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Synergies of the NBF and PAMRO across the African Continent August 24, 2010 Prepared by: Sharon Penhallrick. Why?. All is not what it seems…. TV Stations concerned Media fragmentation results in decreasing audiences for most digital.

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Synergies of the NBF and PAMRO across the African ContinentAugust 24, 2010Prepared by: Sharon Penhallrick


All is not what it seems…

TV Stations concerned

Media fragmentation results in decreasing audiences for most digital

Experiential media coming into its own

Understanding today’s youth raises new challenges

Technology developments open new doors to consumers

Economic uncertainty causes budget cuts

Research updates cause consternation

Growth in compact rewrites record books


What is NEPAD?

  • New Partnership for Africa’s Development
  • Initiated by 5 African countries : Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal &
  • South Africa
  • Focus issues :
    • poverty alleviation
    • Under development of African countries
    • Marginalization of Africa from the global economy
  • NEPAD is a program of the African Union whose aim is to:
    • Reform and transform
    • Provide vision, principles, guidelines and priorities
nepad and nbf structure

Assembly of the African



External Stakeholders

NEPAD Steering Committee

SA Government

NEPAD Secretariat

Continental / Regional Business Foundations

NBF (South Africa) Board

Independent, non-profit org

Private sector funded


NBF / NBG Counterparts

Project Management Office


Sectoral Groups



Audit & Accounting


Finance / Banking




Mining & Resources

Stock Exchanges

Asset Mngt, Insurance & Investment





NEPAD and NBF structure
nepad framework priorities

Conditions for

Sustainable Development

Programmatic Priorities

Agriculture, diversification of production

and market access


Political Governance and Democracy

Economic & Corporate Governance


Infrastructure Development

[Energy, Transport (air, rail, road,

ports), water & sanitation]


Peace and Security

{African Peace and Security Agenda-



{ Uhurunet and Umojanet}

Human Development, including

education and health

{NEPAD Health Strategy}

Science and Technology

{Consolidated Action Plan}

Capital Flows (domestic & international)

[debt cancellation, capital markets,

scale up development assistance]

