Yearly Archives: 2011



Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security//

Categories: Events

On May 20, I attended the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington, D.C. The event reviewed progress on the government’s Feed the Future strategy and looked at how long-term support for agricultural development can advance global security, stability and economic prosperity. The… Read More


A New Model for Investment in Agriculture//

Categories: Events

Last month I participated in several meetings on African agricultural development during WEF Africa. One discussion focused on WEF’s collaboration with the Tanzanian government to advance agriculture, the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), with heads of state, agriculture ministers, USG officials and several major companies investing in Africa…. Read More


Social Impact: A Frontier 100 Commitment//

Categories: Publications , Training

Business growth can be a powerful engine for development. Particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, successful business expansion is improving living conditions and creating opportunities for low-income individuals. However, business growth does not automatically create positive, broad-based economic development. Executives must be proactive in finding ways to unlock long-term local development. Pioneers… Read More


CEOs gather in Cape Town to discuss business growth, investment and social impact in Africa//

Categories: Events , IGD Frontier 100 Forum

On May 4, 2011, business leaders gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for the fourth Frontier 100 Forum, focused on investment opportunities, regional expansion in Africa and the social value of business. Investment Opportunities Frontier 100 believes that knowledge sharing and relationship building among the network will lead to increased… Read More


Partnerships for Africa’s Development//

Categories: Member News

The 2011 Africa Progress Report, released at WEF Africa in Cape Town, focuses on the transformational power of partnerships; both governments and businesses can benefit by leveraging their combined energy, creativity and resources to speed up Africa’s development. Partnerships enable governments to achieve development goals more efficiently and allow businesses… Read More


Governments and business must unite for development//

Categories: Member News

A version of this post originally appeared in Africa’s Business Daily. Mark Tunmer is Group Chief Executive of Imara Holdings based in Botswana and a member of the Initiative for Global Development’s Frontier 100 network of African, South Asian, U.S. and European business executives working to increase investment and reduce… Read More

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