Magnus L. Kpakol is the Chairman, CEO and Chief Strategist at the Economic and Business Strategies (EBS), with offices in Dallas Texas, USA and Abuja, Nigeria; he is the host of Magnus Kpakol gvA, a Talk Show on global economic and business trends and how they affect Africa. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Economic Growth and Development Center (EGDC), the initiators of SHAFRI (an educational social network for kids in Africa and around the world). The EBS has developed and is now promoting SHAFRI. He holds a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. At the EBS, Dr. Kpakol leads a team of strategists in designing policies and programs for trade promotion, business competitiveness and local economic development. His team conducts international and local training for private and public sector professionals seeking to be the best in their trade and in promoting economic efficiency, increased economic participation, performance and economic development. They also specialize in poverty solutions, developing programs for job creation, economic growth and development. Building on his experience, Dr. Kpakol is proficient in research techniques and policy development and also in program coordination, monitoring and evaluation. Dr. Kpakol served for eight years as a special advisor to the President on poverty eradication and was also the National Coordinator of the National Poverty Eradication Program (NAPEP). Dr Magnus L kpakol founded MAGONI Productions, the creators of Magoni music with roots in Ogoni rhythm to promote peace, freedom, love and economic development.