomes, as well an Advisory Board member for Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment. He is a keen African influencer with a deep interest in the continent’s socio-economic development. At the core of his innovation-related work is the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), an organization he founded in 2009 to drive African-led development through fostering innovation.
Through The Convergence of Nations book, Jean – Claude intends to take the discussion around the book’s key areas to an even wider audience, especially on the African continent itself: “I am determined to deliver innovation and creativity; operating as a positive contributor to Africa’s success narratives and supporting the wider development agenda. The Convergence of Nations is now available in more languages spoken by Africans reaching Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone speaking countries and those passionate about Africa realising its potential. This book aims to make a far reaching dissection of the continents burgeoning success narrative. I am grateful to the group of important writers, without whom, we would not have been able to compile such a thoughtful analysis of Africa’s opportunities” said Jean – Claude Bastos de Morais.
The Convergence of Nations book can be purchased from Amazon and the OMFIF website.