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2 5-May-15 LTL Strategies

3 Mission Statement n To promote business links between the developing world and industrialized countries by providing high quality services with measurable results in the areas of trade and investment, business development, democracy and governance, and information technology.

4 Consulting Services n LTL Strategies provides consulting services to private corporations, international institutions, and governments worldwide. Fields of expertise include: –Economic Growth and Competitiveness –Conflict Management –Democracy and Governance –Monitoring and Evaluation –Education –Public Health

5 Competitive Advantage n Global network of over 500 experts specializing in international and business development. n Strong track record with international companies and individuals seeking to establish or expand their businesses to include the North American market. n Direct and demonstrated access to the highest levels of business and political decision makers in the US, Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. n Aggressive partnership strategy that allows LTL Strategies to benefit from the expertise of highly successful for-profit companies and non-profit organizations.

6 Management Capabilities n Direct experience in over 300 business consulting projects spanning 53 countries. n Extensive experience in business development, strategic planning, trade and investment, monitoring and evaluation, and information technology development. n Highly skilled multi-national and multi-lingual team with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

7 Network of Experts n Experts with extensive experience ranging from running large financial institutions with over US $24 billion in assets to independent field-based technical consulting in international development or IT projects. n Over 500 experts based in more than 30 countries with extensive experience in the design, implementation, and management of projects ranging from organizational capacity building to capital risk analysis of investment opportunities in emerging markets and industrialized countries.

8 Managing Partners n LTL Strategies’ two founding partners combine over 45 years of experience in business development, strategic planning, communications, information technology, international affairs, trade and investment, and public and private sector development. n Working in 8 different languages, they have direct experience in over 200 development, media and other consulting projects in more than 40 countries on 4 different continents. n Authors of numerous books, articles, and research studies, they hold several advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in America, Europe, and Africa.

9 Management Team René Lake, President - Communications and business development specialist. Over 27 years of experience in communications, strategy and project development, private sector management, information technology. n Hillary Thomas-Lake, Managing Director - International affairs and policy specialist. 19 years in private sector and public affairs, including fundraising consulting and conflict management. Fluent in 8 languages. n Harry Lightfoot, Vice President, Business Development – USAID project management expert. 40 years of experience in development. Former USAID Mission Director and former Director of the Africa Sustainable Office at AID.

10 Management Team (continued) n David Joslyn, Senior Advisor – International Development Expert. 40 years of experience with USAID and other international development entities. n Stone Sizani, Senior Partner – Economist and business management specialist. 15 years of experience in legislative affairs, government and business management. Former director at IDT (Independent Development Trust), provincial Minister of Education and Robben Island prisoner. Port Elizabeth-based.

11 Project Advisors n Ambassador George Moose, Senior Policy Advisor for projects – Policy Expert. 30 years of experience as a Senior US Foreign Service Officer. Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. n Soukeyna N’Diaye Ba, Senior Policy Advisor – Development and Microfinance Expert. 25 years of experience in policy development and project management. Former Minister of Decentralized Cooperation and Regional Planning. Dakar-based. n Amadou Kébé, Senior Public Private Partnership Advisor – Public Finance Expert. 26 years of experience in government portfolio management. Former Deputy Director at the Senegalese Treasury Department. Dakar-based.

12 Clients and Partners n USAID n International Monetary Fund (IMF) n The World Bank n SAIC n The White House n International Resources Group (IRG) n Management Systems International (MSI) n Louis Berger International n CHF International n Chemonics n Africare n ORC Macro n The Barbados Pavilion n National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) n International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) n African Union and NEPAD n Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) n JurisAids n The Development Gateway Foundation

13 n Communications and Media: LTL Strategies provided a comprehensive set of services, including content development, newsletter development,and public relations with US Congress and other US government agencies to a White House-based international program. Monitoring and Evaluation: LTL Strategies has conducted several evaluations of USAID programs, including: entrepreneurial development (South Africa), HIV-AIDS Legal Clinic (Senegal), and food security (Africa-wide). n Trade and Investment: In the year 2002, through an unprecedented international private sector capital mobilization effort, LTL Strategies mobilized 116 US and Canadian investors and business leaders to participate in a campaign for the financing of the NEPAD. Project Examples

14 n Global Advocacy Mapping Project for Microbicides for a Gates Foundation Project of International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) – 2005 n Municipal Financing: For CHF, LTL Strategies developed a municipal financing strategy for West African cities. Workshop, Bamako, Feb. 2004. Countries involved: Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mali. LTL produced a publication, and is currently working on follow up mechanisms. n Third Party Evaluation for an African Health Reporting Project for a Gates Foundation funded project of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) – 2007 n Strategic Planning Facilitation for Africa’s Health in 2010 with the entire Africa Bureau Heath Division of USAID – July/August 2007 Project Examples (continued)

15 n Managing African Conflict (MAC; 2003-2008; US $200 million). In partnership with MSI. LTL Strategies: technical, analytical, and practical expertise in conflict management, including mediation and negotiation, post-conflict reconstruction, preventive mechanisms, and training. n Increasing Sustainable Local Government Service Delivery (ISLGS; 2005-2008; US $30 million). In partnership with Louis Berger International. LTL Strategies: African municipal development, public- private partnerships, and global communications. n Democracy and Governance Analytical, Support, and Implementation Services (2004-2009; US $5 million). In partnership with MSI. LTL Strategies: democratization (from electoral systems to policy and decentralization). Democratization and governance assessments, strategic democratic environmental analyses, political environment surveys, and training for key individual actors, grassroots organizations and other civil society groups, and institutions participating in the democratic process. US Government IQCs

16 n International Legislative Strengthening (2004-2009; US $100 million). In partnership with MSI. LTL Strategies: micro and macro-level policy reform, technical assistance and advisory services to governments, national and sub-national deliberative bodies, and NGOs. n Building Recovery and Reform through Democratic Governance (BRDG; 2005-2010; US $750 million). In partnership with MSI. LTL Strategies: policy analysis and reform, conflict management, post- conflict reconstruction, community building, peace connectors, and civilian and military social reintegration. n Aid to Basic Education/Linkages in Education and Health (ABE- LINK; 2005-2010; US $72 million). In partnership with Creative Associates International. LTL Strategies: cross-sector integration between education and health, health communications, issues identification and promotion. US Government IQCs (continued)

17 n Support for Accelerated Growth and Increased Competitiveness (SAGIC, 2005-2010, US $95 million). As part of the International Resources Group (IRG) Consortium, LTL Strategies provides business development, policy reform, and management training services for a five-year program designed to promote increased trade and export competitiveness, public-private partnerships that attract private investment for efficient delivery of public goods or services, public policy reforms to improve Senegal’s business environment, and support for democratic and economic reforms. n Evaluation of the Initiative to End Hunger in Africa (IEHA) - USAID, Washington, DC, US $265,000). As the prime contractor, LTL Strategies provided a comprehensive mid-term evaluation to this large inter-agency US Government initiative. IEHA is a US$200 million program covering 11 countries in Africa. n Municipal Wireless Nework (USAID/Senegal, $111,559). As part of the International Resources Group (IRG) Consortium, LTL Strategies provides expertise in conducting a feasibility study, on setting up a Municipal WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) in a selected city outside of Dakar, in procuring the service provider, in preparing the PPP management unit, finalizing the regulatory issues, and in implementing the PPP, and working towards replication in another city. US Government Contracts

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