About the Brenthurst Foundation
The Brenthurst Foundation is on the frontier of new ideas and innovative actions for strengthening Africa's economic performance. Our activities are focused in three areas: encouraging key decision-makers and experts to share experiences and insights at private meetings and seminars; delivering relevant, practical policy advice to governments; and generating new thinking and thought-leadership to address Africa's development challenges.
At the invitation of African governments, we work in the full spectrum of countries: from those emerging from conflict to those diversifying their economic activities. The Foundation was established with the specific aim to tackle not only the key 'what to do' questions but, in particular, the more difficult challenge of 'how to do it'. Often in collaboration with both African and non-African organisations, the Foundation identifies and shares international best policy practice - then seeks to turn good advice into effective, implementable policy.
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News and events
Greg Mills, director of The Brenthurst Foundation, recently launched his new book, 'Why States Recover. The events were held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Guest speakers included former President of Nigeria and Brenthurst Foundation Chairman Olusegun Obasango, the former PM of Mozambique Luisa Dias Diago and Johnny Clegg, a South African musician and anthropologist.
The Brenthurst Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung co-hosted a High-Level Roundtable on the theme History didnt end in Africa: Ideas and Ideologies shaping Africas future at Villa la Collina, Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Italy, 20-23 July 2014.
"I need to salute Greg on his commitment to Africa, and his continual question trying to find ways in which we can turn the continent around for the better."
This month a team of distinguished African political leaders, civil officials and military experts visited Colombia on behalf of the Brenthurst Foundation to learn how this country has beaten back a criminal insurgency, begun to address its historical legacy of uneven development and unequal prosperity, and set its people on a path to peace.