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Peter Guest was made a Star Member on Business Fights Poverty.
Jul 8, 2015
Peter Guest replied to member's discussion How can we harness business to close the energy gap in Africa?
"This is very true – and goes all the way down to the individual entrepreneur level. There are obviously huge numbers flying around relating to the direct cost to economies of weak infrastructure, but it's hard to put a figure on the…"
Jun 30, 2015
Peter Guest replied to member's discussion How can we harness business to close the energy gap in Africa?
"It’s hard to over-state the impact on day-to-day life in many countries. Anecdotally, you talk to entrepreneurs, or would-be entrepreneurs, who tell you the extent to which their ambitions are curtailed by the cost, the shortages and the…"
Jun 30, 2015
Peter Guest replied to member's discussion How can we harness business to close the energy gap in Africa?
"Thanks Zahid. I’m looking forward to the discussion. I am a journalist working on development in Africa and other emerging markets, and I worked with BFP and its partners on the New Africa 2015 report."
Jun 30, 2015
Peter Guest replied to Pauline Mujawamariya's discussion How Can We Promote African Innovation?
"Thanks Zahid. I think there are some places that have begun to work on this. Rwanda always comes to mind because they have done a lot to break down barriers for entrepreneurs. Even Cote d'Ivoire, which has had so many troubles recently, has…"
Nov 13, 2013
Peter Guest replied to Pauline Mujawamariya's discussion How Can We Promote African Innovation?
"Ah, now this is a really tricky one, because you're talking about imposing from the outside something that has to be entirely internally-driven. I think there are some things that do really depend on external conditions: availability of markets…"
Nov 13, 2013
Peter Guest replied to Pauline Mujawamariya's discussion How Can We Promote African Innovation?
"Hi everyone, very glad to be joining this discussion. I think the whole issue of entrepreneurship and innovation can't be disaggregated from job creation and employment growth. When we talk about sustainable growth, for me what we're…"
Nov 13, 2013
Peter Guest is now a member of Business Fights Poverty
Sep 19, 2012

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I am an entrepreneur
Website:
http://www.peterguest.co.uk
About my work:
I write about development and the environment.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Technology

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