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Ambassador Robin Sanders' New Book On the Rise & Impact of Africa's Small Businesses on Development & the Middle Class

Emphasizes Africa SMEs' Economic Impact & Recommends How Donors, African Governments, AU, and new U.S. Administration Can Further Assist the SME Sector (see press links related to book below)

Africa SME Book
A FEEEDS Publication

WASHINGTON, D.C., DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, excertps from May, 2017 & October 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ Press Releases -- Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders’ new book on “The Rise of Africa’s Small & Medium Size Enterprises” (SMEs) is an insightful examination of the dramatic shift in the development paradigm for Sub Saharan Africa – driven in large part by the imaginative, innovative and insta-impact leadership of the region’s small businesses or SMEs. “SMEs have helped drive economic growth and aided in increasing the size of the Continent’s middle class,” Sanders says. The book has been recognized as a quality business book on developing world small businesses by the prestigious nationally-respected Publishers Weekly Magazine, Top Link Publishers, the Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training and the American Foreign Service Association -- the latter two leading U.S. diplomatic organizations. Events for the book have been hosted around the U.S. and in Africa and featured in more than 40 national and international business, Africa, Chinese, India, economic and book-focused newspapers and magazine, including the African Union News, G20news, Microfinance News, and stock exchange trade newspapers from New York's NASDAQ, to Tokyo's and Shanghai's. Additionally the new download e-book (with click capability for the more than 500 footnote and references) was feature in "BookMad," the leading e-magazine on quality e-books. 

The book’s Introduction is by renowned civil rights leader Ambassador Andrew Young, and the Foreword is by Africa’s leading businessman, Mr. Aliko Dangote. Sanders’ credits the determination of Africa’s SMEs to step into the void left by 40 years of post-independence development efforts that had little impact on overall poverty reduction and job creation in the region.

The book also has recommendations on what donors, the African Union, African Governments, and the new U.S. Administration can do to further assist Africa SMEs. For the US, Sanders notes that as the new U.S. Administration seeks to have markets for its goods and services as part of its efforts to reinvigorate jobs in the US Rust Belt (the Midwest Region), and as Africa SMEs expand their procurement sources and help expand the region’s manufacturing base – both efforts can be synergistic, and help stimulate both American and African economies. There is also an extensive discussion on China – called the China Factor - on what it is doing in the Africa SME sector, both the big pluses, like special economic zones, the potential role of the New Development Bank, and becoming the world’s net credit lending country, as well as notes some things on which it needs to do better. Other key chapters address the positives and challenges remaining for Africa SME women, particularly the gap in their access to financing, the need to train more of the Continent's young people in entrepreneurship, and notes some of the new, innovative apps and technology Africa small businesses have created or are using to address development issues (e.g.,3-D printing and drones), to provide new approaches to traditional education, or to improve quality of life.

Included in the book are DataGraphs from the world-respected Gallup Analytics® on the enabling environment for Africa’s SMEs and comments on the importance and impact of the region’s SMEs from other key notables such as Gallup’s Managing Partner Jon Clifton, Nigeria telecom leader and Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria Hakeem Belo Osaige, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Oscar Onyema, Chairman of Operation Hope John Bryant, CEO of Homestrings Eric Guichard, former Senior U.S. Small Business Administration official Ngozi Bell, and the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Republic of Congo, Madame Yvonne Adelaide Mougany. Dr. Frederick G. Kohun, nationally-recognized scholar of Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University (RMU), a University Professor of Computer and Information Systems at RMU’s School of Communications and Information Systems, underscores Sanders point in the book that the impact of Africa SMEs is not only a result of technology and its mobility, but the sister relationship that these have with providing access to knowledge management for communities around the world that have helped small businesses globally transform their societies and their nations.

The prestigious Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) has included Sanders' Africa SME book in its recognized series of Memoirs and Occasional Papers Series (MOPS) given its additional focus on the role and changes in diplomatic approaches to development over the ages, including the shift changes brought about by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

See other links on Sanders' Africa SME book  at: 

Book video - http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ambassador-sanders-book-video-on-rise.html or on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/fk-BONoNz9U 

Pittsburgh's Robert Morris University - http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/11/blog-post.html

World Affairs Council DC - (televised November 12, 2017)

Gallup World Poll Host Sanders WashDC Book Launch: bit.ly/SandersAfricaSMEsBook

Sanders on Voice of America on Africa SME Book:  http://www.voanews.com/a/3846 549.html

Africa's premier online media platform Allafrica.com:

Sanders' New Book Notes the Insta-impact of Africa's Small Businesses ;

Rise of Africa’s Small & Medium Size Enterprises - Robin Sanders    

Nigeria's Guardian Newspaper:http://m.guardian.ng/business-services/how-african-smes-are-changing-development-paradigm-by-sanders/amp/

Sanders on Voice of America on Africa SME Book:  http://www.voanews.com/a/3846 549.html

Television Continental (TVC): https://youtu.be/j1wqDeAAe0Y 

African Union News Today :  Ambassador Robin Sanders' New Book On the Rise & Impact of Africa's Small Businesses on Development & the Middle Class