19 September 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — In the face of the global economic turmoil, Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, has said the turmoil has provided opportunity for a search for new operating models and sustainable business models and for public sector policies to flourish.
She stated this in a speech at the plenary of the GIZ Joint Symposium 2018 Economic and Social Development, in Bad Neuenahr, Germany, recently.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ GmbH or GIZ in short (English: German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), is a German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn that provides services in international development cooperation.
She said: “There have never been as many educated, healthy connected people in the world as there are now and we have definitive evidence that sustainable operating models will outcompete all others.
“Lose the mindset that this is a negative thing. We are in a golden age right now. All the ingredients for positive, sustainable change are present.”
Dr. Jadesimi encouraged the 800 people in the audience to be optimistic and use this time to support and enable sustainable private sector companies in low income, high growth countries to flourish.
“This will lead to massive job creation and attract the trillions of dollars needed to help us meet the United Nations 17 global goals and 169 targets,” she said.