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Madagascar, Antananarivo Launch Report



Madagascar, Antananarivo Launch Report

 

to:             GLOBAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE council of chairpersons

THE MEMBERS OF THE GLOBAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

                 

from:        GLOBAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE HEAD OFFICE TEAM

                  GBR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

 

Date:        12Th AUGUST 2017

 

RE: THE GLOBAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO LAUNCH – 12 AUGUST 2017


Greetings Your Excellency in the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

On Wednesday the 12th of May 2017, GBR Madagascar was launched in Antananarivo at the Hotel IBIS Antananarivo – Salle FILAO. This auspicious Event was attended by the GBR Convener & his delegation which had amongst them the Head of Department of IT & Communications, Mr Thabang Nkosi and the Head of Department of GBR Future Leaders, Mr Thato Mashao who form part of the GBR Secretariat team at the GBR Head Office in South Africa.

 

The Convenor and the secretariat were warmly received by the GBR Madagascar launch facilitation team, Mr Francis Adja and his local team led by Ms Tanya Ratsirahonanana at the Seranam-piaramanidin' Ivato International Airport. On the same afternoon of their arrival, the team met with the Ambassador of South Africa, Ms Maud Dlomo at the Ibis Hotel who warmly welcomed the Team and she gave the team a brief overview of the Island.

 

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF MADAGASCAR

 

The Island is situated off the southeast coast of Africa and is the fourth largest island in the world in space after some of the bigger Islands like Australia. Having developed in isolation, the island nation is famed for its unique wildlife. Traditionally, the Malagasy economy has been based on the cultivation of paddy rice, coffee, vanilla and cloves. But despite a wealth of natural resources and a tourism industry driven by its unique environment, the country remains one of the world's poorest and heavily dependent on foreign aid.

Since gaining independence from France in 1960, Madagascar has experienced repeated political instability, including coups, violent unrest and disputed elections.

 

The most recent coup in 2009 led to five years of political deadlock, international condemnation and economic sanctions. Despite the return of democratic elections in 2013, the political situation remains fragile. The Island has a lot of young business people and entrepreneurs who run very successful businesses.

 

The Ambassador assured the Team that she will assist GBR in Madagascar and support all its activities and will share her networks with the local Interim Leadership Team in Madagascar to ensure success of the organisation in Madagascar. The Ambassador will work closely with the Future Leaders in Madagascar and will assist with the launch of the first 5 Universities in the country. She has worked a lot with Universities on different projects.  

 

GBR EXPANSION PLAN AND COUNTRY LAUNCHES

 

GBR Country Launch Program is put in place to ensure absolute delivery of GBR’s Road Map to 2020 in line with targets set for Vision 2020 to be in 200 countries.

 

The expansion campaign is poised to ensure:

-          The Organic and Inorganic growth of GBR in each nation of the world and to establish GBR Leadership Structures nationally to include:

Ø  Leadership structures which will comprise of 50% business people and 50% professionals representing diversified sectors of society to ascertain capacity.  

Ø  To ensure GBR Chapters in Provinces, States, Regions, Cities, Towns, Urban and Rural Areas and in communities around the world.

Ø  Ensure GBR Departments are represented globally, nationally and in local chapters to ensure functionality and operationalisation of GBR through specified projects and related events.

Ø  To drive GBR objectives and mandate and to introduce GBR overall activities and program in all countries of the World.

Ø  To establish national & strategic media partners are mobilized in each nation for GBR’s new programme “A New Thing” which is on TV, Radio & Print media.

Ø  Building & strengthening relationships with Government’s Trade & Investment Agencies for their participation on the GBR Global Platform.





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THE DIARY OF EVENTS TOOK PLACE AS FOLLOWS: 

 

On the 12th of August 2017, the Convenor presented GBR and GFFJ launch presentation to an audience of up to 60 - 100 Delegates representing diversified industries from the Government Agencies and Ministries, Entrepreneurs and Business Entities from the various regions in the Island.

 

The Convenor conducted a presentation on GBR, its History, Vision, Mission and its core objectives, its Leadership Structures, Departments and its presence in more than 52 countries of the World.

 

GBR has embarked on the following projects:

 

GBR PLATFORM

GBR Platform will be a system that will integrate and align GBR Database of Members, GBR Departments, Trade and Investment Portals for easy access of people and opportunities. The GBR platform is an online system that exist to bring together all members of GBR across the globe for various activities such as mentorship & coaching, trade & investment, spiritual development & many other activities that ensure holistic benefit to our members.



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Date: 2017/09/01 | Category: launches | Posted by: GBR Admin

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