Togolese economist and former Global Leaders Fellow, Kako Nubukpo, has been awarded the Francophone Economic Book Prize for his 2016 book L'envol de l'Epervier: le défi de l'émergence togolaise. Awarded by the French Business Forum and Turgot, this award recognises the best book in economics in Francophone countries. The ceremony was in Paris, and Dr Nubukpo recieved it from the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Michel Sapin, and Economics Nobel Prize winner, Jean Tirole.
The book, edited by Dr Nubukpo, addresses the challenges of the Togolese economy in the context of Africa rising. It emphasises the role of good governance and a clear, inclusive vision in Togo's leadership.