Grow Africa

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Grow Africa was initiated at the World Economic Forum on Africa in May 2011.[1]


One month after its founding in May 2011, Grow Africa was endorsed by the NEPAD Summit and presented at the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Equatorial Guinea. The First Grow Africa Investment Forum took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November 2011. The focus was "how to become investment ready." Seven countries participated.

From January to May 2012, "the initiative will support partner countries in preparing their investment plans and establishing partnership platforms." This was followed by the Second Grow Africa Investment Forum in May 2012. Also in May 2012, Grow Africa was the focus of a panel in the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' 3rd Annual Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington, D.C.


Task Force Patrons:[2]

Task Force Members:

Contact Information

  • Boaz Blackie Keizire, CAADP Technical Advisor
  • African Union Commission
  • +251 910 968 076
  • Email:
  • Arne Cartridge, Special Advisor, Global Partnerships for Food Security World Economic Forum
  • +41 79 716 1620
  • Email:

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