Annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue Dinner

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NEPAD AFRICAN LEADERS IN DIALOGUE DINNER
INVITATION
You are cordially invited to the annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner on Monday13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre on Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria. This dinner will start at 18h00 finishing at 22h00 and is brought to you by the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) and the NEPAD Agency with the support of Barclays Africa/ABSA.

SPECIAL INVITED GUESTS
       
H.E Harison Victor, Commissioner for the Department Economic Affairs
African Union
H.E Anyang Agbor Sarah Mbi, Commissioner for the Department  Human Resources, Science and Technology
African Union
Hon. Minister
Ms Naledi Pandor
Department of Science and Technology
Republic of South Africa
Director General
Dr Phil Mjwara
Department of Science and Technology
Republic of South Africa
 
Please note that the attendance fee for  African Leaders in Dialogue dinner will be ZAR 20,000 excl VAT per table of 10 people or ZAR 2,500 excl VAT per seat.
 
 
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For more details on sponsorship or payment for the NEPAD ALD, please contact Sisipho Moleshe on email: sisipho.moleshe@thenbf.co.za or tel: +27 10 596 1910.
   
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 9th AU Private Sector Forum & ALD dinner

 

Invitation

You are cordially invited to the 9th AU Private Sector Forum from 13 - 15 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre on Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria.
 
 
As part of the Private Sector Forum, the NBF and the NEPAD Agency with the support of Barclays Africa/ABSA will also be hosting the annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialoguedinner on the evening of 13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre. The annual NEPAD ALD dinner is a high profile gala dinner which hosts African and G20 Ambassadors as well as senior-level Government Officials and Captains of Industry.
 
Both events have been themed "Accelerating Africa's Industrialization through Digitization and Techpreneurship", and envision a vibrant, private sector driven and entrepreneurship-led African economy that will  spearhead technology trends to develop African solutions in the implementation of Industry 4.0.
 
The Private Sector Forum will feature addresses and panel discussions with high level pan-African speakers  as well as  offer match-making opportunities for young techpreneurs with potential financiers and investors.
Please note that registration for these two events is separate. If you would like to attend both events, you will have to register for both events individually. Also note that attendance to the 9th AU Private Sector Forum is free of charge whilst attendance to the  African Leaders in Dialogue dinner will cost ZAR 20,000 per table/ ZAR 2,500 per seat.
 
AU 9th Private Sector Forum Event (attendance is free)
NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner (ZAR 20, 000 per table/ ZAR 2,500 per seat) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

 

NOTICE: Change of NBF Board of Directors

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As a valued stakeholder of the NEPAD Business Foundation, we would like to inform you of the changes in the constitution of our Board of Directors as announced at our 8th Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. 

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mr Stanley Subramoney who stepped down as NBF Chairman at the AGM having served in this position from 2010 to 2017. Stanley has been appointed as a Patron to the NBF in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the organisation since its inception.

Geoff Mr Geoff Rothschild [CA (SA), MA (SA)], a founder member of the NBF has beedelected the new NBF Chairman. Geoff Chaired the NBF Operations Committee and he is a former Chairman of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
Andile Mr Andile Sangqu [B.Acc Sc (Hons), BCom, MBL] has been elected the new NBF Vice Chairman. Andile was appointed as a director of the NBF in 2015. Andile is the Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa.
Gregg Mr Gregory Nott [SA.BA, BL] has been appointed as the new Chairman of the NBF Operations Committee (OPSCO). Gregory was appointed as NBF Director in 2015. Gregory is a Director at Norton Rose Fulbright SA and Head of Africa Practice.
 Trevor Mr Trevor Brown [C.A.(SA)] has been appointed as new Chairman of the NBF Audit and Risk Committee. Trevor was appointed as NBF Director in 2015. Trevor is the Chairman of Deloitte Africa.

