The World Affairs Council of Houston presents The Business Case for Development in Africa - How Companies, Governments, and Donors Can Leverage Their Impact.Featuring:
Rob Mosbacher (pictured)
The Initiative for Global DevelopmentAcross Africa today, strategic investments in high-need, high-potential areas have shown that a business-driven approach to development can generate growth, provide jobs, and reduce poverty. Rob Mosbacher will present case studies in African development and the programs that have made a visible difference in the lives of the people.Robert A. Mosbacher Jr. Is the Chairman of The Initiative for Global Development, a non-profit organization that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world. Previously, Mr. Mosbacher served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an independent U.S. government agency that helps small, medium and large American businesses expand into developing nations and emerging markets around the globe. He is also the Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company.The Shell Lecture
Global development and the private sectorThis annual lecture will highlight the critical and cooperative role of NGOs, government and the private sector in economic development. Prominent leaders and policy makers will share their experiences, discussing local challenges and best practices. They will give examples of private sector leadership in the developing world, what works, what does not work and to increase cooperation between communities, local government, and corporations.