Mr Blair is visiting a number of AGI project countries in East Africa this week.
In Ethiopia, AGI’s Patron will meet with the Prime Minister and our team's counterparts to discuss the government’s development priorities and AGI’s support. Our team are continuing to work with the government to implement its economic development plan, which aims to promote economic growth and decrease poverty through attracting investment and industrialisation.
AGI’s Patron will also visit Nairobi, where he will meet with senior government officials about how AGI can best support them to achieve their development programme, Vision 2030, which aims to make Kenya one of world’s leading middle-income countries by 2030. After that, Mr Blair will visit a local clinic to see the inspiring work being doing by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, who provide hearing aids to deaf children and adults in Kenya as part of their commitment to provide a million free hearing aids by the end of the decade.
Mr Blair will then fly to Rwanda as the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa kicks off in Kigali for a series of events and meetings with senior leaders. On Wednesday President Kagame, Mr Blair and noted philanthropist Howard Buffett will discuss partnerships and doing business in Africa during an official WEF event. Mr Blair will also take part in a number of other AGI events, as will AGI’s Chief Executive Nick Thomspon, who will address guests at an Invest Africa lunch later this week. Hosting WEF is an opportunity to demonstrate Rwanda’s continued development progress and AGI’s ongoing impact in the country.