Our full list of Directors and Patrons is as follows:

Mr. Geoff Rothschild: Chairman of the Board

Mr. Andile Sangqu: Vice Chairman  of the Board

Mr. Gregory Nott: Operations Committee Chainman

Mr. Trevor Brown: Audit and Risk Committee Chairman

Mrs. Lynette Jules (formerly Lynette Chen): Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr. Cas Coovadia: Managing Director, Banking Association of South Africa

Mr. Martyn Davies (Newly appointed - 2017): Managing Director Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte Africa

Prof. Mahomed Jahed: Director of Parliamentary Budget Office, Parliament of South Africa

Ms. Kirti Narsai (Newly Appointed - 2017): Senior Director, Government Affairs and Policy, Sub-Saharan Africa, Johnson & Johnson

Mr. Khaya Ngema: Group Executive - Strategy, Transnet SOC Ltd

Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu: Managing Director, Eclecticcap

Mrs. Yvonne Mhinga: Managing Director, Chaka Chaka Promotions and Princess of Africa Foundation

Mr. Sean Murphy: Group Representative East Africa/Account Leader Power Africa, Mott-MacDonald PDNA

Mr. Mark Williams: Founder, Surenet

 

Patrons of the NBF

Ms. Graça Machel: Founder, The Graça Machel Trust

Dr. Nkosana Moyo: Founder, Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS)

Dr. Reuel Khoza: Former NBF Chairman and CEO AKA Capital

Mr. Stanley Subramoney: Former NBF Chairman and CEO of Menston Holdings 

 

Thank you once again to all our stakeholders for your support over the past decade. Your continued participation has been the catalyst that has enabled us to conduct interventions that are helping unlock African potential. 

For more information about the NEPAD Business Foundation please visit our website on www.nepadbusinessfoundation.org  where are our latest integrated report is available.

 

By order of the Board

Tonderai Mazingaizo

Company Secretary 

 

 

 

NBF Annual General Meeting 2017

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The NEPAD Business Foundation will be hosting its eight Annual General Meeting and will also be celebrating 10 years of operations on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at the Nedbank, Ground Floor Block C, 135 Rivonia Campus,  Rivonia Road, Sandown, Sandton 2196 from 10h30 - 13h00.

All NBF stakeholders are invited to attend this year's meeting themed 'Business for sustainable development in Africa'. NBF members who are unable to attend may elect a proxy to attend in their place. At this AGM, the NBF will provide a report back on the overall performance of the organisation including its programme brands and initiatives. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Speaker's Bio:

AndileAndile Sangqu was appointed executive head for Anglo American in South Africa on 1 June 2015.

His role includes working with the South African-based businesses to help deliver the group's strategy in the region, provide leadership and co-ordination to the group's stakeholder relations initiatives in South Africa, and facilitate regional alignment with the group's central functions.

e serves as an executive director on the Anglo American SA board, Chairman of the Anglo American Zimele board and as a non-executive director on the Anglo American Platinum board. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours), a Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters of Business Leadership, Higher Diploma in Tax Law and he completed an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Insead Business School.

Andile was previously group executive of sustainability and risk at Impala Platinum and brings extensive commercial, mining and stakeholder relations experience from his former executive and board roles.

Prior to his role at Impala Platinum, Andile was executive director for Glencore Xstrata South Africa, served on the Chamber of Mines' National Development Plan Committee and held executive and non-executive roles at Kagiso Trust Investments. Andile currently serves as a director of Business Leadership SA and the vice president of the Chamber of Mines.

 

African Leaders in Dialogue dinner 2017

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The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) and NEPAD Agency will once again be hosting the NEPAD annual African Leaders in Dialogue dinner on Monday,  13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre on Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria.

The ALD dinner will be hosted as the highlight dinner for the The 9th AU Private Sector Forum will will run from 13 - 15 November 2017 at the same venue. The theme for both events will be "Accelerating Africa's Industrialization through Digitization and Techpreneurship." This year's ALD dinner envision a vibrant, private sector driven and entrepreneurship led African economy that will  spearhead technology trends to develop African solutions in the implementation of Industry 4.0.

Among confirmed Diplomatic dignitaries are Ambassador of the Republic of Angola; High Commissioner of the Republic of Botswana; Head of Office: Commercial Counsellor, High Commission of Canada; Ambassador of the State of Eritrea; Ambassador of Finland; Chargé d'Affaires, Federal Republic of Germany; First Secretary, Embassy of Japan; Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Liberia; High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi; High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia; Ambassador of the Republic of Niger; Ambassador of Portugal; Ambassador of Sri Lanka; Trade Director for Southern Africa, High Commission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland; Ambassador of the United States of America; and Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The NBF will be selling corporate tables for the NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner at the cost of ZAR 20,000 per table. For more details, please contact Terrence Mutuswa on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: +27 10 596 1892.

