AR3 MAGAZINE

Technology Transfer

Growth, Profitability and Resilience

May 2017

Aviation specialist Anna Fernandes reviews the sector’s economic performance industry on the 2016 End-Year Report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 2016 – a good year driven by strong demand 2016’s global passenger traffic results were relatively strong, excelling the ten-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. Demand, or revenue passenger kilometers (RPK), rose…

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Maintaining Africa’s Lift

November 2016

The fact that aviation is a leading indicator of economic performance has been well established. 1 Airfreight falls quicker than world trade at the beginning of a recession as firms reduce inventory and switch to cheaper (and slower) transport modes. During an economic recovery, the opposite occurs – the time efficiency of airfreight allows it…

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Africa’s Flight Plan

April 2016

The 2013 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Aviation Day Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia highlighted three priorities for Africa’s aviation industry –safety, competitiveness and liberalization.  IATA has recognized aviation as a key driver of Africa’s economy, pointing out that the industry supports approximately 6.7 million African jobs and nearly $68 billion in continental GDP. Tony…

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The Silicon Valley Effect

April 2016

Imagine a Kenyan cattle farmer grasping a herding cane in one hand, and a mobile phone in the other. As paradoxical as this may first appear, new technology pioneered in California is gradually becoming commonplace in rural parts of Africa. Agriculturalist and social entrepreneur Su Kahumbu launched the iCow app in 2011. It allows users…

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WWST Pioneering Pump Technology

April 2016

In 2009, WorldWater & Solar Technologies (WWST) of Princeton, New Jersey set out to find a simple and practical solution to address the challenges of food, water and energy production in the most economical and green way possible. The result was a solar-powered system capable of operating large motors and pumps that require 600 horsepower…

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AR3’s Editor Interviews Don Dussey

April 2016

AR3: How do you see climate change impacting Coca Cola’s business in Africa – whether through consumption patterns and growth, access to fresh water, or impact on supply chain logistics?  Does climate figure specifically in Coca Cola’s current Sustainability Report? Is there a division of Coca-Cola Africa that specifically tries to forecast the impact of…

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Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Blindness in Djibouti

April 2016

By Eric Craypo Here’s the catch: a person with Diabetic Retinopathy – the leading cause of blindness in working age adults around the world – can still see well when they are in the early stages of the disease. But if they wait until visual symptoms appear to seek help, it’s often too late;and the…

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