Contec Global’s African Secretariat Initiative

For more than 30 years, Benoy Berry has served as the CEO and chairman of Continental Transfer Technique Limited (CONTEC), an international company based in London that implements large-scale projects and provides systems-based solutions in developing nations. Benoy Berry has also helped cultivate Contec Global’s corporate social responsibility program, which includes the African Secretariat initiative.

On its website, Contec Global states that the African Secretariat is one of the group’s most comprehensive and ambitious initiatives, as it strives to build a bridge between Africa and other nations around the world. The program leverages Contec Global’s sustaining presence in Africa to promote a wide range of international interactions, such as trade, cultural exchange, and business investment. According to Contec Global, previous efforts to establish cooperative efforts related to infrastructure and the economy between Africa and other countries have been largely unsuccessful despite Africa’s wealth of human and natural resources.

The African Secretariat project seeks to bring Africa to the forefront of the global economy through exchange rather than humanitarian aid. In its first endeavor, the African Secretariat launched efforts to facilitate economic cooperation between Africa and India.


NAPTIP Highlights Newly Approved Anti-Human Trafficking Act in Nigeria

As the CEO and chairman of Continental Transfer Technique Limited (CONTEC), Benoy Berry leads a global enterprise that specializes in providing technology-based and security solutions. Benoy Berry balances his responsibilities at Contec Global with his work on an anti-human trafficking campaign of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) in Nigeria.

In a recent press release, NAPTIP discussed Nigeria’s approval of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015. The act was passed by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan after the National Assembly re-enacted that country’s anti-human trafficking legislation by repealing previous regulation and passing the new law. According to NAPTIP, officials determined that the former legislation wasn’t effectively deterring trafficking in persons (TIP) because new, unaddressed activities had developed since 2003, the year the law was first enacted.

NAPTIP explained that the criminal justice system was faced with a number of offenses, such as exploitation for organ removal purposes, which could not be criminalized under the former legislation despite conflict with international protocol. By criminalizing additional TIP activities and increasing penalties, NAPTIP believes the newly approved act ensures that Nigeria now has one of the best legal frameworks to address TIP in the world.

Contec Global Group’s Social Responsibility Initiatives by Dr. Benoy Berry

Contec Global Group believes in the dignity, sovereignty, and potential of every individual on the planet. Through three critical initiatives, Contec Global does its part to help empower people to succeed and create their own destinies. With a primary emphasis on grassroots initiatives that supply physical and financial resources for educational programs, healthcare facilities, and […]

Waste to Power Initiatives of Contec Global Group by Dr. Benoy Berry

Economic growth and improved technology systems around the global signify an increase in energy demands. Improved efficiencies within the energy sector is due, in part, to a greater degree of privatization, which encourages investment and helps create competition and innovation within the market. A field that is of particular interest to Contec Global Group is the “Waste to Power” model.

Waste to Power aims to help communities manage their environments, waste, and energy output, which leads to improved efficiencies in infrastructure and energy production. Several key projects of the Contec Global Group Energy vertical seek to implement a number of solutions, such as managing solid waste without a reliance on landfills; properly disposing of sewage and wastewater; decreasing generation of greenhouse gases and increasing the generation of renewable clean energy; and promoting sustainable energy production and development that will help increase quality of life within a given community.

About the Author: Dr. Benoy Berry founded the Contec Global Group in 1984 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

The University of Delhi School of Economics, by Dr. Benoy Berry

Earning my Master’s degree at the University of Delhi School of Economics heightened my expertise in international finance and taught me concepts I use to this day. The school is considered one of the leaders in its field in India and South Asia.

In 1949, India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, involved himself in the creation of the School of Economics, as part of a wider effort to promote the social sciences in developing nations. Through several reorganizations, economics retained its departmental status and was recognized as a Centre for Advanced Study.

Courses offered in the MA program include microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and Indian economic policy. Students write papers on a variety of topics, and all teaching and examinations are conducted in English.

Many Master’s students move on to prestigious doctoral programs at home and abroad. The placement program finds jobs in many leading corporations; policy research groups also recruit graduates.

About the Author:

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Contec Global in Lagos, Nigeria, Dr. Benoy Berry directs the development of authentication devices for people and documents.