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Corporate Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements 2014/2015 A Year of Manifistation


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Table of Contents

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Convenor’s Report GBR in Perspective

Introduction

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Organizational Report

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Constitutional Structure GBR Departments Country Reports Vision 2020 God Economic Empowerment Scheme GBR Financial Report GFFJ Financial Report

Financial Review

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Contact Info

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Global Contact List Directors Contact List Head Office Infomation


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The Convenors Report GBR CONVENORS REPORT We are pleased to present this report which covers the activities and highlights of the events that have taken place during the 2014 financial year. This report will give you the highlights of the year, the opportunities and the challenges that the organisation faced during the period under review. The year 2014 was an exciting, as well as a very productive and successful year for GBR in many respects. There are a few areas which we want to highlight, as highlights for the year.

GBR SESSIONS We have experienced growth in the numbers of people attending our roundtables both organically and inorganically. Organically we have seen our roundtables grow in numbers and inorganically we have seen launches of many roundtables. In South Africa our roundtables grew from 98 to 120 and and we anticipate that this will exceed 200 roundtables by June 2014. Internationally GBR has grown from 19 countries in March 2014 to 33 countries in March 2015. We are expecting this trend to continue and we are optimistic that GBR could be in 50 countries just after March 2015. We believe that the growth has been very exponential and has been driven by the fact that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has been fully in control in ensuring that GBR networks expand in South Africa and in many other countries, as well as that He provided the resources to ensure that we have got the means in terms of the human capital required and in terms of resources to expand domestically and internationally.

TRADE AND INVESTMENT MISSIONS

We have seen many of our members participate in business opportunities that have been presented and seen their businesses grow beyond their domestic territories and that they start doing business with their neighbouring countries and with companies from many countries where GBR operates.

LAUNCHES AND GBR LAUNCHES INTERNATIONALLY In conjuction with the Trade and Investments Missions the GBR has participated in many International launches in 2014. We are pleased that the representatives of the roundtables in 85% of Sub Saharan Africa and those nations will be participating in our 2015 Global Business Roundtable Camp and Retreat, AGM, Trade Missions, Conference and Gala Dinner for the Global Fund For Christ. In Africa we have expanded and launched in countries like the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Togo, Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso to name a few. We are anticipating expanding our Africa footprint in 2015 to include countries like Burundi, Angola, Gabon Cameroon and many others, to ensure that we cover substantially all the regions on the African continent.

We have seen GBR during its launches also embark on trade and investment missions in many countries, in Africa and beyond.

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GLOBAL FUND FOR JESUS (GFFJ) We are excited at the prospects of 2015 in terms of growth of GBR and GFFC. We are looking forward to GBR being launched in 50 additional countries in 2015, as well as having further Trade and Investment Missions in many countries where GBR will be launched. We further looking forward to the continued entrenchment of GFFC as a separate entity from GBR in every nation where GBR operates. At the 2014 prayer camp we launched the Cash Mobilisation campaign of the GFFJ. We collected over R800 000.00 in the first year and members are continuing to give consistently to the mandate of GFFJ. We expect to have continued growth in the levels of giving of the members of GFFJ. At the prayer camp in 2015 we anticipate the launch of the second phase of the Resource mobilisation with the commencement of the Share mobilisation phase becoming active. In 2014 we have also embarked to ealign the Global Fund for Jesus with the vison that was given in Jerusalem. The organisation which at times referred to as the Global Fund for Christ has changed to the official name Global Fund for Jesus. This is in line with the vision wherein it was said “ Arise and set up the GLOBAL FUND FOR JESUS”. We are also cognisant of the power that is in the name of Jesus at which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess.

THOUGHT LEADERS DINNER In 2014 we had an exciting Thought Leaders’ Summit, which was our 4th summit since the inception of GBR. The Summit which attracts high level business people, spiritual leaders, professionals, government leaders normally focuses on debating issues of strategic importance to the kingdom of God. In this summit we also celebrated the 5th Anniversary of GBR South Africa as well as the 3rd God Economic Empowerment Scheme.

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THANKSGIVING SESSION Thanksgiving session is the highlight of our event calendar for the year, because it is where GBR members gather to thank God for a successful year, successful roundtable sessions, growth of the GBR in every nation and every roundtable and thank God for His provision for GBR roundtables. We also thank God for the opportunities that He presented for GBR and GFFC, and also to members of GBR in their businesses in their professions in their ministries and in their families. Members also exchanged gifts, bearing gifts for a person they knew and someone they did not. After the fellowship over a lunch the year was duly closed.

THE FOURTH ANNUAL GLOBAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE AND THE FOURTH ANNUAL GLOBAL FUND FOR CHRIST GALA DINNER. The GBR annual conference and the Global Fund for Christ Gala Dinner are high level events and are intended to bring GBR Members from all the countries and from all the roundtables under one roof in a high level strategic conference, and together with that we invite high level business people, politicians, members of civil society, religious leaders, professionals and academics to debate and discuss issues of strategic importance to society and the Kingdom of God. In 2014 the conference was highly successful, the conference was followed by the Global Fund for Christ Gala Dinner. We were honoured to host the Former President of Mozambique Mr Joaquim Chissano as the guest of honour at the Gala Dinner for the Global Fund for Christ.


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The dinner was attended by many other powerful dignitaries in South Africa and other neighbouring countries some of the guests included elderly business leaders such as President Gervais Djondo one of the Founders of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated and Dr Sam Motsuenyane a stalwarts and leading figure in South Africa business.

public will participate fully and connect with the opportunities available from different countries. Furthermore the conference will look into issues of Academic and Judiciary Leadership with a focus on Africa.

GBR INVESTMENT AND GFFC INVESTMENT COMPANIES In 2012 we established GBR investment companies with the purpose of pursuing business and investment opportunities for GBR and its members. The process started in South Africa. In 2015 GBR and GFFJ will be establishing and entrenching these Investment Companies in all the countries where GBR and GFFJ operate. The company Global fund for Jesus Investments Corporation was registered in 2012 and is 100% owned by GFFJ and will aggressively pursue business opportunities in 2015 and beyond.

CONCLUSION We also enjoyed great entertainment from Johannesburg Festival Orchestra conducted by the famous conductor, Richard Cock and also enjoyed the great music by the Global Business Roundtable Worship Team, Mpho Mutula Band and other worship groups of note. We are looking forward to an exciting conference in 2015, where the levels of business will be elevated to new levels. The conference will now be preceded by trade missions with Europe and North America as well as presentations on the Africa opportunity and opportunities in Africa.

We therefore present this report to you as a summary of what is contained in the detailed report as presented by the board of directors, by the chair persons of different round tables, by the various Heads of Department and many other stakeholders like GFFJ who are a critical component of the Global Business Roundtable.

Mr Sipho Mseleku Convenor

High level speakers will present on this topic and it is our belief that members of GBR and members of the

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GBR in Perspective

OUR ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

Our Objectives The Global Business Roundtable focuses on the holistic development of a person in line with God’s plan for His Kingdom.

The Business Roundtable therefore focuses on the following areas of growth by putting God first in all we do and never forgetting to love Him with our entire being: 1. Intellectual and skills development 2. Business development and opportunities 3. Emotional development 4. Networking and interpersonal development 5. Mentorship (Transfer of skills and knowledge) 6. Financial development (Wealth Creation and Estate Planning) 7. Relationship development (with God and with fellow man and the principle of loving your neighbour as much as you love yourself)

Our Mission & Vision The GBR-Global Business Roundtable as a networking organization with a global member pool focuses on the complete development of a person in life with Gods plan for his Kingdom. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you” Mathew 6v33

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Jesus said to him “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind”. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. Mathew 22v37 – 40

Our Membership Any individual or entity described in any of the categories mentioned below can register as a member.

Current GBR Membership comprises of: • Corporates (Listed & Unlisted) • Small & Medium Enterprises • Professionals • Individuals Associate Members which include the following: • Churches & Religious Organisations • Non-Governmental Organisations • Chambers of Commerce & Industry • Academic Institutions • International Organisations • Multilateral Institutions GBR has members in the following countries: • South Africa • Tanzania • Democratic Republic of Congo • Uganda • Namabia • Ghana • Swaziland • Benin • Lesotho • Mozambique • Botswana • Zambia • Zimbabwe • Unites States of America


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The Global Business Roundtable provides various opportunities to such enterprises such as access to information for business development, access to finance and access to business and procurement opportunities. It also provides a business directory where all companies within the Roundtable can market their products and services to each other. It further provides a platform to identify mentors and business agents, potential partners, investors, clients, customers and business associates. It also facilitates training to all entrepreneurs needing to develop their skills through the Global Business School of Entrepreneurship.

