Rosa Whitaker, President of the Whitaker Group, discusses the opportunities for apparel exports to the US for African manufacturers offered under AGOA, at Source Africa 2015. The third annual Source Africa textiles and apparel trade show event took place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 9-11, 2015.
Africa’s own media have a critical role to play in helping Africans — and the rest of the world — overcome stereotypes to grasp the continent’s inspiring deeper truths, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta argued at the 2015 CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards in Nairobi last weekend. We agree.
“The Whitaker Group is no ordinary business consultancy”, says Salt, a new UK-based magazine and website that explores compassionate business thinking in an inaugural issue profile of Rosa Whitaker.
“This evening I was honored to be among those joining President Barack Obama at the White House to celebrate the renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act in strengthened form for an unprecedented ten years.”
The AGOA of the future should be a central pillar of a multifaceted and integrated engagement between the United States and Africa where trade and investment are the principle drivers of development on the continent.
Rajiv Shah knew that if USAID was to a truly effective partner, it was going to have to change many of the ways in which it did business. He pushed through many imaginative and badly needed reforms on his watch.
Meddling with such a massive source of income for the decrepit Congolese economy is more than an economic gamble — it is an ethical lapse. “I think a lot of the NGOs really have to examine their own humanity,” – Rosa Whitaker