Succes MasraSuccès  Masra PhD


Chad

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Economist

Occupational Position: Principal Financial Economist & Project Manager at African Development Bank, Co-Founder & President of Generation ABCD

Professional History


Dr. Succès Masra, who considers himself as a “Development & Tolerance Soldier”, is sincerely passionate about Chad and Africa’s development. He launched the leadership and entrepreneurship platform, Generation ABCD, the day Nelson Mandela passed away, with the objective of promoting Mandela's legacy among the younger generation of Chadian and African future decision makers. He is a serial entrepreneur and writer, trained in political sciences, finance and governance at Sciences Po Paris. Succès' PhD in Economics at Paris School of Economics was on “Africa facing the Challenges of the Post-Oil Economy: the role of Development Financial Institutions in Promoting Renewable Energy”.  Succès was the Financial Economist of the Moroccan Ouarzazate Solar Project, which is currently the biggest CSP solar project in the world, and is involved in the team in charge of the development of the Pan-African Inga Mega Hydroelectric Project.

Succès' current appointment to the Presidential Task Force is to help deliver on the top priority of universal access to electricity in Africa by 2025, with a focus on the development of renewable energies, and the implementation of the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).  Succès has been a Visiting Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris; a contributor to major reports like the 2013-2015 African Competitiveness Report; and, the French Presidential Report on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms for Paris COP21. He is the lead author of The Rainbow Heirs of Madiba, a compilation by 27 young leaders published in 2016 to promote Nelson Mandela's legacy and seeking a peaceful and tolerant World.

Masra is a former Senior Advisor to the President of the African Business Club; cofounded the African Week of Sciences Po Paris; a mentor of many Chadian Mandela Washington Fellows; and a mentor of Young Blind Chadians of the Center for Young Blind People. He is a recipient of the Best Leadership Initiative of the Paris 2016 Global Leadership Programme, Winner of the Eloquence Contest of University (Yaounde, Cameroon), Former UNICEF Peace Ambassador for Secondary Schools (CCL, Sarh, Chad) and Former Editor in Chief of the University Newspaper ( UCAC, Cameroon).

Qualifications


Master of Finance & Accounting from The Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaounde, Cameroon)
Master of Management from The Catholic University of France
Master of Strategy at Sciences Po, Paris
PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics at the Sorbonne

Programs


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Charles Sidambe
29 October 2018

Tutu Fellows Lynette Ntuli, Natalie Jabangwe, and Bright Simons have been selected for the Choiseul Africa 100 list of laureates for 2018.

Through an annual study that was independently carried out over several months by the Institut Choiseul, Choiseul 100 Africa – the Economic Leaders for Tomorrow, honors those exceptional entrepreneurs who contribute to the renewing of the African economic governance. It identifies and ranks young African leaders of 40 years old and below. 

The identification and ranking process took weighted criteria into account that included reputation, background and skills, influence networks, potential, and leadership.

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

A mutiny is occurring in the notorious prison in South Sudan called Blue House, where people are being detained without trial.  The prison is also where 2016 Tutu Fellow and peace activist, Peter Biar Ajak, has been held since the end of July 2018.  He has yet to be charged.  News sources say about 200 detainees broke into a weapons store in the prison and are holding two guards.  They are demanding the government provide prisoners with due process. 

The detention centre called Blue House is at the headquarters of the National Security Service in South Sudan's capital, Juba.  A national security service statement released to the media says the standoff began when a prisoner, Keribino Wol, overpowered a guard and seized his weapon. 

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow John-Allen Namu has released a documentary exposing the complicity of individuals in the Kenyan and Ugandan elite in illicit financial flows in support of South Sudan's warlords. John-Allen is an award-winning investigative journalist and the co-founder of Africa Uncensored.

The powerful three-part documentary titled, The Profiteers, is an expose of how South Sudan warlords plunder public resources to live in opulence in Nairobi while ordinary South Sudanese live in abject poverty. The money looted from Sudan's public coffers is then siphoned off to Kenya and Uganda through banking institutions where the cartels are laundering it by investing in other businesses. 

Charles Sidambe
11 October 2018

The 2014 Tutu Fellow and chief architect at Makeka Design Lab, Mokena Makeka, has led a design vision and consortium to win a bid to design a new precinct for Nelson Mandela Bay.  Nelson Mandela Bay is an area in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape.  The project is to redevelop the area and simultaneously honour Madiba’s contribution to South Africa, as well as elevate the city’s status as a hub for socio-economic transformation, tourism and employment opportunities.

The city hosted a competition open to all South Africans to submit their ideas, but it was Mokena's Nelson Mandela Bay Tower of Light concept that ultimately won.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows


About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

AFLI Workplace

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AFLI uses Workplace by Facebook as its networking platform for the Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  It allows Fellows to network, discuss issues, develop position papers, plan events, and coordinate with each other ahead of meetings when travelling to other countries. It also provides a space for programme associates to collaborate on their requirements for the Tutu Leadership programme.

Workplace is a software app that functions across desktop and mobile using familiar features like groups, chat, and video calls, and is used by more than 30,000 organisations around the world. It uses an interface familiar to anyone who has used Facebook, but adjusted for the workplace. We have provided answers to FAQs on how to log in, how Workplace can be used, and answers to possible technical questions users may have.  Fellows can log into Workplace by clicking on the the logo.

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