• Malawi • Kenya • Nigeria • Spain • Belgium • France • Canada • Mali • Ivory Coast • Mali • Senegal • Republic of Congo • Togo • Burkina Faso • Ethiopia

Become a Member

Categories expanded a) Corporate

Corporate members are established companies listed and unlisted that become part of the global network of the Roundtable. They add value to the Roundtable in that they offer business and procurement opportunities to the small and medium sized businesses and also create job opportunities for various professionals and other members of the Roundtable. Company directors (retired and current) together with senior management volunteer their skills, time and resources as mentors to members of the Roundtable doing business in their sectors. Corporates benefit by gaining access to a database of entrepreneurs through GBR Business Directory as well as potential professionals for their companies; but also through the Global Fund for Christ to identify Social Investment Projects and Enterprise Development Projects for their companies.

b) SMME

This category includes all small and medium size businesses that employ between 1 and 200 people and have a maximum turnover of R100 million per annum.

c) Professionals and Individuals

Professionals are described as individuals with specialized training in a particular field and include among others doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, architects etc. The Global Business Roundtable not only has various professionals in its networks with various skills but is also a platform for intellectual growth, career development and networking as it brings companies and other professionals to network at the highest level.

d) Associate Members

Associate members include among others churches, NGO’s, Co-operatives, educational and academic institutions, other organizations that are neither business related nor individuals. Fulfilling the Global Business Roundtable mandate to focus on the complete development of individuals, these institutions are encouraged to join and participate in all the activities of the Roundtable.

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Constitutional Structure

FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY The general assembly is the representative gathering of all the chapters of the Global Business Roundtable, constituted of members in good standing for the purposes of open and accountable practice of giving reports and feedback to the members on the performance of the organization and its structures. The annual general meeting convenes on an annual bases prior to the global business roundtable business conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reports received at the AGM include: • Report of the Council of Chairpersons • Report from the board of directors • Sector heads report including, Woman of

Character, Men of Integrity, Future Leaders and Superkids • Reports on Investment Companies • Presentation of Audited Financial Reports • Presentation of Policy adopted by the board. • Presentation of Global Calendar • Presentation of Annual Report

The AGM is fundamental to the maintenance of organizational integrity by being clear in the mandate and in the culture of openness and transparency to all members. It allows all members to question the leadership and the leadership to articulate policy and organisational principles.

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The AGM is preceded by meetings of the Council of chairs whose mandate is to draft policy and the meeting of the board of directors who review and adopt policy.

FUNCTIONS AND GOVERNANCE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Organisation is administered by a Board of Directors composed of the Convener/President, General Secretary, Treasurer and other members appointed from different countries and regions to ensure pro rata representation. The CEO is the ex-officio member of the Board and is appointed by the board. The Board of Directors meets at least twice annually and also by special discretion of the Convenor. At such a meeting, any numbers of Members of the Board who are present constitute a quorum, and decisions are made by a simple majority vote. The Convenor and the Board of Directors may from time to time co-opt a person to the board who in their opinion will add value to the functioning of the board in terms of skills or geographical representation.

Responsibilities and Power of the Board of Directors: • The Board has the responsibility to carry out the directives and policies of the General Assembly/International Council. • To recommend the appointment of external auditors and fix their remuneration.


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• It organises conferences, seminars, workshops,

tours and other business, professional, spiritual and promotional activities for the members of GBR. • It carries out other lawful functions as may be assigned to it by the Board of Directors.

FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF LOCAL GBR CHAIRPERSONS The Duties of the Chairperson shall include the following amongst others: • Ensuring that the Global Business Roundtable is held at least twice a month in his/her local Area.

• To direct and control the activities of the Secretariat. • To appoint or remove the Staff of the organisation

and determine the terms and conditions of their service. • To establish special committees.

DUTIES OF THE CONVENOR/CHAIRMAN

• The Convener presides over all meetings of the

organization, and is responsible for the conduct of business at such meetings. • Puts any motion from members to the vote and declares the results. • At the Annual General Assembly meeting, submits a report on the working of the organization for the preceding accounting period, together with a statement of accounts drawn up and signed by the Board of Directors and certified by the Auditors.

FUNCTIONS OF THE SECRETARIAT

• The Secretariat is the administrative organ of the organization.

• It carries out the policies of the organisation, as directed by the Board of Directors.

• It initiates and submits to the Board

recommendations on and programmes which it believes are in the best interest of the organization. • It liaises with Governments, other organisation and the media, both nationally and internationally and as such represent GBR at all functions as may be necessary in accordance with policies determined by the Board of Directors. • It collect, analyses and disseminates data and information useful to the members of GBR. • It carries out appropriate research on economic or other matters of interest to the GBR Global Members. • It maintains regular contact with members, keeping them informed of the organization’s activities.

• Ensuring that as soon as he/she is appointed

he/she facilitates the establishment of the local Executive Committee as well as Heads of Departments responsible for other Portfolios. • Shall be responsible together with his/her committee of putting up the Programme for GBR Sessions including the Invitation of Guest Speakers and Panellists. • Shall ensure that the Local GBR Calendar of Events is inclusive of all Areas affecting GBR Members including Business Issues, Professional development issues, and Spiritual, Financial, Family and Political awareness issues. • Shall ensure that he/she in the executive committee attend more than 60% GBR Sessions and that at all times lead by example. • Shall make sure he/she keeps abreast with the latest developments at GBR and GFFC. • Shall strive together with his/her executive to attend all GBR National and International Events such as the Annual Prayer Camps and Retreat, GBR Annual Conference and GFFC Gala Dinner. • Ensure that the local Roundtable keeps proper book of accounts and prepares Audited Financial Statements and local Annual Report for members at the end of each financial year end. • Shall together with the Executive Committee full subscribe to the mission and vision of GBR and GFFC and their mandates? • Shall give regular feedback to the Regional, Provincial, National and Global Office. • Shall ensure he/she develops leaders in line with their Gifts, Talents and Calling and release them when ready to set up new Roundtables

QUALIFICATIONS OF A CHAIRPERSON The qualifications for any person to be eligible for the role of chairperson of every roundtable are based on the criteria set out below.

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The Global Board of Directors are elected and appointed by the Convener from among the National Membership at the Constitutive General Assembly of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on a biennial basis. It is composed of a Convener, General Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, and other members representing different countries and regions.

Organizational Structure The Global Board of Directors is charged with directing the policy and management of the organization on an on-going basis. Its administrative arm, the GBR Secretariat, carries out the policies of the organization as directed by the Board. South Africa is the host of the GBR Secretariat, which is headed by the Convener.

It is compulsory that these criteria be met for any individual to be appointed as a chairperson.

1. Member of GBR 2. A Christian 3. Understand the Kingdom of God 4. Ambassador for GFFC 5. Financial, time and physical capacity to carry out the duties of the chairperson 6. Must be a successful professional or business person 7. Must be in possession of a valid international passport 8. Must be mobile with own transport 9. Have access to email and mobile phone 10. Attend the following key meetings: a. Annual Prayer camp and retreat b. Annual GBR conference and GFFC Gala Dinner c. Scheduled meetings for council of chairpersons d. Annual thought Leaders Dinner e. Annual thanksgiving meeting ( in your area) 11. Travel Internationally on GBR business at least once a year 12. Continuous self-development by reading the following minimum number of books per year a. 2 x Leadership books b. 2 x Financial education or business books c. 2 x Spiritual and social enhancement books d. Continuous development in your area of gifting and interest 13. Be a person of good character and well presented in your community

GBR is structured as a non-profit Association, which is administered by aBoard of Directors and governed by a Constitution.

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The Secretariat is responsible for providing all member services, organizing launches (Domestic and International), Trade Missions, GBR Camps, Thought Leaders Dinners, International Conferences, Leadership Summit, Intercessory Conference, Networking and Match making for members, Mentoring and Coaching, Global Economic Data and Trade Information Centers, manage all global policy, trade and research program, projects and events as well as providing necessary administrative, logistical and coordinating support to GBR members.