Sunninghill Declaration 2017

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The Sunninghill Declaration is the outcome document of the SADC Indusstrialisation Week 2017 and the report that will be shared with Heads of States at the SADC Heads of States Summit in South Africa.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE DECLARATION

Tuesday, 1 August 2017: Day 2: Financing Infrastructure Conference & Pharmaceuticals Conference

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Day 2 of the SADC Industrialization Week hosted two parallel conferences, the Financing Infrastructure Conference and the Regional Pharmaceuticals Conference.

The Financing Infrastructure Conference focused on the importance developing quality infrastructure as a requirement to ensure the implementation of SADC’S Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2030. The NBF profiled the North-South Rail Corridor as a quintessential example of the type of projects the region should prioritise.

PRESENTATIONS

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The Regional Pharmaceutical Conference launched the SADC’s Pharmaceutical Business Plan which will look at the gaps within the entire value chain process in order to form public-private partnerships that will develop solutions required in the industry.

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Monday, 31 July 2017 – DAY 1: ‘What will an industrializing SADC look like by 2030?’

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The SADC Secretariat, the Southern African Business Forum (SABF) and the NBF kick-started the second annual SADC Industrialization Week alongside the third SABF Conference at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The theme for this year’s SADC Industrialization Week was ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing regional value chains’, and the event aimed at bringing together government, business, civil society and academics in order to form strategic partnerships that will facilitate the implementation of the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2030.

Attending delegates participated during the SADC Industrialization envisioning exercise which looked at what an industrialized region would like in 2030 and what necessary steps and partnerships where required to achieve the vision.

PRESENTATIONS

What will an Industrializing SADC look like in 2030?

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Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP)

North-South Rail Corridor

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INFRASTRUCTURE: SADC rail project for seamless infrastructure green-lights pre-feasibility study

 

Transport infrastructure is one of the key enablers for economic growth in Southern Africa. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite believe that the ability to speed up and increase the flow of goods transported and traded between neighbouring countries will reduce the transaction costs of cross-border trade in Africa, thereby boosting income earned from intra-African trade.

With funding from the DBSA-managed ‘SADC Project Preparation Development Facility’, the NBF’s Africa Infrastructure Desk (Afri-ID) will be conducting a pre-feasibility study on the North-South Corridor rail network (NSC) to help unlock higher trade volumes in Southern Africa.

The NSC involves the DRC, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana with rail line links from the port of Durban to the Copper belt in DRC and Zambia.

The study will outline the key factors for project viability including the rehabilitation and upgrade of existing infrastructure and equipment; a joint operational model; market demand along the line and a new financial model. The study will also explore the prospects of creating a seamless rail logistics corridor that will promote the migration of traffic from road to rail.

Embedded in the study will be the business case for both government and the private sector to identify innovative funding models for the entire rail corridor including the development of maintenance strategies to allow efficient, safe and competitive operation of trains.

 

CEO's Desk

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With upsets and shifts around the world being driven by the rise in protectionism in developed nations, Africa’s position, as well as its overall agenda, will not change. Infrastructure development is still critical, our economies need to grow and the standards of living for most Africans need to rise to match global averages. The only change is an increasing urgency to execute strategies and frameworks of the African Union as defined by NEPAD and the AU’s Africa Agenda 2063. The buffer that used to cushion many African economies may soon fall away as most developed nations look more inward for sustainable economic growth as opposed to off shore investments.

The NBF’s mission has never been more relevant to Africa’s development than at this moment. The integration of African economies to foster higher levels of intra-African trade and the mobilisation of local resources and investments to support infrastructure development and industrialisation are just a few of the areas we need to prioritise. African governments must now cooperate with each other and form stronger ties if they are to survive this wave of uncertainty in the global markets. 2017 could be the turnaround year for the African continent as the unstable global situation may finally force us to act in our best interest.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

For the NBF, 2016 was an eventful year and the organisation made great progress with its programmes across the board.

The SADC Project Preparation Development Facility managed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) awarded a grant to the NBF’s Afri-ID desk to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the North-South Corridor (NSC) rail project, which has been identified as a critical trade route for SADC that requires urgent attention and support to unlock trade volumes.

