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DaMina Advisors is a preeminent independent global frontier markets political risk research, due diligence, educational and M&A transactions consulting firm - with a special focus on Africa. DaMina provides bespoke risk analytic services to firms with significant frontier markets investments. DaMina Advisors has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne and Accra.

CENTER FOR FRONTIER MARKETS STUDIES

The DaMina Center for Frontier Markets Studies is a hub for research and networking for frontier market-focused business executives and graduate students seeking to deepen their knowledge frontier markets - especially on Africa. The institute utilizes technology to narrow the vast geographic distance between frontier markets experts globally and participants in its executive online courses.

About our Executive Courses

Course I - A 3-day intensive introductory course to global frontier markets with a special emphasis on the structural socio-economic and geopolitical changes underpinning the rise of the frontier markets. This course is geared at recent graduate students and other young professionals who want to learn about frontier markets and quickly find jobs or incubate businesses.

Course II - A six week, non-intensive advanced executive course for professionals who seek to deepen their knowledge and understanding  of the frontier markets - particularly Africa. All the major sub-topics relating to investing in frontier markets, entry strategies, risk management, recruiting, due diligence will be addressed by former senior global executives and government officials from several frontier markets states.

Bi-annual Trips to Major Frontier Market Countries Twice a  year, a senior staff of the institute will undertake a guided coordinated visit with students to a major frontier market capital to meet local business leaders, investors, journalists, top government officials and others to gain a deeper understanding of frontier markets investing.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this class?
We've geared these class toward individuals from all kinds of educational backgrounds who may be seeking more formal training and a comprehensive conceptual framework of the factors (and choices) involved in the evolution of  frontier markets.

What resources will I need for this class?
Course topics will be thoroughly covered in the video lectures, and reading assignments will be based on those lectures.

Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing  this class?
To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, students must watch video lectures, actively participate in online class discussions and pass weekly assessments. 

What are some unique things that the Center for Frontier Markets Studies will offer?
In exploring a highly relevant  subject, the instructional team will seek to implement diverse ways for you to  engage with the material and interact one-on-one with very senior former government officials and business leaders from key African frontier market countries. 
Frontier Markets Executive Course I - Syllabus
Day 1 
Introduction to the Course, Why frontier markets? 
Distinguishing frontier, emerging and OECD markets
Initial primer on African frontier markets 

Day 2 
Analyzing and managing risks in frontier markets - regulatory, legislative, political, security, operational/ logistical, human resource and economic

Day 3 
Types of frontier African markets investments, risks, opportunities and challenges - equities, fixed income, Venture Capital, real estate, currencies, consumer products, middle class services




Frontier Markets Executive Course II - Syllabus
Week 1
Introduction to the Course, Why frontier markets? 
Distinguishing frontier, emerging and OECD markets
Initial primer on African frontier markets

Week 2
Analyzing and managing risks in frontier markets investing - regulatory, legislative, political, security, operational/logistical, human resource an economic

Week 3 
Types of frontier African markets investments, risks, opportunities and challenges a equities, fixed income, Venture Capital, real estate, currencies, consumer products, middle class services

Week 4 
Caribbean and LatIn American frontier markets risks, opportunities and challenges

Week 5 
Asian/ former Soviet frontier markets risks, opportunities and challenges

Week 6 
African frontier markets risks, opportunities and challenges



Lord Paul Boateng
Former UK High Commissioner to South Africa
(Global legal counsel to DaMina Advisors)

Dr. Babacar Ndiaye
Former President of the African Development Bank

H.E. Kabine Komara
Former Prime Minister, Guinea

Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Former Minister of Mines & Energy, Ghana

Dr. Ablasse Ouedraogo
Former Foreign Minister, Burkina Faso

Ambassador Isaiah Chabala
Former Ambassador to the UN and EU, Zambia

Hon. Victor Kasongo
Former Deputy Minister of Mines of DR Congo

Ambassador Chris Katsigazi
Former Head of Foreign Services, Uganda

Mr. BismarkRewane
Former Economic Advisor to Nigerian presidency

Ms. Rita Gail Johnson
Former Director at Ernest & Young and Eurasia Group

Mr. Scott Korman
CEO of Nashone Capital

Mr. David Ensor
Former Chief Risk Officer, AIG-Chartis

H.E. Conrad Enill
Former Minister of Energy & Finance
Trinidad & Tobago

Sebastian Spio-Garbrah
Provost, DaMina Institute for Frontier Markets Investing

Nicole E. Kearse
Vice Provost I, DaMina Institute for Frontier Markets Investing

Stephanie Dei
Vice Provost II, DaMina Institute for Frontier Markets Investing

Colonel (Rtd) James Hall, MBE MDA FCMI
Former UK Defense Attache in Nigeria

Captain (Rtd) Ogwuegbu-Stephens, BA, MPP
Former US Counter Insurgency Intel Analyst, Afghanistan, Iraq

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