Operational Objectives

The operational objectives will focus on the following requirements: • To develop and manage the Secretariat as a professional business.

• To secure funds and raise revenue that will sustain the operations and build capacity.

• To develop central competencies in areas of relevance to member’s needs.

• To deliver core value-added services to members.

• To provide income-generating services for GBR. To establish GBR Investment Companies for future profitability and sustainability of GBR.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMEBERSHIP The Global Business Roundtable has to levels of membership these being general membership and member in goodstanding. The following are the general qualifications for the two categories of membership.


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General Membership This level of membership shall be open to any person who wishes to further the aims and objectives of the Global Business roundtable GBR and Global fund For Christ.

In terms of the vision and mission of the organizations as contained in the constitutions of both the Global Business Roundtable and the Global fund for Christ the following criteria will be met: • Be registered on the Global business roundtable database and issued with a membership number • Attend roundtable sessions at the local roundtable. The rights and obligations for this level of membership will be as stipulated on the membership policy document, unless otherwise stated.

Members in Good Standing This level of membership shall be open to any person who wishes to further the aims and objectives of the Global Business roundtable GBR and Global Fund For Christ in terms of the vision and mission of the organizations as contained in the constitutions of both the Global Business Roundtable and the Global fund for Christ.

The following criteria will be met: • Be registered on the Global Business

Roundtable database and issued with a membership number • Be a citizen in the Kingdom of God i.e. Fully subscribe to and live by the principle of the Holy Bible.

• Attendance of a minimum 50% of all sessions in their local roundtable

• Serving in 2 committees or departments of their local roundtable. Serving in other departments that may be at global level or during major events and international launch will also be acceptable to meet the requirements of this condition. • Attendance of their local or an international camp retreat in a calendar year. • Serving as an Ambassador for the Global Fund for Christ • Adherence to the principles outlined in the Code of Conducts and Ethics. This is applicable for all members

The rights and obligations for this level of membership will be as stipulated in the membership policy document. Further to the general rights and obligations members who meet these criteria may from time to time qualify for additional benefits which will be determined at that time. The additional benefits may include participation in certain share schemes as determined by the Global Business Roundtable board of directors. Such participation will be at the sole discretion of the board and will not be negotiable.

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GBR Departments

Music And Worship Team The music and worship team functions to ushers the presence of God before any business or developmental issues are discussed at sessions, or Global gatherings such as the Conference and Thougth Leaders among other. The GBR worship team is guide by scripture in John 4:24 “the true worshipper shall worship the father in

spirit and in truth for they are the kind of worshippers the father seeks. God is spirit and his worshippers must worship him in spirit and in truth”.

To achieve this the music team base their ministry on the word and begin with sharing the word at rehearsal and prayer prior and after every presentation or ministration. This has ensured that every member and the group have continued to develop spiritually and thus instilling and help apply the GBR biblical guiding principle in Matthew 6:28 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you”. The worship team experienced a high level of consistency and commitment of the choir members which contributed to the quality the team aspired to have. The quality of music is gradually improving as the team continues to grasp more of the concepts around worship and to gel as a unit. GBR team ministered at the GBR Business Conference and

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again at the Global Fund for Jesus Gala Dinner with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, as daunting as performing with the ochestra maybe, this annual global event continues to contribute to the growth as a whole team. To ensure that all GBR worship teams adopt a similar standard of excellence as many chapters as possibleb where invited from across the country, to participate at the GBR Thought Leaders’ Summit. The worship team at this event had participants from 8 Chapters in total and intends to continue inviting more chapters to participate. The objective of the worship team is to ensure versatility and produce music that ministers to all members of GBR. All members of the team have been encouraged to write their own music which the team will workshop to ensure the production of great quality music that meets and surpasses international standards, producing committed, fully skilled musicians that serve at the highest level of excellence.

Intercession The Intercession Department reports with great pleasure on what the Lord is doing within the GBR and GFFJ intercessory department. In the last year the deparment saw the introduction of the Leadership Prayer meetings held Mondays postceding the session which started with the Sandton Chapter and will be rolled out to all the GBR Chapters in every nation.


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The year also saw the formation of the Global Intercessory Team which is made up of Apostle Joseph Nyalungu (SA), Pastor Carol Palusen (SA), John Osa (NGR/SA), Prophet Nathi Maseko (Swaziland). The department looks forward to growth in an exponential measure and to welcome new members as part of the intercessory Team in each new nation.

ministers remain relevant to deal with real issues which affects church members and respective communities. The Ministers Forum also seeks to provide any and all support to the GBR and GFFJ as and when required.

Highlights during the 2014

The department also put a focus on strengthening intercession which is held before each session starts. 2015 will see the introduction of regional trainings for intercessors for chapters within each region as per the divisions set out in each nation in order to ensure that there are Intercessors who stand as Watchmen within their region and who will conduct monthly Prayer meetings within their region. The department also established different levels of intercession for the purpose of ensuring that every member within GBR is Prayer Covered and each business has a dedicated Team of Intercessors who are prayer for it. We will continue to have training sessions until we have well trained and equipped Intercessors within GBR for the Mandate of GBR and GFFJ. The department will also introduce the 24/7 Prayer Chain which will run per region with a dedicated Team via the GBR and GFFJ website. The department leadership are also glad that the Prayer Camp has helped in creating a culture of prayer amongst members by putting God first which is the mandate of GBR. The Wednesday prayer and fasting has continued

strongly amongst members and has been used to ensure that members pray for one another and for the leadership as part of loving each other according to the core principles upon which GBR and GFFJ are founded. The Global Intercessory Team has scheduled prayer and fasting meetings which will be held as the Lord directs in different nations for the advancement of the Kingdom mandate of GBR and GFFJ.

Ministers Forum The Purpose of the Minister’s Forum within GBR is to empower ministers to: succeed in personal lives and their churches/denominations as well as for Networking and knowledge exchange. The forum also seeks to unite the body of Christ Globally and find a way to break bearers and work together even as different denominations while building C apacity for mediation and arbitration d ur ing conflicts. The forum seeks to ensure that

In the year under review several milestones where achieved in the department, which include amongst others the appointment of the Global Steering Committee and the relevant sub committees which include: Mentorship, Coaching and Development, Counselling and Conflict Resolution, Intercession, Social and Welfare, Entrepreneurial Business Desk. The period under review also saw the nomination and appointment of several Country Representatives to the Steering Committee. The Sandton chapter paved the way by starting the local sessions in 2014. The department is confident that the Lord shall complete the good work he has begun in the forum, and look forward to launch the forum in more chapters Internationally.

Way Forward 2015

Having already started to have sessions once a month in the Sandton chapter the department hopes to replicate the same throughout South Africa and internationally.

Annual Minister’s Forum Summit:

the department is planning to hold a summit during the year of 2015, to deliberate on our plan of impact and programme. The date will be announced in the 1st quarter of the year.

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Increase Members and Participation: In the Kingdom of God there is enough room for everyone. It is the deparment’s intention to invite every minister from every denomination to come and be part of this move of God. The department will look to aggressively be launching the minister’s sessions at local GBR chapters to ensure that the ministers have access to our programme at a door step. We continue to view the department within GBR and GFFJ as being strategic in order to fulfil the kingdom mandate.

FUTURE LEADERS Throughout the past year the Global Business Roundtable Future Leaders have grown greatly in numbers. In the past year our Student Chapters division has grown tremendously witnessing us currently being present in 27 Universities and counting. Gradually we are reaching our goal of being present in 2000 universities by 2020.

Student Chapters

The GBR Student Chapters have been in the period been very active with sessions continuing in all the Chapters. The themes and discussions have varied and have been in line with the GBR mandate for Holistic development.

Some of the chapters have experienced challenges 1. Leadership of the structures and accountability 2. Nature and structure of the sessions 3. Membership retention and growth.

Having noted this leadership now strives to make amends to the calendar and looks to take a more youthful approach to session and will seek to make a more relevant calendar that includes social and inter varsity events.

Launches

We continue to aspire to be in 2000 universities by 2020 and as such aim to completely be in every campus in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland by the Youth Summit in 2015. We are making conscious and calculated strides to create a database of potential contacts in the various territories. As we approach the end of the year we are still expecting to do more launches with a target of 35 Universities by the GBR Business Conference. We currently sit at 27 student chapters. The trip to Limpopo highlighted the need to begin to include colleges and FETs in the cluster of institutions and begin to refer to the Vision as being in 2000 Tertiary institutions by 2020. We received a very

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warm reception at the FETs where we were given access. We believe that the members of GBR who will come from the Varsities will be the bedrock of an evolution of GBR as we gear for the next phase in the lifecycle of Future Leaders.