In addition, the NBF provided technical support to the SADC Secretariat’s Infrastructure and Services unit to accelerate the implementation of priority infrastructure projects. This was done to engage private sector so that it could provide input on the SADC PIDA Acceleration programme, which

comprises a priority list of cross border infrastructure projects that have been identified and approved by SADC Ministers of Transport. In partnership with the SADC Secretariat and its member states, SADC PPP Network, DBSA, the NEPAD Agency and the NBF, are working on the next phase which will focus on the acceleration of these priority projects to bank-ability and financial close.

Through the signed Memorandum of Understanding between the SADC Secretariat and NBF, the Southern Africa Business forum (SABF) has become the SADC Secretariat’s coordinating partner for mobilising private sector support and implement regional initiatives aligned to SADC’s Industrialisation strategy. The SABF working groups met regularly in 2016 to flesh out the challenges being experienced in each sector in order to identify solutions that will remove barriers to trade. The solutions being developed by the SABF working groups could become catalysts to identify key cross border value chains that will spur industrialisation in the region.

The African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) grew its country membership from 16 to 19 members, by signing on the Institutes of Directors organisations of Algeria, Namibia and Senegal as new members. The Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) launched an additional three working groups on Water Stewardship (WS); Skills Development and Transformation (SDT); and Sanitation (SANI).

The NBF African Investment and Integration Desk (AVID) ran its first Private Public Partnership training programme through grant support from the UK Prosperity Fund, which focused on building capacity and skills of two South African Municipalities in order to identify and package infrastructure PPP projects. SA National Treasury and the University of Cambridge Business School are two of the NBF’s partners in this practical PPP training programme.

Finally, the NBF was contracted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to conduct a study on extra territorial large scale land based investments in Africa, so as to understand how companies from South Africa, China and India are investing in agriculture in Africa. The results of the study were presented at a workshop held in Beijing, China in November 2016 to gain perspectives on how these investments were demonstrating responsibility and acknowledging governance of tenure and inclusion of local farm dwellers in these investments.

CLOSING

As the CEO, I am proud of the work we have done and of the milestones we have reached. I take this opportunity to thank our Patrons and Board of Directors for their leadership, and our members and stakeholders for their continued support. I also want to thank the NBF team for their hard work and unwavering dedication. They have proven once again that it is not the size of the team but the size of one’s ambition that determines excellent results.

Over the years, the NBF, meaning both the staff and the stakeholders have consistently performed beyond expectations and work jointly to deliver results which have supported Africa’s development, thereby positively impacting the lives of many African citizens. My faith in the organisation and its potential remains strong and I am excited and energised by our successes and new programmes for 2017.

SADC Industrialisation Week (day 2) - Second Annual SABF Conference

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As a response to the business community interests to have more input in the Southern African regional trade and industrial policy formulation, the Southern African Business Forum (SABF) was established as a coordinating platform to encourage and facilitate public-private development activities within the SADC region against the backdrop of regional industrialisation. Launched in August 2015 on the margins of the SADC Heads of State Summit in Botswana, the SABF has since established a secretariat that resides at the NEPAD Business Foundation.

On Wednesday,24 August 2016, during the inaugural SADC Industrialisation Week, held in Swaziland, over 200 private sector representatives from across the region gathered for the Second Annual Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF) Conference. The SABF Conference was the highlight of the SADC Industrialisation Week and took place on the margins of SADC’s 36 thw Ordinary Summit of Heads of State (31 st August and 1 st September 2016) where King Mswati III is taking on the responsibility as Chairperson of SADC.

The four key points highlighted in the Declaration include:

1. Hard and soft infrastructure shortcomings must always be addressed together. Hard infrastructure is only as useful as the regulatory environment that surrounds it, and either permits or hampers its utilisation.

2. Policy certainty, including stability, predictability, consistency and transparency is a prerequisite to attract investment for regional industrialisation, regardless of sector or scale. Large companies and SMEs from all sectors demand policy certainty regarding the use of tariffs, fees and levies at borders; mining houses and agro-processors called for stable and predictable export regimes; and infrastructure developers and agro-enterprises raised the need for consistent and transparent land use rights.

3. Prioritisation and sequencing is the key to successful implementation. Prioritisation should take into account geographical links, opportunities for incremental implementation to allow for short-term gains and industry-specific requirements to support priority value chains.

