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May

ILO Governing Body Meetings and 106th International Labour Conference

The ILO held its 329th, 330th and 331st Sessions of the Governing Body meetings in March, June and October 2017 respectively. In addition, the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference was held from 5th – 16th June 2017. BUSINESSAfrica was well represented by the President Mr. A. M. Yuma, the 2nd Vice President Mr. Le Roux, Secretary General Mrs.

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11
Jul

The Economic Forum Sideline Event during the France-Africa Heads of State Political Summit

Hosted by Business Africa, MEDEF and the Mali Employers Association, the meeting discussed strengthening of the French African Business Communities collaboration in the areas of: – Energy, in particular renewable energies; – Agriculture and agri-food; – Vocational training; – Youth and entrepreneurship; – Digital and innovation; – New projects financing; – Support for economic diversification. The Secretary General of BUSINESS

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11
Jul

1st Regional Africa Meeting of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD)

Caption: Mr. Ousseine Diallo,(centre), Business Africa Employers Confederation Treasurer during the Policy Forum on Development meeting in Dakar. The EU Policy Forum on Development (PFD), organized the first Africa Regional PFD meeting in Dakar, Senegal, on October 3-4, 2016.The Forum provided an opportunity to take stock of achievements and limitations since the last Africa Multi-stakeholder Meeting held in Nairobi, of

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11
Jul

East Central and Southern Africa Employers’ Organizations’ Conference-Namibia

The 2016 Edition of the Regional employers’ summit was held in Windhoek Namibia.The theme of the Conference “Training for Development and Job creation especially for Youth Employment” was co-organised by the IOE, Business Africa and the Namibian Employer’s Federation. Delegates discussed employment creation, the informal economy, poverty alleviation and sustainable development more generally. The conference also focused on strengthening employers’

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11
Jul

1st African Employers’ Summit

Caption: President Kenyatta is welcomed to the 2016 African Employers’ Summit in Naivasha by Federation of Kenya Employers former chairman Linus Gitahi. Looking on is Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore (right). The First African Employers’ Summit was held in the Kenyan Resort town of Naivasha from the 5th to 7th of May. The Summit brought together the continent’s employer organizations,

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21
Sep

President Kenyatta: Let’s grow African Businesses

Caption: President Uhuru Kenyatta watches as FKE Executive Director Jacqueline Mugo presents to him FKE’s Business Agenda at the First African Employers Summit. President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended the private sector for their initiatives that have been geared towards job creation and youth employment. Speaking at the just concluded First African Employers Summit in Naivasha, the President urged the private

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21
Sep

African Employers urged to seize SDG moment

African employers have been asked seize the opportunity presented by the Sustainable Development Goals to play an integral role in the advancement of the continent. Speaking at a regional workshop for Employer’s Organizations, Business Africa Secretary General Jacqueline Mugo challenged Employers’ Organizations to continue strengthening their capacities to achieve this aspiration. “Many stakeholders want to engage with employers. Employers’ Organizations

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16
Nov

Secretary General among 50 most influential African women

The Secretary General of Business Africa has been featured among 50 most influential African women in the world. This was reported by the Pan African weekly JeuneAfrique edition of 12 January 2015. Mrs Mugo was quoted by the journal calling for intensified fight against corruption and fiscal measures that facilitate SMES to come out of their informal state and to

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23
Oct

AFRICA’S EMPLOYER’S BODY – BUSINESS AFRICA, TO SET BASE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Nairobi has been selected to be the headquarters of the continent’s employers body Business Africa formerly the Pan-African Employers’ Confederation (PEC). This was during the General Council meeting of Business Africa held in Geneva Switzerland which was attended by employer delegates from all African countries. The meeting also elected the Executive Director of the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) Jacqueline

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20
Oct

Mthunzi Mdwaba elected Vice President for Africa on the IOE Board

Business Africa Executive Council member Mthunzi Mdwaba was elected IOE Vice President for Africa for the International Organization of Employers (IOE) in June 2014. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Mthunzi thanked all his colleagues at the IOE Management Board for showing faith and confidence in his leadership. Mr. Mthunzi was also appointed as the Spokesman for the PFA (Programme, Finance

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