Can industrialization in Africa be sustainable?


By Helen Hai

In 2012, Helen Hai set up a shoe factory in Ethiopia for the Chinese manufacturer, Huajian. Then, with her own company, C&H Garments, she went on to establish export-oriented garment manufacturing businesses in Kenya, Rwanda and Senegal. She is a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill Ambassador for industrialization in Africa. Here, in an article originally published in UN Chronicle, she argues that Africa must make use of today’s technological capabilities for cleaner industrial production.

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