4. Enabling trade through the removal of non-tariff barriers, coordinated border management and a solid and efficient regional transit system is a prerequisite for industrialisation in all sectors. 

For more information contact the SABF Programme Manager, Lesley Wentworth on her drirect line:+27 10 596 1900 or on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SADC Industrialisation Week (day 1) - Acceleration of NEPAD PIDA and SADC RIDMP Infrastructure Projects

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Infrastructure development is the linchpin to boosting the levels of intra-African trade in sub-Sahara Africa from the current 15% of total trade in the region. The achievement of this goal is in line with the focus of the NEPAD Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Capacity Building Project (PIDA-CAP) funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB). This is why the SADC Secretariat with the support of the NEPAD Agency is working closely with key partners to enhance the capacity of the SADC Secretariat in order to fast-track the implementation of the PIDA priority infrastructure projects in the SADC Region, which are also part of the SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan (RIDMP). 

As part of the SADC Industrialisation Week, the SADC Secretariat, NEPAD Agency and the NBF hosted a consultative event on regional infrastructure projects on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 in Swaziland. The event was themed ‘Private sector Consultation/Pre-Market – Sounding Workshop’, and was developed as a follow-up to the ‘SADC-PIDA Acceleration Programme: Ministers’ Meeting for Beira and North-South Development Corridors’ which was hosted earlier this year in Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. 

The focus of the session was to build on the lessons learnt from the Central Corridor acceleration experience and to scope and identify project opportunities for private sector participation. During the meeting, the SADC Secretariat and the NEPAD Agency provided background to the process executed by the Victoria Falls task force, and Ministerial meetings to arrive at a preliminary shortlist of 38 projects and went on to clarify the process followed by IOS consultants to filter the preliminary shortlist and arrive at the 10 proposed phase 1 projects that have high implementation readiness.

For more information on the next steps and future planned working group meeting kindly contact Peter Varndell, Programme Manager of the NBF’s Africa Infrastructure Desk (Afri-ID) on his direct line: +27 10 596 1909 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Vacancy: SWPN Programme Manager

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STRATEGIC WATER PARTNERS NETWORK (SWPN): PROGRAMME MANAGER

 

Deadline: 16 September 2016

Location:  Johannesburg, South Africa (only those with South African work permits need apply)

Duration: 1 year, renewable 

 

The SWPN

The Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) is a dynamic and cutting-edge partnership between the public sector (primarily the Department of Water and Sanitation – DWS), the private sector and civil society working collectively to close a 17% gap between water supply and demand that is anticipated to manifest by the year 2030 in South Africa. The partnership was established in 2011 and strives to contribute to efficient, equitable and sustainable water supply and access to water for all South Africans through the identification and application of innovative and cost effective solutions and programmes. These projects and programmes are developed and administered under 6 work streams or working groups namely Agriculture and Supply Chain Water (ASC), Effluent and Waste Water Management (EWWM), Water Use Efficiency and Leakage Reduction (WELR), Skills Development and Transformation (SDT), Sanitation (SANI) and Water Stewardship (WS) which are in line with the key strategic national imperatives. The NEPAD Business Foundation hosts the SWPN secretariat.

 

Function and Purpose

The SWPN Programme Manager should exhibit knowledge of and experience on water and sanitation development projects and initiatives in South Africa. The Programme Manager will coordinate all activities and initiatives of the SWPN and its associated working groups, assist in identifying and preparing projects, drive and manage relationships with various stakeholders at senior levels, provide project support and oversight and deliver on performance objectives and build linkages with stakeholders.

The Programme Manager would report administratively to the CEO of the NBF and would report functionally to the Management Committee of the SWPN and in turn, to the Steering Committee of the SWPN.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

 Maintain or improve support for the programme by managing relationships with project partners and financiers, ensuring that reporting and communication is effective and goes beyond contractual requirements 

 Timely and resource efficient project and programme development ensuring that working groups implement projects to close the water gap in South Africa 

 Prepare, ensure implementation and review global partnership work plans for thematic working groups in line with financier requirements.

