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In the paper Boosting Africa’s Trade and Development by Tackling Some Supply Chain Challenges, released for the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum Signature Event “Boosting Trade and Development by Tackling Africa’s Supply Chain Challenges,” Mr. Tielman Nieuwoudt assesses Africa’s supply chains challenges, provides an overview of the state of intra-regional trade and trade between Africa and the rest of the world, and examines measures that could be undertaken to boost trade. He also highlights the key challenges to trade as a result of Africa’s infrastructure and logistics gaps.

Mr. Tielman Nieuwoudt is Principal at The Supply Chain Lab in South Africa, a consultancy focusing on factory to village supply chain solutions.

Please find Mr. Nieuwoudt's paper below.

This publication is part of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum. For more information and upcoming events and publications, please see here.

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Tielman Nieuwoudt

Principal, The Supply Chain Lab
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The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more