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


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