Leadership

As we continue to bed down the structure documents have been circulated that outlines the leadership structure that we envision for the Future Leaders Student Chapters. This structure creates a council of Peers made up of heads of the different campus chapters in the various nations. The leadership will begin to be formed on a provincial and national level in 2015 to create greater level of accountability, share best practices and foster the atmosphere of networking and friendships that will work and last. In the interim an Administrative structure has been established in the office of the Head of student Chapters. The role of the members is to help in the execution of the tasks that relate to the establishment and management of the Chapters. The chapters are given as much autonomy as possible but in the interest of these goals stated above being attained this structure exists. All the members have been inducted and assigned responsibilities relating to various functions in the general administration of the department.


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prayer, following the prayer delegates was welcomed and introductory remarks on GBR were given. Just before the GBR Video Presentation, the Head of Future Leaders Global addressed the attendees on the role of Future Leaders and where Future Leaders is headed to.

Future Leaders Global Youth Summit

GBR Future Leaders Swaziland hosted the Annual GBR Future Leaders Youth Summit 2014 at Ezulwini on the 14th June 2014. The purpose of the event was to bring the youth of all nations together under one roof to discuss and debate on various topics that can empower them. The theme for this year’s summit was “Establish, Promote and Execute ethical leadership in Africa”. Delegates included future Leaders from South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania and Nigeria who attended this event in numbers, especially young people in Swaziland with GBR Members from the aforementioned countries present to support the Future Leaders Chapter as this was an international event. The summit was graced by senior government officials including the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of Parliament, key private sector officials, The Vice Chancellor of the University of Tanzania and of the University of Swaziland, Private sector officials, Businessmen, Educators (Lecturers), spiritual leaders and parents. For Marketing purposes, media campaigns included online publicity (GBR website, Facebook Events Page, marketing through individual Facebook invitations), Broadcast Media (Radio Stations), through Print Marketing (Informative Newspaper and Posters).

Proceedings

The summit was organised in to four sessions. The first session started with the opening remarks and

The Convenor of GBR and GFFJ officially then opened the summit. The opening was followed by , His Excellency the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, delivered his keynote address. The second session mainly consisted of presentations from four panellists expressing their views on “how opportunities for future leaders can be created in the market place”. The panellists were Professor Costa Mahalu-Senior Vice Chancellor University of Bokamoyo Tanzania, Mr Phil Mnisi- Chief Executive: Standard Bank Swaziland who gave their view from an academic and finance perspective respectfully. Speaking from an entrepreneurial mind set was our own representative from Future Leaders Mr Sisekelo Nzima who is Managing Director SISEMA.COM. The last panellist was Dr. Khathu Lambani from Pretoria, South Africa. All the speakers did very well and were very informative. There was a question and answer session after the presentations. The second plenary session had five guests who are experts in different fields. They gave their views on the topic “Africa the Next 10 Years: Leadership Perspectives”. The panellist included Mr Musa Ndabandaba (Managing Director of 360 Degrees Business Solutions) who was first up on the podium. He basically gave the young leaders and all attendees how to heed to the call of leadership and take Africa forward. Coming from an academic perspective was University of Swaziland Economist Lecturer Dr. Winnie Kamalandua who expanded on the importance of education as we take Africa forward. She was followed by a Lecturer from Mozambique, Mrs Maria who was then followed by Pastor Carol Paulsen who spoke on the importance

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of calling on to God as we move Africa forward. She mentioned that God is always close to us and hears every word we utter before Him.

teach them not to depend on being employed but inspire them to create employment by establishing businesses and organizations. To show students as well as young adults the potential they have to transform not just the campus but the republic as well as Africa and the world as a whole. We also aim to show students that success is possible if God is the centre and source. Therefore sharing the Word of God and prayer in our sessions and individually is very important, thus demonstrating our dependence on the wisdom, power and authority of the Lord God Almighty.

From the Central Bank of Swaziland, Corporate Affairs Director Mrs Cy n th ia Lu k u m ba ga ve a n ast ound i ng presentation on corporate advancement and what is required thereof. She alerted the young people on the keys to success in the corporate world. The final session on the day saw the attendee’s receiving a treat on the role and impact of GBR Future Leaders. Indeed, it was clear that, Future Leaders intend to take Africa to greater heights.

The summit was a great success. There were no major hiccups and whatsoever, everything just fell into place. We were all amazed.

The event was covered by local Swaziland Television Broadcasting Corporation who interviewed some of the dignitaries and guests. The summit had hosted 100 people, with delegates from South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Lesotho, Mozambique as well as Botswana.

All attendees were impressed at the level of professionalism, how the event was organised, and the calibre of great speakers in all the sessions and the good food. Amidst the late start in preparations, the wonders of God are beyond human understanding.

Sponsorship was received from the following companies; Central Bank of Swaziland, Standard Bank Swaziland, HM Stationery, 360 Degrees Business Solutions, SEDCO, Kiel Business Machines as well as Sakhumnotho Group Holdings. Honourable representatives of these companies were treated to VIP reception on the day of the summit. The GBR Future Leaders Team has identified a few companies that they are interested in youth development to partner with.

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Existing Structure

With the existing structure that are already present in the South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Tanzania, Nigeria it is evident that our department has experienced exponential growth. Resulting in numerous Student Chapters to be launched in various countries in the year 2015, among those are USA, Kenya, Tanzania as well as Mozambique. The department aims to expose young people to a variety of opportunities that exist in various sectors and for their diverse pursuits. The intent is to

Throughout the year we have witnessed chapters become more independent from their mother bodies. For example the University of Johannesburg as well as the University of Free State see our Future Leaders organising their own session. These sessions take place on their respective campuses thus making it easier for more students to be reached by GBR leaders bringing about change one campus at a time. The Global business Roundtable Future Leaders has assisted many young people realise their hidden potential. Young people see GBR as their stepping learning ground as to how to conduct themselves in the business world. Future Leaders have grown in their holistic beliefs and are becoming living testimonies. Global Business Roundtable Future Leaders has also experienced growth in the respective departments with our administration now being headed by six dedicated Future Leaders. Communication channels such as emails and


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whatsapp groups have assisted with the administration.

Future Leaders

This year we witnessed our Future Leaders taking part in more sporting events. Not only do we want to be the generation that brings about change, we want to stick around for that change. We as Future Leaders are trying to implement heathier lifestyles. As a form of raising funds for our youth summit this year Gauteng hosted our very first soccer tournament. The game was tough as all teams brought their “a-list” players to take part. The turnout was great; the support that Future Leaders received was highly appreciated. As the day proceeded, teams were knocked out until we witnessed an epic final between Sandton and Benoni Future Leaders. This time around Sandton were crowded the champions, Benoni did not make it easy on them though. Future Leaders also took part in this year’s Soweto Marathon. We were represented in the 10km and 21,5km races. We plan on having more Future Leaders take part in the 2015 Soweto Marathon, as we used the training for the Marathon as a team building exercise. Future Events include an international soccer tournament, intervarsity sports day as well as the Two Oceans Marathon. We would like to believe that we are on the right path to a healthy Future Leaders body. The University of Johannesburg allowed us to use their facilities to host our first intervarsity debate. Debaters from Wits( University of Witwatersrand),UJ(University of Johannesburg), UFS(University of Free State) and NUL(National University of Lesotho) graced us with their debating skills. We truly have great speakers among us; heated debates took place on different topics. As the day came to an end National University of Lesotho went head to head with the University of

Witwatersrand, which resulted in NUL taking the trophy home with them. As part of their package they get to host us next year, looking forward to more teams participating in the debate in 2015.

