- May 5-6, 2017. IGD Frontier 100 Forum, Durban, South Africa
- May 3-5, 2017. World Economic Forum on Africa, Durban, South Africa
- March 20-24, 2017. Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach
- September 26, 2016. Trade, FDI, and Global Value Chains. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
- September 21-22, 2016. "Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion: Harnessing Innovation for Inclusive Finance,” Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
- February 1 - 10th Biannial U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- November 2 - African Economic Conference - Kinshasa, DRC
- October 19 - New Perspectives for Closing Africa's Infrastructure Gap - Washington, D.C.
- October 9 - World Bank Annual Meetings - Lima, Peru
- July 13 - Financing For Development - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- October 2014 Empowering Africa's Future Event
- 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Information
- June 17 - Engaging African Smallholder Farmers in Public-Private Partnerships
- October 21 - Partnership/AGRA/Syngenta/TechnoServe/New Market Labs Panel Discussion on Opportunities for Accelerating Public-Private Partnerships in Africa: Agriculture, Business Development & Infrastructure
- October 16 - Partnership/AGRA/Syngenta Half-Day Symposium on Developing Strong Public-Private Sector Partnership in African Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition
Mandivamba Rukuni is Founder and Director of the Mandi Rukuni Seminar Group which includes the Wisdom Afrika Leadership Academy (WALA). He is also Founder and Trustee of theBarefoot Education Trust for Afrika (BEAT). He was atUniversity of Zimbabwe for 20 years where he was Professor of Agricultural Economics and also served as Dean of Agriculture.
In 1993 he was appointed as chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into Land Tenure Systems of Zimbabwe. This was completed in 1994, but it is his work on this particular project which is held in such high regard by so many organizations and individuals around the world since that time. For 11 years he was with the W. K. Kellogg Foundationbased in Pretoria, South Africa and served as Director for Africa Programs between 2006 and 2009.
Mandi is an agricultural economist by training and, by experience, a development policy analyst and strategist, as well as a strategist in sectors of business and finance, government and civil society, philanthropy and education. He has considerable experience and skills in leadership, organizational and personal development. He is a coach, mentor and motivational speaker to some of the leading Southern African executives, traveling all over Southern Africa for this work. He is also an active believer and implementer of common ground peace initiatives.
He has recently published two books, Being Afrikan (2007) and Leading Afrika (2009) which look closely at the challenges and opportunities Africa faces in rediscovering its true identity once more as it moves forward into the future. Hehas published 12 books altogether and more than 100 articles.
He served as a consultant to various organizations including the World Bank, European Union, USAID, CIDA, Rockefeller Foundation, Winrock Foundation, and McKnight Foundations. He has served on several international boards: CIAT, IFPRI, FAO, Institute of Development Studies (Sussex), and several corporate and parastatal boards in Zimbabwe: Kingdom Bank; Triangle Ltd; Hunyani; Zimsun Hotels; Blue Ribbon Industries; Zimnat Life; Grain Marketing Board, the Agricultural and Rural Development Authority, and Chair of the Agricultural Research Council.
His most distinguished honors and awards include: Honorary Doctoral Degree (2008) bestowed by the School of the Prophets Institute of Jerusalem; Citation from State ofMichigan Congress 2008; Nominee, 1990 and 1992 Africa Prize for Leadership in the Sustainable End of Hunger.