FANRPAN's Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, shared the statement during the World Economic Forum Plenary Panel Discussion on "Innovative Partnerships for Development". The World Economic Forum on Africa which was held on 4-6 May 2011 in Cape Town had the theme: "From Vision to Action, Africa's Next Chapter".
The session included:
Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum
Jakaya M. Kikwete, President of Tanzania
Strive Masiyiwa, Group Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless Group, South Africa
Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
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 Moderated by
Robert Greenhill, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum.
The 21st Africa gathering brought together 700 top global and regional business leaders, heads of state/government and ministers, as well as leaders from media, academia and civil society. The meeting presented a unique opportunity for leaders to review the challenges facing the region and plans that could ensure a more secure future. The translation of growth into inclusive and sustained development on the continent is complex under the following three thematic pillars:
Shaping Africa's Role in the New Reality
Fostering Africa's New Champions of Growth
Building Partnerships for Inclusive Development
Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo; Armando Emilio Guebuza, President of Mozambique; Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa, Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania, and key business leaders of African and multinational companies active in Africa participated in the meeting.
Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011