 Manage and provide guidance to the SWPN Programme Assistant, Project Managers and Secretariat staff 

 Project management including scoping, procurement, management of project finances, consultants and other resources 

 Budgeting, budgetary control and financial reporting according to contractual agreements and other rules and regulations applicable to project and donor funds 

 Technical and financial reporting on projects and the full programme

 Seizing opportunities for securing financing from existing and new funding partners and effective follow-up that includes proposal development of financing requests as may be required

 Create and seize opportunities to communicate and showcase the work of the SWPN through an approved communication plan

 Represent the SWPN at events as may be assigned by the Management Committee, Steering Committee or thematic working groups 

 Within the NBF and SWPN structures, ensure that due governance, procurement and project management processes are followed, programme and project decision-making principles or criteria are clear and consultation is effective

 

Essential skills and capabilities

 At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with Masters preferred:  A specialisation in water or public-private partnerships will be an added advantage

 At least seven years working experience relevant to the post. Specific experience and networks in any of the SWPN fields will be an added advantage

 A water management professional with expert knowledge of at least one of the focus areas of the SWPN; or a water management professional with cross-disciplinary experience 

 Excellent communication skills – both written and oral presentation

 Stakeholder engagement and process management expertise including the ability to manage multi-stakeholder groups 

 Project management expertise 

 Proven record on programme delivery and relationship management 

 Proven ability to develop, document, maintain and write project proposals and reports and manage project timeframes/budgets

 Ability to show initiative, self-manage and meet deadlines

 Ability to work within a team context

 Experience in dealing with governments, private sector, civil society and development agencies

 

Behavioural Qualities and Other Requirements

 Operate with integrity and ethics

 Performance, delivery and deadline orientated

 Team orientation – working in an integrated and diverse team environment

 Resilience – ability to produce results under pressure and working with uncertainty

 Flexible and adaptable – changing opinions / behaviour in the light of changing situations

 Methodical and systematic, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy

 Action-oriented, confident and show initiative

 Motivated and ability to work without clear guidelines

The NBF

The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) is a non-profit company promoting sustainable economic development in Africa through the private sector. The NBF is a “Chamber of Business for Development”, connecting the public and private sectors and development agencies, and implementing innovative and sustainable projects in partnership with each other. In supporting African economic development and growth, NBF’s key focus areas mirror the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency’s (NEPAD Agency) development themes of agriculture and food security; climate change and natural resources management; economic and corporate governance; human development and capacity building; and regional integration and infrastructure.

Application:

Qualified applicants are to send a CV and a brief cover letter (no longer than one-page) to support their application along with salary expectations and availability to commence duties to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 16 September 2016. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Enquiries by telephone will not be accommodated.

 

Second Annual SABF Conference - Swaziland

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 The Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF) in collaboration with the SADC Secretariat will be hosting the Second Annual SABF Conference on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 in Swaziland. 

Kindly click the links below to access more information about the SABF and to register for the Conference: 

 

  

 

 

 

To register for the second SABF Conference, please select from one of the three parallel sessions below. All delegates will attend the main plenary and then separate into breakaway sessions. 

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CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT

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Includes subgroups on:

  • Pharmaceuticals; 
  • Agro-processing; and 
  • Mining 

 

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Includes subgroups on:

  • Trade Facilitation & Non-Tariff Barriers; 
  • Standards & Quality Infrastructure; and 
  • Transport Infrastructure. 

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Includes subgroups on:

  • Transport; 
  • Energy; and  
  • Water 

 

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Ms Graça Machel to speak at the NBF's seventh AGM

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The NEPAD Business Foundation will be hosting its seventh Annual General Meeting on Monday, 15 August 2016 at the Nedbank Executive Dining Room, Ground Floor Block C, 135 Rivonia Road in Sandton from 10h30 - 13h00.

The NBF's seventh AGM will host keynote speaker Ms. Graça Machel, founder of the Graça Machel Foundation andPatron of the NBF.

The theme for this year's AGM will be 'Transformative leadership by African governments, businesses and citizens' and will focus on Africa's long-term investment into educating and skilling the next generation in order to equip them with the tools necessary to achieve the 50-year targets set by the African Union's Agenda 2063.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AGM PROGRAMME

 

 

Geoff Rothschild at WEF Africa, Kigali, Rwanda

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Business Day TV Interview with NBF Director, Geoff Rothschild at WEF Africa 2016 in Kigali Rwanda. 

To access the full interview kindly click here.

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