Future Leaders and the mother body

Our Future Leaders were active participants in all structures of the mother body. Members served and continue to serve in numerous committees. Their involvement was across departments such as worship team, International Affairs, Women of Character, Men of Integrity as well as mentorship. We are pleased to announce that Future Leaders also participated in Global Launches. Future Leaders really flew our flag high this year having numerous members being at majority of the launches. When we introduced the formal Mentorship and Coaching Programme earlier this year, we indicated that mentorship and coaching do not have to be limited by geographic location and that technology such as Whatsapp and Facebook should be used in the transference of knowledge and skills from mentors to their protégés. We also know that Group Mentoring and Group Coaching have an exponential growth effect on participants as they tap into the collective wisdom of the group members as opposed to that of their mentor/coach alone. It is for this reason that we have decided to form e-Mentoring Whatsapp Groups to help members learn and grow from each other and their allocated e-Group Mentors. This platform will ensure exponential growth of Future Leaders and ensure that within the next 5 years we reach our goal of having a mentor for each Future Leader and GBR member that needs a mentor.

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Way Forward

In line with our vision for 2020 we as Future Leaders we have already planned launches that will take pace globally. An approximate 25 universities will be launched in the United States and 20 in Kenya confirmed. We will all be integrating with the mandate that has been proposed where branches develop a Future Leaders department .As we grow in our department we have appointed members that will take over certain committees. Mozambique will be hosting over 2000 Future Leaders in 2015. By the grace of God we know that it will be a tremendous event.

Conclusion

Our department has experienced extensive growth in the past year mainly because we were led by Christ. Future Leaders are ready to ignite the light for we are aware what the future holds for GBR in the next 5 years. We want to leave a legacy that will last the next 2000 years, we believe we can. To be able to profess that yes we indeed did live. This is who by the grace of our saviour will become. GBR Future Leaders we are a moving force, we will shine brighter than the diamonds and stars of this Earth.

THE COUNCIL OF CHAIRPERSONS: A RAISON D’ÊTRE It is pertinent that we constantly keep in focus the purpose for the existence of the Council of Chairpersons especially for the benefit of new entrants to the GBR Family. In the words of the immediate past Chair of Chairs: ‘’The council of chairpersons was established to ensure the sustainability of the roundtables by providing support and guidance on an on-going basis. This is to ensure that the quality and standard of the each roundtable remains consistent with the vision of GBR and provides a platform where the members can grow in all areas of their lives and be equipped to pursue their God given purpose’’.

Specifically the council of chairpersons will focus on the following areas: 1. Provide support for newly established roundtables through regional committees led by a Regional Head. All issues arising from each region will be attended to by this structure.

COUNCIL OF CHAIRPERSONS Preamble

We give the glory and praise to the Lord who has brought us this far in this Vision. When the history of The Global Business Roundtable is being written, the year 2014 will doubtless occupy a unique position. Among other hallmarks in this ever-expanding organisation, it is the year that saw the culmination of the first 5-year period of foundation laying and heralded the next and final 5- year phase of foundation. It is also the year of trailblazing, pace-setting, first of a kind marathon launches and trade missions in Africa, Europe and North America that have set the bar for future events.

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2. Perform quality checks and audits of roundtables to ensure that the quality of sessions and the general running of the roundtables are consistent and of the right standard. This will be achieved by looking into the following areas: a. Frequency of Meetings Roundtables are expected to meet at least twice a month on a fortnightly basis b. Topics Covered Roundtable topics are to cover every area of human development throughout the year


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is on hand to assist with your growth, development and evolution into a strong, functional and viable Roundtable. c. Speakers and Presenters Ensure that the speakers are well informed in the area of their presentations and provide the members with good material that is relevant, applicable and beneficial to the members for their continual development. d. Attendance Registers Every session must be put on record and attendance registers kept for every session. Members are to sign on these registers as proof of their attendance to sessions. e. Financial Management Roundtables must demonstrate sound financial management of their resources by following the financial management policies that are in place.

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW COUNCIL OF CHAIRPERSONS STRUCTURES As we move into the next and final foundation years and position for the actualization of GBR Vision 2020, the Council of Chairpersons structure has consequently evolved as follows: (i) Global Executive Committee of Chairpersons comprising: a. The Chair of Chairs and Deputy b. Regional Chairs and Deputies

f. Growth Roundtables are expected to grow and launch other roundtables in their vicinity.

New Roundtables of 2014

We recorded an unprecedented influx of new members from across the world by virtue new countries that joined the GBR family.

These include:

Africa: Togo, Ivory Coast, Brazzaville, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ethiopia, Senegal, Zimbabwe (re-launched). North America: Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Montreal. Europe: France, Belgium. We seize this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all the new Roundtables. The Council of Chairpersons

(ii) Global Council of Chairpersons comprising a. Global Executive Committee b. All National Chairpersons (iii) National Executive Committee of Chairpersons comprising: a. National Chairperson and Deputy b. State/Provincial Chairpersons and Deputies (vi) National Council of Chairpersons comprising a. National Executive Committee b. All Chairpersons in that country

Challenges

That there would be challenges in a fast growing organisation of this magnitude is not unexpected.

Some of the areas of concern include: • Some roundtables that have not found their feet since they were launched.

• Some are not developing, expanding or growing

by birthing new chapters within their jurisdiction as they ought. • Some are experiencing teething leadership issues, etc

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Part of the strategies being put in place to address this include adequate leadership training pre- and post- launch to ensure sustainability and viability; Identifying the right calibre of leadership right from inception and instituting improved support measures and systems on an ongoing basis.

Key Deliverables for Chaipersons in 2015 and beyond 1. National, Regional and Global Plans for the next 3 – 5 Years in terms of the following: 1.1. Growth of Roundtable Chapters Domestically (organically and inorganically) and Internationally, e.g.Each National Chairperson should at least spearhead one International launch and all other Chairpersons to launch 2 other Chapters in their areas. 1.2. Induction of new Chapters and Leaders 1.3. Leadership Training Seminars after Launches 1.4. Corporate Governance 1.5. Financial (Revenue Generation), Management and Reporting 1.6. Improving Quality of Programs and Speakers 1.7. Admin Systems, Processes, Procedures and Policies 1.8. Effective Communication tools and the use of Website and other social networks. 1.9. Strategy on support of Future Leaders, Student Chapters at Universities and GBR Teens (High or Secondary Schools).

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1.10. Membership Growth and growth of members in good standing.

1.11. Facilitation of business and

procurement opportunities for members. 1.12. Strengthening of Intercession in each GBR Chapter 1.13. Establishment of an effective platform in all chapters for GFFJ to do its work. 1.14. Performance Appraisals of Chairpersons (Quarterly Reports and Independent feedback mechanism from Members) 1.15. Establish Database for credible business people for Trade and Investment Opportunities. 1.16. GBR and GFFJ need to have core nationals to lead the Chapters in each country (Diaspora Members to facilitate)

Conclusion

We wish to appreciate all who have given of their time, energy, resources and intellect towards the accomplishment of this Vision. We have set our hands to the plow, let us neither look back nor be distracted. Though the task may appear humanly daunting, faithful is He who called, who also is well able to accomplish His good will and purpose in us and through us to His glory. Have a prosperous and fulfilled 2015.


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• Investment and business start-ups • Modern day idolatry • Money mistakes • The role of women in moral regeneration • Action faith • Leadership • Community service Community Services

Woman of Character

A VIRTUOUS WOMAN, WHO CAN FIND?

It is indeed humbling, on behalf of Woman of Character International, to submit this synopsis of the progress, activities and achievements of the Woman of Character Department in the various Chapters in the year 2014. The Woman of Character is not just a department but an integral part of The Global Business Roundtable and its driving aim is to assist each woman journey within herself. This process of looking inward to discover our God-given talents, strengths, areas of development and facilitating processes where we could equip ourselves, is seen as an essential step to serving; ourselves and others. The secondary aim is to be in service to the broader GBR community and to journey outward. In both the inward and outward process, the focus is on the development of women based on the principles found in Proverbs 31; a v i r t u o u s w o man, w ho can find? She is worth far more than rubies. WOC is an international department of GBR, currently active in four areas namely Gauteng, Lesotho, Swaziland and Western Cape. The attendance and commitment levels across all four chapters are typically of a low but qualitative nature, for the most part this can be attributed to the multi-tasking responsibilities of the virtuous woman that subject her to too many pressures competing for her time. We are however grateful to the constantly devoted women who continue to build the capacity of this great ministry to become an all-sufficient well for the thousands of women across the globe who are in a perpetual quest for virtue, fulfilment and impact. Currently all WOC chapters convene their sessions on a monthly basis.

