Africa 2011 - Innovative Partnerships for Development


The G20 Seoul Consensus for Shared Growth reiterates the role of business as an enabler of development in low-income countries. How can effective partnerships with the business community be created and scaled to unlock Africa's development potential? 

The following dimensions will be addressed:

  • Trading comparative advantage
  • Resource generation
  • Collective learning
  • Risk sharing


  • Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations (1997-2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum
  • Godfrey G. Gomwe, Executive Director, Anglo American South Africa, South Africa
  • Jakaya M. Kikwete, President of Tanzania
  • Strive Masiyiwa, Group Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless Group, South Africa
  • Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development (USAID), USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa; Young Global Leader
  • Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa
  • Mark Suzman, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Chaired by Robert Greenhill, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum