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Presentation to AfDB Conference on Natural Resource Management Maputo - 27 February 2013 Private Sector Development Beyond the Extractive Industry “Incentives with the North South Corridor” Derek Browne and Helder Buvana Presentation to AfDB Conference on Natural Resource Management Maputo - 27 February 2013 Private Sector Development Beyond the Extractive Industry “Incentives with the North South Corridor” Derek Browne and Helder Buvana
Outline of Presentation New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD), the African Union (AU) and NEPAD Agency NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF’s) vision and journey to date NBF’s and NEPAD Agency’s key areas of focus NBF’s unique approach to private sector development in Africa Current initiatives Questions
External Stakeholders African Union & NEPAD structure Assembly of the African Union Regional Economic Communities NBG/Continental chambers of commerce Development agencies/ DFIs / Donor agencies Development agencies/ DFIs / Donor agencies NEPAD Business Foundation: Board and Staff NEPAD Business Foundation: Board and Staff NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency NEPAD Steering Committee NEPAD HSGOC Independent, non-profit organisation supporting NEPAD goals by mobilising private sector. Private sector funded Independent, non-profit organisation supporting NEPAD goals by mobilising private sector. Private sector funded NEPAD Business Foundation members: Private sector companies that inform the strategy and function of the NBF. NEPAD Business Foundation members: Private sector companies that inform the strategy and function of the NBF. African governments (SADC)
Vision and mission Vision The NEPAD Business Foundation envisages Africa as a global economic powerhouse that utilizes its resources to generate economic growth that will achieve sustainable livelihoods for its people. Mission To promote sustainable social and economic development in Africa through the private sector.
Introduction - Journey to Date Working group created in 2002 and company formed in 2004 Five founding and two platinum members A further 37 corporate and 7 SMME members Staff grown from four in 2008 to 19 in 2013 Moved from 16 sectors to 5 key focus areas aligned to NEPAD Agency One regional office operational in Mozambique since 2010 Creation of industry platforms with working groups and projects (SWPN, SAADPP) Key publications issued annually – NEPAD Guide and NBF Integrated Report
NBF focus areas & key projects
Structure – Key Focus Areas
NBF’s Approach – How ADPP’s Work
ADPP (African Development Partnership Platforms NEPAD Agency/Public Sector/Private Sector/Development One Million African Leaders Connect (1MALC) North South Corridor Infrastructure Initiative STEERING COMMITTEES Agriculture and Food Security Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Moz Mining ADPP Moz Mining ADPP Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) SA Agriculture Development Platform (SAADPP) Regional Integration and Infrastructure Human Development and Capacity Building Economic and Corporate Governance African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) Secretariat and Coordinator NEPAD Business Foundation NBF’s Approach – Linking ADPP’s to focus areas
Credentials Southern African Agriculture Development Partnership Platform (SAADPP) A need was identified by the NBF to engrain the private sector in dealing with the agricultural development and food insecurity challenges in Sothern Africa. This need evolved from the belief that the private sectors holds skills, experience and financial muscle that are vital for agriculture development and food security goals of the region. It is essential for private sector to engage with government to remove policy and non-policy constraints through focused initiatives Problem Statement and RequirementsNBF Approach Set up and operationalise the SAADPP as a vehicle to mobilise and support trade associations, farmer organisations, agri-businesses, agro-processors and other private sector organisations operating in Southern Africa Build and enable the platform to address key agricultural (and related sectors) development and investment bottlenecks in the region Build working groups, involving public and private sector companies, that focus on specific problem areas and drive initiatives to address these Engage the public sector in policy dialogues aimed at advocating for and addressing specific private sector investment barriers in agricultural development within the region Serve as secretariat to coordinate and drive initiatives identified as part of the platform Roll out initiative into individual countries (Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia)
11 Credentials Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) In 2011, the NBF was approached by the South African Ministry of Water Affairs at the World Economic Forum to assist in setting up a partnership with key water sector players in the private sector. The need for this partnership arose from the ministry’s realisation and acknowledgment of the challenges facing South Africa with regard to water demand and supply Problem Statement and RequirementsNBF Approach A partnership network was set up and driven by a leading group of companies including Anglo American, Coca-Cola, Eskom, Nestle, SAB and Sasol The NBF, as a secretariat, brought these key players in the private sector together with representatives at the Ministry of Water Affairs. The partnership builds on outcomes of an exploratory workshop held by the Water Resources Group in conjunction with the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate in Cape Town. In its secretariat role, the NBF manages the partnership to ensure that the public-private relationship and dialogues resolve strategic challenges to up-scaling commercial water projects. The secretariat was initially funded by SAB, but this responsibility is ow being taken over by the members of the network
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