board members patrons
Board members & patrons
  • Dr. ReuelKhoza – Chairman
  • Lynette Chen – Chief Executive Officer
  • Stanley Subramoney - PWC
  • Geoff Rothschild - JSE
  • Cas Coovadia – Banking Council of SA
  • FuthiMtoba - Deloittes
  • Russell Loubser - JSE
  • SimoLushaba – Sanibona
  • Nozipho January-Bardill – MTN
  • Mark Williams – TEBA Bank
  • Graca Machel
  • Sir Sam Jonah
nbf partners
NBF Partners
  • Eskom
  • MTN
  • Transnet
  • Anglo American
  • Old Mutual
  • GE
  • Rand Water (resources)
  • PWC (accounting services)
  • HP (resources, equipment, website)
  • JSE (support services)
  • Deloittes (consulting services)
  • KPMG (auditing services)
  • Gobodo (internal audit services)
nbf overview
NBF Overview
  • The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) has as its core mandate, the opportunity to develop a body of interested and affected businesses, which have a common purpose, to identify and pursue multiple opportunities in Africa.
  • The NBF’s vision envisages an African powerhouse that utilizes all its resources to generate innovative economic growth that engenders socio-political stability and sustainable livelihood for all its people on par with global standards.
  • The NBF’s mission is to create a platform fordialogue between the private and public sectors, ultimately creating a more sustainable business environment in Africa.
  • The NBF strategic objectives:
    • To facilitate and coordinate activities across sectors;
    • To be a catalyst for NEPAD related business opportunities by collaborating and integrating with relevant organisations across the globe
nbf programmes
NBF Programmes
  • Membership – interactive networking sessions, information, projects, Ithuba Forums
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration – Project Management Office to ensure project delivery
  • Partnerships – NEPAD Secretariat, government (DTI, DFA, Treasury, DPSA), African Development Bank, Development Bank of SA, G8 Ambassadors, Chambers of Commerce, Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF), SADC Banking Association, Enablis, Institute of Directors, NBG- Cote d’Ivoire
  • Programs –
    • NBF African Leadership Programme
    • NBF Business Guide
    • NBF Water Initiative
    • NEPAD Projects Conference (annual)
    • Trade and Investment Village
  • Trade missions
  • Research
nepad nbf success
NEPAD & NBF Success
  • NEPAD Success
  • African Economic Growth
  • The African Union (AU)
  • Consolidation of democracy
  • African Peer Review Mechanism
  • Priority Areas
  • Infrastructure Development
  • NEPAD Projects
  • NEPAD e-schools
  • NEPAD fibre-optic submarine Cable
  • Western Power corridor (Westcor)
  • Water Initiative
  • Legal Network – LexAfrica / ADR
  • African Leadership Programme (ALP)
  • Spatial Development Corridors (SDP)
1 nbf african leadership programme
1. NBF African Leadership Programme
  • Focus on the individual delegate / Incorporate individual coaching
  • Specifically designed academic modules to address Africa’s challenges
  • Create networks among the delegates and through the international study tour
  • ALP 2010 – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
    • Date : 14-28 October 2010 (full time study)
    • International study tour – Ethiopia (African Union, UNECA) & Botswana (SADC Secretariat)
  • Delegates –
    • Pan African participation - Government, private sector, NGOs
    • Senior executives and management – 27-40 years old
    • At least 50% women
  • 2011 - Phase 2 – expansion to east and west Africa
2 road sector investment programme zambia
2. Road Sector Investment Programme, Zambia
  • U$ 1.6 bn programme (40 000km network)
    • Capacity constraints
    • Quality of roads being built
    • Financing
  • What are we doing:
    • Mobilizing private sector
    • Organize regular consultations
    • Facilitating experience
    • Technical assistance
3 ppp unit zambia
3. PPP Unit, Zambia
  • Organized interactions with private sector to share experience
    • National Treasury, South Africa
    • Private sector: banking and finance, consulting engineers, contractors, concessionaires etc
  • Hosted an infrastructure sector meeting, February 2010
  • Facilitated technical workshop
  • Marketing and promoting PPP Projects
  • Technical assistance to take projects to market (under negotiations)
4 nepad growth optimization center
4. NEPAD Growth Optimization Center
  • Shortage of technical skills and challenges in the supply chain
  • FDI and local economic growth/development
5 africa adr
5. Africa ADR
  • An Authentic Arbitral Voice for Africa
    • Why? The Need for an African Arbitral Authority
  • Broad Support and Endorsement:
    • Business Unity South Africa (BUSA);
    • NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF);
    • The Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IOD);
    • The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA);
    • The Mauritian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI);
    • Centro de Arbitragem Conciliaçăo e Mediaçăo (CACM);
    • Centre d’Arbitrage Du Congo (CDA);
    • Leading attorney firms with African and overseas clientele
    • The Legal Fraternity
    • Leading accounting firms
6 inwent chance programme
6. InWent CHANCE Programme
  • Women Entrepreneurial Development Programme
  • Focus on building institutional capacity of Business Women’s Associations
  • Linking BWA’s from South Asia -> Southern Africa -> Europe
  • Programmes :
    • Management training courses – India, Germany, South Africa
    • Train-the-trainers workshops – South Africa
    • Database / portal
    • Newsletter
    • Exhibitions and networking event - 2011

NBF Media Sector

  • Chairperson: Sharon Penhallrick
  • We have had various challenging and controversial meetings
  • Different agenda and needs of participants
  • Three distinct sectors:
    • The press
    • Marketing, Advertising, Media and Research
    • Production and Research
  • Way forward: Steering committee meeting to be held to discuss key objectives
    • From SA
    • Within hubs
    • Identification of key people to implement strategy


  • Funding – set up an industry funded body (sponsored by some external body) to make the data more affordable to more parties
  •          Training – set up an industry (PAMRO) bursary to send students / junior planners to South Africa to go to the AAA of Boston course
  •         Media Forum to act as an arbitration body for media industry queries
  •        Media Forum to keep an eye on media inflation
  •          Media Forum to check the reliability and quality of research across countries
  •         Media Forum to act as a central contact point for media information about Africal
    • who to contact, what research is available...etc.

Next Steps

  • Steering Committee Meeting for NEPAD Business Forum Media Sector
  • Meeting with NEPAD Business Forum CEO and Chairperson with PAMRO committee to discuss possibilities, process, and requirements for proposal
  • Proposal to be put together by PAMRO committee for NEPAD Business Forum