ACGN Meeting, Windhoek, Namibia, 7-9 March 2018

The Institute of Corporate Governance (ICG) Namibia hosted the 12th African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) Meeting in Windhoek, Namibia from 7 – 9 March 2018.

A Corporate Governance Conference themed ‘Governance as a Driver for Sustainable Economic Development’ was held alongside the bi-annual ACGN meeting on 8 March 2018 – This Conference provided the opportunity to discuss and present leading practices, ongoing initiatives and shortcomings in the field of economic and corporate governance and ethical leadership that are required for Africa to succeed in its growth objectives.

The keynote address was delivered by the Namibian Minister of Public Enterprises, Honourable Leon Jooste, whilst the 2-day event featured an impressive roster of globally revered governance experts, including Judge Professor Mervyn King (AGGN Ambassador); Patrick Chisanga (Governance Consultant and Member of the IFC Private Sector Advisory Forum); Mr Said Kambi (ACGN Chair and CEO: IOD Tanzania); Dr Daniel Malan (Executive Director – Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa); Dr Nassim Oulmane (Chief of the Green Economy and Natural Resources Section at ECA); and Dr Lucy Newman (CEO of FITC Nigeria). Local speakers included prominent corporate personalities such as Mr Sven Thieme (NCCI and Olthaver & List Group); Ms Kauna Ndilula (MD of BFS Nampro Fund); Mr Mihe Gaomab II  (Executive Director AfDB); and Mr Steve Galloway (ICG Namibia director).

A workshop on Corporate Governance and State-Owned Entities (SOE’s) was also held on 9 March 2018 with Mr Richard Frederick, SOE Governance Expert and Member of the Global SOE Forum, together with experiences shared and learnt by Members of the ACGN.

Objectives

  • Exchange and share knowledge, information, best practices tools and resources.
  • Demonstrating good practice within member organisations and network
  • Building sustainable capacity to enable membership organisations to achieve their goals
  • Common platform for advocacy, initiatives and communications
  • Expand the network
  • Create a favourable investment climate (outcome)
  • Conduct Research