Topics Covered

The woman’s journey within, across all the WOC chapters, has been paved through the various topics cited below in the pursuit of holistic development:

WOC’s journey outward, in all the chapters, has been beautifully expressed throughout the year, through various community service activities where the love of Christ was shared abroad through actions. Below are the highlights of some of the activities that moved our hearts: • WOC ladies in Swaziland conducted a giving session where they visited a destitute elderly woman who lives in an appalling mud and stick house with her two infant grandchildren and gave her groceries worth over E1500 and 2 blankets. The elderly lady makes floor mats out of plastic bags and retails them at E25 each, WOC ladies bought some of these mats for their personal use in support of this elderly lady. The impact of a truly virtuous woman!

• WOC ladies in the Western Cape met with

Sisterhood on 17 May 2014 and initiated the establishment of a symbiotic partnership. This partnership is still work in progress and needless to say, the progress is good. Sisterhood is a community project that caters for young girls (12-18years), based in Imizamo Yethu in Houtbay, Cape Town.

• Through further conversation, WOC Western

Cape came up with the idea of setting up a Township school recycling initiative that will be self-sustaining, self-generative and replicable, to address three areas of focus. The idea was to work with one school as a prototype and then replicate the concept to all the township primary schools. The idea is taking shape and a decision has been made to collaborate with other stakeholders and open an NPO. Two WoC members will be on the six member board. The NPO is called SEEDS: Social, Environmental, Educational, Developmental Services. Virtue at its epitome!

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WOC at international Launches

This year (2014) GBR held international launches in five North American states, Belgium, France and Spain and at each launch a presentation introducing WOC was made, with the WOC International Chairperson attending all the Europe launches. It is humbling to get feedback that confirms the need for the vision of WOC each time WOC is introduced.

Global Fund for Jesus (GFFJ) and WOC

WOC embraces the mandate of GGFJ as an integral part of the reason she exists and actively in the process of identifying ways on how to contribute to the core mandate of GFFJ. There is a plan that WOC will be contributing into the fund as a department from 2015.

WOC Summit 2015 – Our Next Big Event

Though seemingly far, August 2015 is around the corner, the ladies are gearing themselves up for their inaugural annual WOC Summit where we are expecting an array of Women in Business, Ministry and Politics to share their expertise and inspire the Proverb 31 woman.

Conclusion

The Woman of Character department steadily continues on its inside/out journey. Its purpose, like GBR, is to develop people holistically, with an inward as well as an outward focus.

Men of Integrity The MOI started in 2013 at the Annual Camp in Swaziland, but it was in 2014 that we saw an exponential growth in the number of men and chapters being actively involved in MOI. The aim behind MOI is to create space where men can actively engage on dialogues around issues that affect men and sons. The department believes that it is through dialogue that men can help each-other to realise that they are agents of change in their lives and in the lives of their families, sons and the community they live in.

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1. We host national Imbizos, as a way to support the local work, as well as to help each-other to stay on course with regard to managing MOI at local level. We share best practice methods, we find out if there are chapters that require support in terms of implementation. And we have time to dialogue, and interact socially after the sessions and presentation. 2. At these meetings we talk about every aspect of being a man in modern day society. We cover topics such as: Mental Health, Sexual Health, Spiritual Health, Financial Health, Physical Health, Current Affairs, Sports, Love, Marriage, the in-laws, Family responsibility, Children especially raising sons, no topic or issue affecting men is off- limit! 3. MOI hosted its first imbizo in Sandton on May 2014, 55 men representing 15 chapters gathered and men dialogued and discussed issues that concerned men in modern day society. 4. The second Imbizo was held in Mpumalanga Province, hosted by the Emalahleni Chapter. This imbizo also attracted participants from Nigeria and Swaziland, it saw the highest number of chapters in that it had 22 chapters represented, and a 46% increase in participation. 5. The third Imbizo was held at the Vaal river in Vanderbijlpark on the 4th of October 2014, this proved to be significant milestone in that Swaziland launched their own national structure and started hosting their own national Imbizos


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Change is Built Upon Three Fundamental Pillars. INFORMATION

after that Imbizo. We therefore urge all other countries to take the cue from Swaziland and start running national Imbizos as well. In terms of attendance it was a bit lower because it coincided with GBR launches in Kwa Zulu Natal and a launch in Zimbabwe. It had representation from 18 GBR Chapters. 6. The forth and last Imbizo, was hosted by GBR Tshwane, it was a great success, this time the young boys were invited to with their father, and they had their own mini Imbizo, The attendance at this Imbizo was low in number of men who attended (39). However, this low number represented 18 chapters mainly from Gauteng and North West. 7. All in all we have seen attendance remain steady, and the number of chapters coming in was constantly increasing, the number of men who come through to the Imbizos is well over 200 men in Gauteng province of South Africa alone. 8. Our plans for 2015 is to have a minimum of 2 international Imbizos, one national Imbizo and 9 Provincial Imbizos, we plan to roll out local Imbizos in all of the chapters in the country every chapter will have their own monthly sessions which will culminate in a provincial Imbizos, these in turn will culminate in to a National Imbizo. Before we can reach our objective of transforming the world for Christ we need knowledge (information) and practitioners (models to emulate).

TRANSFORMATION

IMITATION (mentors, living examples - models) Imitate me as I imitate Christ (1 Cor. 11:1)

A Training and Development Committee was officially set up at the 2014 camp held at Alpine Heath (Drakensberg Mountains RSA). The committee is one of the sub-committees under the Counsel of Chairpersons. Donald Allen (RSA) was appointed as chairman with John Kauya (Botswana) as deputy. Interested parties were asked to contact Mr Allen if they were interested in serving on that committee. All interested parties were notified of our inaugural meeting scheduled to take place at the AGM on 27th March. It would be a brainstorming session with a view to coming up with a comprehensive strategy for training and development of GBR members and chapters. This being a significant objective for GBR to realise its vision. The challenge faced in 2014 was to get the group together for meetings. The training and leadership

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department need to be allocated time, especially at GBR annual international events, to hold meetings. Representatives from the various departments need to send delegates that will give input into training and development needs. Currently we are working with the web designers to make the microsite for training and development to be more user friendly. Tabs have been classified in order to direct users to content that they wish to engage with. A brief synopsis will introduce each section. All current presentations that are on the site will be classified and filed under the appropriate headings. By March 2015 we pray that the site will be fully functional. A lot of what will be done will overlap with the mentorship programme. Radio Pulpit continues to be a strategic platform to provide learning opportunities. GBR has a 2 hr. slot every Monday from 19:00-21:00 and GBR leaders have had the opportunity to present on a variety of topics. CD’s of presentations are available from the office at a minimal cost. In addition to the above GBR leaders have done presentations at the roundtables and future leaders forums. May all our members have a learning and teachable spirit.

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT Background

The Global Business Roundtable International Affairs (IA) department was founded in 2011 with a core mandate to ensure the visibility of the Global Business Roundtable (GBR) and the Global Fund for Christ (GFFC) globally: on every continent, and in every nation. At the start of the 2014, the Global Business Roundtable had officially been launched in eighteen countries, with a goal to having a presence in fifty countries in 2015.

IA’s mandate is divided into a 3-phase structural plan that includes: 1. Launches; 2. Building Sustainable Structures; and 3. Coordination

The International Affairs department structure sees representation at Continental level (e.g. Africa Affairs, Europe Affairs and North America Affairs) and regional level (e.g. West Africa Affairs and East Africa Affairs); in addition to having core support functions such as Administration and Finance, as depicted in the diagram below.


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The start of the 2014 year also saw the birth of the International Trade and Investment (ITI) Department as a stand-alone entity at the Annual Prayer Camp. Both the IA and ITI departments have collaborated on several events during the course of the year, as detailed in the ensuing report.

IA Events

To date, executing the three phase structural plan of the IA department (Launches, Building Sustainable Structures, and Coordination) has seen a concentration of efforts and activities in the events department – mostly via Launches, Business Conferences and Trade Missions. These have been carried out by identifying launch coordinators in countries identified for launch, and pairing them with IA project managers and project team members for pre-launch (where possible), launch and business conference organization purposes.

