During the Frontier 100 Forum, participants joined a town hall session on the bottlenecks that businesses in Africa face and business solutions to these challenges. The “Africa: Breaking Business Bottlenecks” series explores four key topics that were discussed during the event. The first blog in the series focuses on tackling the skills gap…. Read More
IGD Frontier 100 Forum
Frontier 100 Forum convenes the world’s leading business leaders operating in Africa. From May 31- June 2, 2015, these leaders discussed how to strategize on cross-cutting challenges to propel economic growth and alleviate poverty in Africa. For a recap of the Forum read the press release featured on Reuters.
Intra-regional trade between Africa only 12%of all trade. How can business help ease the movement of trade and people on the continent? Participants discussed this and more at the 2015 Frontier 100 Forum in Cape Town. Read the recap of the logistics and transportation session in an article featured in… Read More
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Media advisory INITIATIVE FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT’S FRONTIER 100 FORUM TO STRATEGIZE ON ADVANCING A BUSINESS-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT AGENDA IN AFRICA Just days prior to the World Economic Forum on Africa, the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) will convene its Frontier 100 Forum on May 31 to June 2, in… Read More
A lack of infrastructure and organized logistics systems can often be a major impediment to business throughout Africa. To counteract this challenge, IGD is working with businesses, such as one of our newest Frontier 100 Leaders, Zinafrik Development, to learn about innovative approaches companies can take to overcome these challenges… Read More
Often business strategies and positive social impact are seen as tradeoffs. Many argue that businesses are harmful: they can use limited resources, create unsafe working conditions, and destroy the environment all of which take rather than give back to the social good. Despite this narrative, more companies want to play… Read More