On December 11, 2013, Asif Shaikh wan honored at the Society for International Development, Washington, DC Chapter (SID-W), with its highest award – Leadership in Development. SID is the world’s oldest and largest membership organization for development professionals. Asif was the first development implementer ever to receive this award in the 50 years history of SID-Washington. 700 people from the public, private and NGO sectors attended the event. Click below to see the event as it happened, including tribute speeches and the acceptance talk.
George Taylor, PaxTerra Senior Associate, completed a lauded study on Nepal in collaboration with Philanthropy Support Services. The study, undertaken for USAID Nepal, has received high praise for its insight, thoroughness and strategic perspectives. Click below for link to full study.
Malcolm Gilroy, PaxTerra Chief Investment Officer, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute, Canada. Founded by Jane Goodall, the renowned conservationist, the Institute seeks to draw on Malcolm’s vast experience in Africa, and his ability to link across sectors (financial to conservation). For a direct link to the Jane Goodall Institute, Canada, click below.
PaxTerra is pleased to announce that Kathleen Kautai, a highly-accomplished business leader with decades of experience doing business effectively in the Middle East, has joined the group of PaxTerra’s Senior Associates. Kathleen is a superb negotiator and facilitator of business and financial transactions. She is extremely strongly connected at the highest levels in the Gulf States. For a bull CV on Kathleen, click below.
Most parts of sub-Saharan Africa suffer an extreme shortage of high standards of healthcare delivery for the rural poor, as well as the urbanized middle class. The consequences are tragic in terms of lives lost and chronic degradation of human potential. Those who can afford it spend billions on overseas “medical tourism”. Those who cannot, remain underserved. The public sector has been unable to fill this gap. The potential for provision of private health care in Africa offers the best potential to create the medical infrastructure needed, according to major recent studies. PaxTerra is focused on helping finance that medical infrastructure through private funds, and creating opportunities for public-private partnerships to leverage the new infrastructure and extend its reach to the poorest. For a link to a major recent international study, click below.