North America Launches and Business Conferences

GBR Washington/Maryland Business Conference and Launch The first of November 2014 saw the launch of GBR Washington/ Maryland in an event that was hosted by His Excellency Mr. Sunny Sydney, the GBR North America Launches Coordinator. The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Maryland, and included attendees from three areas: Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia; as well as leaders and members from the GBR International community. GBR International leaders who attended the event included the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable Training and Development

Department, His Excellency Mr. Don Allen, the Head of the International Trade and Investment, His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable International Affairs Department, Her Excellency Ms. Damis Arubayi, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable Africa Affairs Department, Her Excellency Ms. Eugenia Ameyaw, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable Future Leaders Department, His Excellency Mr. Thato Mashao and the Chairperson of GBR Cradock, Her Excellency Ms. Nomsa Kula. The formal launch was preceded by opening remarks which were made by His Excellency Mr. Eric Henderson, the Director of XCBG international Development Group. His Excellency Mr. Henderson spoke about the need for a “Money Making Motive” to invest in Africa, and what he termed the “4-Fs” to Investing in Africa: Finding what is already being funded; Following what is already being funded; Foraging around the opportunity being invested-in and financed; and having Faith – believing in the unseen.

This presentation set the tone for the Business Conference themed US-Africa Trade and Investments. The Business Conference included presentations from a leading practitioner in the Health Sector: namely Dr. Herbert E. Oye of Oyesis Healthcare, a transatlantic healthcare delivery system developed to provide world class, cutting-edge medical and surgical services to urban and rural communities in developing countries. Dr. Oye drew attention to the need for innovative ways to create efficacious and safe healthcare solutions in Africa, given the tendency to seek health solutions outside the continent. One way of accomplishing this task was through forging “sister cities” such as the Maryland-Oyo State and other similar partnerships. His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable’s International Trade and Investment Department, followed Dr. Oye’s presentation with a snapshot view of “Doing Business in Africa”. In his presentation, His Excellency Mr. Ekpott highlighted that it is ten times harder to do business in Africa as opposed three times harder elsewhere. He further advised of an upturn of business in the private sector in many African countries, the need for would be investors in the continent of Africa to appreciate that some African countries, such as Botswana, have a low tolerance for cor r up tion, and the need t o exercise caution when dealing with African governments with histories of corruptive practices. He also bemoaned the condition of more money than projects being present on the continent, and the need to develop ideas into bankable projects. Lastly, His Ex-

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cellency Mr. Ekpott drew attention to the fact that poverty prevails everywhere that “Government is God”, and encouraged business relationships that spur the private sector involvement in projects to address and avoid this paradigm. Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson, the Managing partner of the African Trade Business Center introduced her topic on Doing Business with Africa with statistics on the continent of Africa, calling attention to the growing youth and middleclass demographic. Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson also presented initiatives for citizens of America to do business in Africa, including grants for conducting feasibility studies, funding for certain projects, opportunities to participate in sister-state initiatives, Doing Business in Africa (DBIA) Initiatives and existing partnerships that citizens can benefit from. Lastly, Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson gave a synopsis United States companies currently doing business in Africa, despite the “perceived” rough terrain. Finally, the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku gave a presentation on Doing Business in Africa, highlighting the geographic mass of the continent, its resource potential, painful past, and the need to invest in its future, and particularly in a new brand of lead er shi p . The C onv ener described a scenario in “Decolonizing the Mind” (Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, 1986) whereby the robber had formed a relationship with the robbed to carry out the business of robbing, in direct reference to Africa’s past. The Convener further emphasized the need for Africans to remain at the center of the solutions of

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their problems. Following the Business Conference, a formal launch was conducted in which the Global Business Roundtable and Global Fund for Jesus organizations were detailed by the Convener, and remarks made on both presentations by His Excellency Mr. Edwin Advent, the Chairman/CEO of Soul of the South Network. His Excellency Mr. Advent went on to present a Washington DC state flag to the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable as a sign of GBR’s entry into the region. The newly formed roundtable was aptly christened GBR DMV, as a symbol of the focus of the roundtable on the three neighboring states. The official launch was followed by a leadership induction program for potential leaders of GBR DMV. The leadership induction program saw presentations being made by several leaders from GBR International in attendance. on the various topics and departments within GBR such as GBR Men of Integrity and GBR Intercession (His Excellency Don Allen), GBR Future Leaders and GBR Praise and Worship (His Excellency Thato Mashao), GBR Women of Character and GBR Africa Affairs (Her Excellency Ms. Eugenia Ameyaw), and the Qualifications of Chairpersons and Members, and the GBR International Affairs (Her Excellency Ms. Damis Arubayi).

GBR Atlanta Business Conference and Launch.

The 3rd of November 2014 witnessed the birth of the GBR Atlanta chapter at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, and in a similar fashion to the birth of GBR DMV: the formal launch was preceded by a Business Conference following opening remarks by His Excel-

lency Mr. Kwanza Hall, a City of Atlanta Councilman representing District 2, Atlanta. His Excellency Mr. Hall highlighted the key features of the city of Atlanta, namely that the city boasts the world’s busiest airport – with up to over 100million passengers passing through the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in a year. The city also boasts the title of being the 3rd in the nation for hosting Fortune 500 companies such as Delta Airlines and Coca Cola. The city of Atlanta also hosts AmericasMart: one of the world’s largest permanent wholesale trade centres, with the largest shelves for gifts and apparels in the world, and is often referred to as the “Superbowl of Business”. His Excellency Mr. Kwanza Hall concluded his opening remarks by stating that the city of Atlanta was open for business. In line with the Conference’s USAfrica Trade and Investments theme, His Excellency Mr. Kevin Lowther, the CEO of MyPower Solutions presented a solution to what he deemed the “toxic-


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charity model” that often prevails in many developing countries. The solution presented came in the form of a solar-energy powered container that houses mobile, rechargeable battery units that are capable of serving up to 500 customers (each with a family of 5) on the front end, and being used as office space or a small retail center on the back end. Introduced in the right market, the franchise options presented also have the potential of generating substantial profits for businesspeople and missionaries alike, turning their enterprises and missions into financially-sustainable entities. Following the MyPower Solutions presentation, His Excellency Professor William Amponsah of Georgia Southern University made a presentation on Africa: A Prime Destination for Foreign Direct Investment and Trade. In his presentation, Professor Amponsah detailed Africa’s new economic renaissance: in the past ten years, African countries have experienced unprecedented economic growth rates. According to Professor Amponsah, reports site that the top ten fastest growing economies in the world are from Africa. Professor Amponsah went on to highlight what accounts for the recent growth, including increased investment in infrastructure, improved political stability, improved business climate (ease of doing business) and open and flexible trade policies, to name a few. The Head of GBR International Trade and Investment (ITI), His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott followed this presentation with highlights on the GBR ITI Department, and testimonials on doing business in Africa. Georgia House of Representatives’ Ms. Dee Dawkins Haigler, who is also the head of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus followed His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott’s presentation with vital information on the African American populace of the state of Georgia, such as the fact that the amount of capital spent in Georgia

by American Americans, or their buying power lies between $74 – 80billion. Her Excellency Ms. Dee Dawkins-Haigler also announced that Africa is not the new frontier – but rather that it has always been (the frontier). Excellency Ms. Dee Dawkins-Haigler concluded her presentation by stating that Africa’s footprint on the continent must be strong, and that there is need for strong partnerships to ensure this. The presentations on GBR and GFFC by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mselelku preceded the official launch of GBR Atlanta, whereby a Georgia State flag was presented to the Convener, following comments on both presentations by Her Excellency Dr. Levonder Brinkley of Corporate Warrior Consulting.

GBR Houston Launch

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The Global Business Roundtable launched its Houston Chapter on the 5th of November 2014 at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel. This event incorporated a Business Conference and official launch, with the Business Conference including a wide variety of presentations in areas such healthcare, oil and gas and energy. Presentations made included a submission by the directors of 2nd MD – His Excellencies Mr. Clint and Mr. Brent Phillips on an innovative healthcare solution in the form of a web-based platform that gives access to some of the most accomplished physician specialists through face-to-face chats, allowing for second opinions from expert medical specialists. The presentation on 2nd MD preceded a presentation by the Executive Vice President of the Africa Gas Association – His Excellency Dr. Constantine Nana who delivered an informative brief on Corporate Social Responsibility for the Oil and Gas sector.

