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"World Economic Forum Announces Young Global Leaders 2011 (Africa)" - Jacqueline Musiitwa joins 190 young leaders from 65 countries honoured for their outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments and commitment to society.
"How Rwanda can use 'underdog brand biography' to rebrand itself " - New Times article by Jacqueline Musiitwa
"Executive Director Jacqueline Musiitwa notes under-exploitation of US honey market" - The Post Newspapers Zambia
"It's about re-branding Africa for Musiitwa" - an interview with New Vision, Uganda
Jacqueline Musiitwa at the World Economic Forum AFRICA DAVOS DEBATES
"Conversations on Somalia: Humanitarian Crisis and Piracy" VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE
Africa Business & Investment Forum PRESENTATION NOW AVAILABLE
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|Liberian Business Financing and Grant Opportunity Session
OPIC/USAID Matching Grant -- Africa Technical Assistance Program
OPIC/Enterprise Development Network Business Financing.
An initiative of the
Constance Financial Group, LLC & the Republic of Liberia.
At this event, we will be prepared to speak to individual business
owners about their plans; and either schedule appointments, or take
applications. In order to be prepared for the volume of business that
day, we ask that everyone attending RSVP with their company name,
primary contact information, and the number of attendees in their group.
August 28, 2010, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
800 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
|Diaspora Camp DC 2010 - "Financial innovations for African small & medium-scale enterprises"
DiasporaCamp DC '10 is a free event for anyone who is interested in
using their skills, talent, and resources to benefit Africa. African
entrepreneurs and people with an active interest in African affairs are
encouraged to attend. The focus will be on access to capital to fuel
these entrepreneurial ventures, business ideas and projects.
DiasporaCamp is a BarCamp with a focus on African Diaspora, primarily
African affairs and issues. A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering where
attendees meet for discussions, demos and networking. Unlike a typical
conference, at a BarCamp everyone is both a speaker and a participant.
The content is provided by all attendees based on their interests,
unified under the theme.
July 24, 2010 from 9am - 6pm
Kenney Auditorium, School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC
You may participate online at the conference website
if you are not close to the Washington DC area
Site also includes RSVP instructions and list of featured speakers.
"KIN Global 2010: Building Global Prosperity: Innovation and Action "
On May 17-19, 2010, a diverse group of world leaders will convene to continue the path toward global prosperity. KIN Global is not simply a conference, but part of a larger vision, of a responsibility of great institutions to provide an independent platform for people to collaborate and address humanity’s most meaningful challenges.
Jacqueline Musiitwa will be leading a discussion. May 17-19, 2010, Evanston, IL.
Read more at: The Kellogg Innovation Network at the Kellogg School of Management.
"Africa: The Growth Continent"
“A Key Business Destination for Emerging Market Players.”
Many African countries have generated amongst the highest rates of GDP growth, private foreign direct investment, and return on investment in the past 5 years within the emerging markets. Almost 40% of emerging market private equity investors surveyed by EMPEA currently invest in Africa (vs. 4% in 2006).
This CCAFRICA Forum profiles the business and investment environment in Africa for international operators, public and private organizations and financial institutions currently or considering business or trade opportunities in Africa or involved in policy matters related to Africa. The Forum provides a networking environment for the Canadian, international, and Africa business community to build partnerships, profiles specific investment opportunities at the Deal Forum, and will support Africa initiatives ahead of the G8/G20 Summit to be held in Toronto June 25-27, 2010.
Musiitwa will be speaking on the Southern Africa panel at the Africa
Business Investment Forum, April 26-28, 2010 Toronto, Canada.
Read more at: The Canadian Council on Africa
Update: ABI Forum Presentation now available
"Bpeace announces open call for applications for its 2010 Summer Fellowship Program"
Bpeace (Business Council for Peace) is an international non-profit
coalition of business professionals who believe the path to peace is
lined with jobs. Bpeace works with entrepreneurs in conflict-affected
countries to scale their businesses, create significant employment for
all, and expand the economic power of women. More jobs mean less
Students accepted as 2010 Bpeace Fellows will work virtually with
highly experienced business professionals in the fields of
international development, marketing, film production, economics,
architecture, journalism and financial services. You will work on
projects that help developing countries create more employment and lift
people out of poverty and violence.
Read more at: http://www.bpeace.org
"Africa Development: Whose Ownership? "
centuries of colonization and imposed miracle solutions that were to
save developing nations, the importance of ownership in development
cannot be overstated. However, the question of “whose ownership” is far
from straightforward. With millions of Africans spread across the globe
from China to Australia to the United States, Africa is no longer
limited to the physical boundaries of the continent. Many young
Africans whose parents have left in search of a better future are now
faced with the question of who will help develop Africa. What does
ownership in development mean? Is development a shared responsibility?
Or is it the responsibility of Africans? Does it include the Diaspora?
What can the Diaspora do?
How can we increase the role of Diaspora in African development? Who
are the other actors and what role should they play? What is the role
of African people and how can that be enhanced?
Co-sponsors: Africa House, Stern in Africa (School of Business),
International Public Service Association (Wagner), Black Student
Association (Wagner) and African Law Association (Law School) at NYU.
Executive Director Jacqueline Musiitwa will participate in a panel discussion with
- Ambassador Joy Mukanyange, a former Ambassador to Rwanda
- Andrew Garza, founder and Director of Titaguya Schools in Ghana.
- Ambassador Isaiah Z. Chabala, former Zambian Ambassador to Belgium.
Professor Barbara Borst, former UN correspondent for The Boston Globe
and Paris correspondent for IPS News Agency, will moderate.
March 29, 2010, 6-8 pm Rudin Forum, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
"Greasing the Wheel: Law, Corruption and the Economy"
As Africa celebrates it’s Golden Jubilee, it is particularly timely to
consider role of law and legal institutions in the continent’s economic
development. The goal of this panel is to discuss: (1) the
prioritization of the rule of law and the legal reforms necessary for
economic growth, (2) the impact of corruption on economic development,
and (3) the implementation and enforcement of legal norms. Your
knowledge and perspective will be critical to our dialogue as we
examine how best to move our continent forward.
Executive Director Jacqueline Musiitwa will be moderating.
African Economic Forum
March 26-27, 2010
New York, NY
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