Posted by: isaac aggrey | July 4, 2008

Success Story

 

Women Business Center has been identified by UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM as a center working towards the attainment of Millennium Development Goals Categoty 3 to end poverty by 2015.

Isaac Aggrey, the founder and senior project manager won the young South Africa Entrepreneur and came finalist in Africa.

The programme was hosted by the World Economic Forum in partnership with MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN, AFRICA INVESTOR, SCHWAB FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ERNST & YOUNG WORLD ENTREPRENEURS,  EMVELO AND TIZAH CONSULTING.

The Competition for Young Entrepreneurs’ recognises outstanding commercial initiatives and projects that support attain the millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Africa. Entries act as a means of inspiration for entrepreneurs in and outside the continent and as opportunities SUKUMA AFRICA’S NETWORK OF INVESTORS to support and fund the most impactful business plans.

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Millennium Development represent a historic promise that 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they signed onto the Millennium Declaration and agreed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are an eight-point road map with measurable targets and clear deadlines for improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. World leaders agreed to achieve the MDGs by 2015.

This year’s event focused on leadership and education for Africa’s future.

African countries should focus on raising the quality of leadership and education to capitalize fully on the growing opportunities available thanks to strong economic growth and the significant decrease in conflict in recent years, business and government leaders said at the closing session of the 18th World Economic Forum on Africa. “There is much better clarity in the political leadership on the continent about where we need to go,” Thabo Mbeki, the President of South Africa, observed. “There is greater clarity on how to respond to economic challenges. And there is an appreciation of the need to deal with conflict.”

Many top leaders including Sadako Ogata, Klaus Schwab, Hilde Schwab, Wendy Luhabe, Borge Brende, E. Neville Isdell, Sultan Ahmed Bin, Jay Naidoo, Linah Mohohlo, Beulah Mosupye, Trevor Manuel, Thabo Mbeki, John Agyekum Kufuor, Bingu Wa Mutharika, Pierre Nkurunziza, Raila Amolo Odinga, Jacob Zuma, Athur Mutambara, Sheila Sisulu, Aliko Dangote, Phriwa Jacob, Sam Jonah among others attended the forum on Africa.

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  1. nice to see people fighting to eradicate poverty,
    I am voluntarily working with the United Nations on its Millennium Development Goals.
    Join my community and check the latest discussion on Poverty Line……..
    http://www.orkut.co.in/Community.aspx?cmm=47234928


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