News & Insights - 2018

October

Genesis to curate strand on 4th Industrial Revolution: Submit your AfrEA abstract now

Genesis Analytics will be curating a new strand, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its Impact on Development: Implications for Evaluation, at the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference, taking place from 11 - 15 March 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. We invite experts working in digital development and practitioners at the forefront of technological innovation for development and evaluation to submit abstracts for this strand.

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We provide support for govt plan of 2,5m male circumcisions by 2022

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a three-year grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the male circumcision programme of the Department of Health in South Africa.

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Financial adviser on DFID project to boost services in Ugandan cities

Genesis Analytics has been appointed PPP and financial adviser for a DFID-funded Cities and Infrastructure for Growth programme in Uganda.

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Securing Botswana's water supply for the next 100 years

Genesis Analytics has been appointed the economics and financial specialist on a feasibility project to secure water from Orange River to Botswana, without which Gaborone will run out of water by 2025.

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September

Genesis appoints manager to liaise with North American donors

Naheed Hassan has been appointed Engagement Manager with donor organisations and foundations in North America by Genesis Analytics.

Hassan is based in Toronto, Canada, and will be the point of contact for our growing set of North American clients, from business origination through to project delivery.

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Genesis supports communication for change conference

The Health practice at Genesis Analytics is supporting the first Southern African Communication for Change conference.

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Genesis Analytics continues to contribute to SGB sector-building in South Africa

ANDE presented Genesis Analytics with a member award for sector building in the area of metrics.

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Without decisive action digital revolution could fuel global gender inequality

Is technology both the saviour and saboteur of young people’s futures? It helps young people to transcend the physical, social, and economic barriers that stand between them and a decent job, but at the same time, advances in automation and artificial intelligence could combine to see two-thirds of workers worldwide replaced by machines.

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July

Genesis team heads to International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

The Health team presented work at the 22nd International AIDS Conference that took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in July 2018. 

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Genesis develops training workshop on understanding, changing customer behaviour

The Applied Behavioural Economics team at Genesis has developed a two-day training workshop to help those who have read about nudges and biases, but are looking for a deeper understanding of how neuroscientific principles can help influence the thoughts and behaviours of customers, clients, and stakeholders.

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Revisions to Competition Amendment Bill reflect Genesis submissions

The SA Competition Amendment Bill was tabled before Parliament on 11 July 2018. Genesis proposed numerous changes to ensure appropriate economic tests whilst still addressing adequately the public interest concerns. The Bill tabled incorporates a large number of the Genesis proposals.

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Recycling effluent key in bid to avert drought in South Africa

Collaboration between government and the private sector will be required to tackle the urgent need to find alternative sources of water, according to an article written by Malcolm Pautz and Jennifer Mbarawa for Business Day. 

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Genesis to co-manage UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism

Genesis Analytics is part of a consortium led by Oxford Policy Management, which has been contracted by UNAIDS to manage the technical support mechanism (TSM). The TSM facilitates provision of timely, high-quality technical support and capacity development services to countries across the globe to contribute to improved HIV programming and strengthened community and health systems.

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Time to register for SA's first MERL Tech to get the edge on technology and M&E

We're excited about the first MERL Tech in South Africa and it is time to book your place. MERL Tech Jozi will gather 100 thought leaders, practitioners, evaluators and decision-makers who are using technology for monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) on 1 and 2 August 2018. Genesis Analytics is proud to be a main sponsor of the event.

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June

Genesis wins two grant-funded projects to support SGB sector

Genesis Analytics has won two grant-funded projects through the ANDE Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement in Africa. The current round is funded by the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Impact Programme.

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Genesis to test SA market for HIV prevention and contraception patch

Genesis Analytics has been contracted to determine the acceptability and usability of microarray patches (MAPs) as a technology to provide HIV prevention and contraception to South African women, who are at greatest risk of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy.

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Genesis principal works with ANDE South Africa to support impact investing

Genesis principal in the Evaluation for Development practice, Mishkah Jakoet, has been appointed to the steering committee of ANDE South Africa.

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May

Digital skills revolution will create winners and losers in labour market

Genesis Analytics led the "Digital Economy - Classifying Drivers of Digital Work" workshop at the “UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH: Work | Innovation | Technology” event in Nairobi in May 2018.

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Registration is now open for first Merl Tech Jozi

Genesis Analytics is excited to be part of the organisation of MERL Tech Jozi — the first MERL Tech conference on the African continent. 

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April

Short list of bidders released for multi-billion Kenyan hostels project

Five joint ventures and a Chinese firm have been shortlisted for construction of 23 400 multi-billion shilling hostel units at Moi, Embu and South Eastern Kenya (Seku) universities.

The approval of the three projects follows a detailed analysis by a consortium of transaction advisers led by the South Africa-based consultancy, Genesis Analytics. 
The consortium developed the transaction documents and will execute the contracts.

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At last, clarity about when dominant firms predate – and when they don’t

Few areas in competition law are more prone to dogmatic disputation than predatory pricing - the practice whereby an incumbent firm seeks to force a rival from the market through sustained loss-making low prices.

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Genesis faciltates inaugral workshop of intergovernmental fintech working group

Genesis Analytics has been appointed to facilitate the workshops at the inaugral meeting of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) on 19 and 20 April 2018. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for regulators and policy makers to engage with the industry, identify key considerations and develop a harmonised approach to fintech-driven innovations for the benefit of all South Africans.

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February

The silence of worker capital is so loud

Fresh political momentum presents an opportunity to revisit old challenges with new energy. There is now focus from all groups to return the economy to high levels of growth. As we push to reignite the economy, it is important to balance the goal of growth with the need for economic justice and a more inclusive economy, writes Genesis partner Ryan Short and John Oliphant in Business Day.

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January

Investor conference in Nairobi kick starts plans to build hostels for 25 000 Kenyan students

The plan to build university hostel accommodation for 35 000 Kenyan students kicked off on 23 January 2018 with an investor conference in Nairobi. Three public universities in Kenya are set to benefit from the construction and operation of student hostel accommodation under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework.

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Evaluation for Development practice keeps abreast with UN Development Goals

Genesis Analytics partner Alyna Wyatt attended the Executive Leadership Programme in Evaluation (ELPE) at the United Nations in New York this week.

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Genesis works with health workers to launch new HIV prevention ring

The International Partnership for Microbicides has employed Genesis for the next phase of their planned launch of the Dapivirine vaginal ring (DVR), a product for women to protect themselves from contracting HIV. 

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Chamber of Mines looks to PPP for innovation in sector

Genesis Analytics was appointed by the Chamber of Mines as part of a broader consulting team to assist in the development of an innovation ecosystem in the mining sector. 

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