Supporting the Creation of Large African Firms
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Supporting the Creation of Large African Firms

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET (15:30 – 18:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Moderated by Africa Investor's Hubert Danso, this Davos-style panel discussion featuring government ministers and captains of African industry will focus on how best to build strong African companies drawing on homegrown investments.

Related Link: Drawing on Homegrown Investments to Create Large Firms in Africa

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VP, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFC
Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, Africa investor
Secrétaire Permanent de l'OHADA.
President & CEO, PTA Bank
Director General, Norad
Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Republic of Uganda
Read what others are asking
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
Is the atmosphere conducive for it? The competition, the negativity seems to be over powering the positivism, hence, this question.
Ebonda stephane
Congo, Dem. Rep.
with the prevailing conditions of corruption, lack of good governance, tribalism and you can name the rest.... the preoccupying worry is as to whether the young African has need to hope that employment van be created, can he as well become self employed as emphasized by many government when state taxing policies are not business friendly
How do we or can we identify partners who can invest with us. We have a tea plantation and dairy farm that needs rehabilitation, still looking for funds to march our own to get the job done. The project includes supporting the local community who are in fact the employees of this farm for many years, and a fund for their retirement has been built into the budget to make sure they have something to fall back on when they can no longer be employees.
john matanda
Africa is a very rich continent in the all world, God gave us all the resources needed to develop our continent but our leaders because of thire selfish ideas which are creating a bad enviroment for Private companies to operate freely the youths are not being given that much place to bring the ideas into place education system is not friendly, we are taught to go to school and find a good job and not how to create companies innovative ideas are there but the ground is bad
matanda chani
what is the world bank doing to support innovative business ideas that the youth have to create these large african firms you are talking about.because we understand africa the why do you guys know where we youths can find support for our business proposals.
Dennis O. Carter
What can World Bank do to support the private sector in Africa? Africa does not need aid, Africa needs strong private sector to compete the rest of the world.
Sammy Whenu
This is not a question its a comment: Few things we need to take care are as follow: let everybody know that money don't grow on trees; educate people properly, especially the younger generations; let people harvest or see the fruit of their labours/investment; Africans should be truthful and honest to self and others; finally, know that Rome was not built in a day, we need to exercise some patient!