I learnt by observing and absorbing from Carlos Lopes and also understand how to police the economy of Africa from Addis.
Carl Manlan, 2014 Ibrahim Fellow at UNECA
Country: Ivory Coast
Current base: Accra, Ghana
Website: Ecobank Foundation
Carl Manlan currently works as the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation.
After his Fellowship, he served the first Executive Secretary of the Africa against Ebola Solidarity Trust, which was set up to harness African financial resources to support the African Union support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa to drive the post-Ebola response particularly on health system strengthening, he supported the Department of Social Affairs of the African Union and liaised with partners (NGO, private sector, multilateral and bilateral organisations) for the implementation of the programme that deployed 862 health workers from 20 African countries to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In 2015, he was made Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite du Bénin. He is a 2016 Aspen New Voices Fellow.
- A universal basic income for Africa – World Policy Institute
- Why Africa should go cashless – Project Syndicate
- A silver lining in the Panama papers – NPR
- African philanthropists and economic progress – World Policy Institute
- Africa: the revolution that matters to Africa – AllAfrica
- Counting Africa’s invisible workers – Project Syndicate
- How we can support bottom-of-the-pyramid entrepreneurs, like trash sifters
- Africa without numbers: Mission impossible – World Policy Institute
- Africa doesn’t need foreign aid – it can couple cultural ideals with technology – Mail and Guardian South Africa
- Africa: How might we strengthen the African Union – AllAfrica
- Five ways to be bold for change this International Women’s Day – HuffPost
- Leadership: three qualities for the 21st century leader in Africa – Mo Ibrahim Foundation
- How to end malaria in Africa – Scientific American
- Africa: Crafting an African Victory of the World
- The New WHO Director General must prioritise community health workers – HuffPost
- Funds are there but they must be freed up
- Africa Middle Class – A time to act
- Innovation and incubation: Partners in transformation