Video On Demand

Statesmen's Forum: President Kikwete of Tanzania

May 17, 2012 • 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT

Part of the Chevron Forum on Development

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
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.
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development