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Creating Shared Value Forum 2016

Investing in sustainable development in Africa



On 21 June we held our Creating Shared Value Global Forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Entitled 'Investing in Sustainable Development in Africa', the forum brought together business, civil society and government leaders from Africa and beyond to discuss a range of key topics affecting the African continent.

As the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set targets to address major socio-economic challenges such as food security, the double burden of malnutrition and management of scarce natural resources, the active engagement of all stakeholders, including the private sector, becomes critical.

Watch the replay of the webcast in EnglishFrançaisas we engaged panelists and participants in discussions on how governments, civil society and the private sector can work together to accelerate sustainable development in Africa.


Full programme and list of speakers


    Keynote:  Kofi Annan (Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation)

    Paul Bulcke (CEO, Nestlé SA)
    Abdoul Mbaye (Senior advisor Helix International & Former Prime Minister, Senegal)
    Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera (Secretary General of the East African Community)
    Commissioner Acyl (Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union)

    Moderator:  Fred Swaniker (Co-Founder, African Leadership Network)

  • Speakers:
    Prof. Tola Atinmo (Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
    Prof. Sababenedyo Alfred Traoré (Ex-Chairman-Chancellor & Director of the Research Center on Biological Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Ouagadougou University, Burkina Faso)
    Prof. Mashako Mamba (Former Minister of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo, Member of Parliament; Professor in the Medical Department at the University of Kinshasa)

    Moderator:  Ruth Oniang’o (Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, TUFTS University, USA; Founder-CEO, Rural Outreach Program, Kenya)

  • Speakers:
    Dr. Robert L. Thompson (Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Policy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
    Prof. Mandivamba Rukuni (Professor, National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)
    Mrs Massandjé Toure-Litse (General Director, Coffee & Cocoa Council, Côte d’Ivoire)
    William Warshauer (President and CEO, TechnoServe)
    Moderator:  Rob Cameron (Executive Director, SustainAbility, UK)

  • Speakers:
    Dr. Chris Ogbechie (Head, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department, Lagos Business School- Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria)
    Ann Veneman (Former Executive Director, UNICEF)

    Moderator:  Fred Swaniker (Founder-CEO, African Leadership Network)

  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Chairman, Nestlé SA)



Creating Shared Value Prize 2016

The Nestlé CSV Prize 2016 winner is Argo-Hub from Cameroon

The winner of the Creating Shared Value Prize for 2016 is Agro-Hub from Cameroon. The organisation has successfully linked smallholder cassava farmers to markets.

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke presented the CHF 300,000 prize to Agro-Hub at the forum.

Read more about the 2016 Prize winner and runner-up.