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Tony Blair

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Tony Blair served as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007. During his time in office, the UK economy enjoyed record growth. His government made major improvements in Britain’s public services, particularly healthcare and education, Continue Reading

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Dr. Ousmane Badiane

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Dr. Ousmane Badiane, recipient of the Africa Food Prize in 2015 and a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, is the Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He oversees the institute’s programs Continue Reading

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Dr. Agnes M. Kalibata

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As President of AGRA, Dr. Kalibata leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. Prior to Continue Reading

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Strive Masiyiwa

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Strive Masiyiwa is the Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group, a pan-African telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investments in 29 countries. He serves on several international boards including Unilever, National Geographic Society and the Global Advisory boards of Continue Reading

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Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto

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Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He furthered his education at the University of Cambridge, England, where he obtained a Master of Science Continue Reading

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Gilbert F. Houngbo

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Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017. Born and raised in rural Togo, Houngbo has spent more than 30 years working to improve the lives of some of Continue Reading

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Michael Hailu

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Michael Hailu has been Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) since May 2010. He has more than 30 years of experience in agricultural research, communications and development in Africa and Asia. Prior to joining CTA, Continue Reading

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Svein Tore Holsether

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Svein Tore Holsether (b. 1972) is President and Chief Executive Officer of Yara, a global crop nutrition leader with more than 17,000 employees worldwide. Mr. Holsether is passionate about promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in the global business arena. To Continue Reading

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Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki

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Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki of the Republic of Niger is the Chief Executive Officer of The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). He was appointed to the position in January 2009. A former Prime Minister of Niger, from 1997 to 2000, Dr. Mayaki has Continue Reading

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