Statesmen's Forum: President Kikwete of Tanzania

Part of the Chevron Forum on Development
  • Thursday, May 17, 2012
  • The CSIS Chevron Forum on Development hosts a Statesmen’s Forum:

    A Country Transformed: A New Agenda for Tanzania

    A Conversation with

    His Excellency Jakaya M. Kikwete

    President, the United Republic of Tanzania

    The Honorable Daniel W. Yohannes
    Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

    Response by

    The Honorable Mark Green
    Senior Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; Board Member, Millennium Challenge Corporation; and Former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania

    Moderated by

    Daniel Runde
    Codirector, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development and Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

    Opening Remarks by

    John J. Hamre

    President and CEO, CSIS

    Introduction by

    Jennifer Cooke
    Director, Africa Program, CSIS

    Thursday, May 17, 2012
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    B1 Conference Center
    CSIS 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
    Tanzania represents a success story for developing and emerging-market countries in a time of changing donor-recipient relations. Through a series of reforms to increase transparency, good governance, and country-led development, President Kikwete has helped Tanzania become a strong partner with the United States and the business community. Tanzania is the recipient of a $698 million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact, hosts a robust PEPFAR program, launched the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor (SAGCOT) initiative, and was among the first countries selected for the Partnership for Growth—all of which have helped Tanzania make gains in enhancing food security, reducing poverty, and creating economic opportunities.

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