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In his presentation, His Excellency Dr. Constantine Nana emphasized the importance of corporations who benefit financially from the oil and gas resources of a particular community to be actively involved in the community’s development through various social programs. His Excellency Dr. Constantine Nana’s presentation was followed by an official welcome to the City of Houston by one of its greatest champions: the Chair-Elect of the City of Houston’s Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council’s (MITDC) Africa Division, Her Excellency Ms. Ama Love. Her Excellency Ms. Ama Love’s welcome was followed by a presentation by Mrs. Terry Stringer, the President of the Houston Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a national, nonprofit association of more than 1,700 energy professionals and business owners within forty four chapters in seven regions throughout the United States. Her Excellency Mrs. Terry Stringer shared on some of the AABE’s signature programs, including the Charity Golf Tournament and Energy Light Swap Program, where conventional light bulbs are “swapped” with energy efficient units.

Following His Excellency Dr. Salewa Ola, the founder of the United African Community Organization (UACO)’s welcoming remarks, topics presented-on included Food Processing and Advanced Manufacturing by His Excellency Mr. Andrew Anyanwu, a General Manager in the Administration Department of the City of Detroit; Exporting by Her Excellency Ms. Dana Cleveland, the Principal Owner and Agent of Trinity Insurance Agency; MyPower Solutions Energy Container by His Excellency Mr. Kevin Lowther, the CEO of MyPower Solutions; Doing Business in Africa by His Excellency Nissi Ekpott, the Head of GBR International Trade and Investment Department; and Doing Business with Africa by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku. The Business Conference preceded the official launch of GBR Detroit, and a corporate prayer dedicating those in attendance, and the newly-launched Chapter to the Lord.

GBR Montreal Launch

Both presentations on GBR and GFFC were followed the Business Conference, and the official launch of GBR Houston was carried out, after comments were made on the two presentations by His Excellency Reverend Martin Stringer.

GBR Detroit Business Conference and Launch

The 8th of November 2014 witnessed the genesis of the GBR Atlanta chapter at the Crystal Ballroom of the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Detroit Downtown. The City of Detroit would be the last stop in the United States for the series of North American launches. As with the other United States events, the official launch was preceded by a Business Conference that featured presentations on a variety of topics.

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The birth of the Global Business Roundtable’s Montreal, Canada Chapter took place on the 10th of November 2014 via a Business Conference and formal launch. This event took place at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport Hotel, as was a culmination of the North American tour. The Business Conference was formally opened by His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin, a Canadian politician who is currently a member of the Montreal City Council and represents the district of Saint-Michel in the borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension. His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin set the tone for the Business Conference with a presentation on key information on the City of Montreal, including: its stance as the top host city in North America for International Associations; Montreal’s stance as a UNESCO City of


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from various walks of life, and was a true reflection of the diversity that the City of Montreal represents. Design (since 2006); The availability of Green Technology, and Montreal competing with the best in the world in this space; and the presence of the Cirque Du Soliel. The city of Montreal was described overall as a “miracle in diversity”, and having a motto of “salvation through harmony”. His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin concluded his presentation by declaring the city of Montreal as a city that is “Ready for business, and means business”. His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin’s presentation was followed by Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson’s presentation on “Doing Business with Africa”, this time with a focus on the Canada and initiatives for citizens of its citizens to do business with Africa, Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson’s presentation was followed by a presentation on “Doing Business in Africa” which was conducted by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku. In his presentation, the Convener described Africa as previously seeking “Aid Aid Aid” as opposed to “Trade Trade Trade”.

Europe Pre-Launches, Launches and Business Conferences GBR France, Europe Countries’ Pre-Launch

As a prelude to the official launches of various GBR chapters in Europe, a pre-launch event was organized for potential leaders of the soon-to-be launched Chapters in Paris, France on the 21st of June 2014. This event saw potential leaders from four European countries (Belgium, France, Spain and Sweden) receive information on the Global Business Roundtable and the Global Fund for Christ from the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku; and training on the various GBR departments including International Trade and Investments, International Affairs, Men of Integrity, Women of Character, and Future Leaders. Present at this event were also the Chairpersons of International Affairs, International Trade and Investments, and Future Leaders.

GBR Belgium Launch

The Convener further emphasized that we may have lost a generation, the current one, when it comes to corruptive practices, and the afore-mentioned mindset. He did however offer hope in the next generation of future leaders, whom he urged us to begin investing in now. This, he said, the Global Business Roundtable was doing – investing in the next generation, through its Future Leaders’ Program.

The launch of the Global Business Roundtable in Belgium took place in the city of Liege, Belgium on the 13th of November 2014 at the Crown Plaza, Liege. Following the attendance of the in-country launch coordinator, His Excellency Mr. Thomas Egla of the GBR France pre-launch event in June 2014, this event focused on the training of would-be leaders of the GBR Liege Chapter, and the official launch of the GBR Liege, Belgium Chapter.

Following the Business Conference, presentations were made on the Global Business Roundtable and the Global Fund for Christ. His Excellency, Apostle Patrick Isaac received both visions on behalf of the citizens of Montreal, and went on to present a state flag to the Convener as a gesture of welcoming both organizations to Quebec, Canada.

Following the introduction of the visions of the Global Business Roundtable and the Global Fund for Christ by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, the task of equipping the potential leaders of the GBR Liege Chapter was jointly carried out by leaders from the GBR International community that were present at the event.

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The areas where potential leaders were trained on by GBR International leaders include: 1. The Global Fund For Christ Structure and Regulatory Compliance by Her Excellency Advocate Mary Bosiu, the Chief Ambassador of the Global Fund for Christ; 2. How to Run a Roundtable, and the Finance and Budget Department by the Chairperson of the Finance and Budget Department, Her Excellency Ms. Gaositwe Mapola; 3. The GBR Women of Character Department by Her Excellency Ms. Thabsile Dlamini, the Chairperson of GBR Women of Character Department; 4. The GBR Mentoring and Coaching Department by Her Excellency Ms. Nthabiseng Mathenjwa, the Chairperson of GBR Mentoring and Coaching Department; 5. The GBR International Trade and Investment Department by His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott; 6. The GBR International Affairs Department by Her Excellency Ms. Damis Arubayi and His Excellency Mr. Jean Claude Akplogan, the Chairperson of the GBR International Affairs Department and the Deputy Head of GBR Africa Affairs Department respectively; 7. The GBR Future Leaders Department by His Excellency Mr. Thato Mashao and His Excellency Mr. Langa Madonko, the Chairperson of GBR Future Leaders and the Head of Student Chapters respectively; and 8. His Excellency Mr. Isidore Godonou, the GBR France Launch Coordinator.

GBR France Business Conference and Launch

The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) launched its Chapter in France on the 15th and 16th of November 2014 at the Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, the Convener of GBR. This event was particularly special as it took place exactly seven years after the vision for

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the Global Fund for Christ was given to the Convener of GBR. His Excellency Mr. Isidore Godonou, the GBR France Launch coordinator facilitated the various sessions on the 15th of November, which focused on a Business Conference showcasing business interests with opportunities for collaboration between Africa and France. The morning of November 16 however was dedicated to the meeting between members of the Global Business Roundtable present and to the training of Future Leaders. The Business Conference was opened with comments by His Excellency Mr. Hugues Boutin, a local consultant, who spoke on the importance of collaborations between France and Africa, drawing attention to the reasons for networking and partnerships between African and French companies. Following this introduction, His Excellency Mr. SÊbastien Santerne then took the floor to introduce SONIDEG, a family-owned business that specializes in the business of heavy engine-machinery for road and house construction including trucks and various used vehicles. This was one of the topics that attracted the attention of the delegates, mostly because of the perceived opportunities it has to offer. His Excellency Mr. Richard Dambrine, an agronomist engineer and expert in environmental protection later introduced farmland valuation techniques suitable for growing African economies. He spoke in particular about greenhouses, structures that accelerate the growth of crops for better returns and allow for the better management of plant needs. His Excellency Mr. Richard Dambrine’s presentation directly preceded that of His Excellency Mr. Sven Aerts, who spoke about climate change and the opportunities that the Kyoto Protocol presents with regards to the trading of CO2 certificates.


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Mr. Jean Baptiste Bokoto, the Administrator of EMF Africa Synergies International and His Excellency Mr. Jose Nzuzi, the President of Cercle des Ingenieurs Congolais de France (CEICF); and the business impact of digital technology in all the various sectors discussed, in particular the internet multiplying the effect on all the business sectors presented, by His Excellency Mr. Eric Adja, the Director du Numerique for the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). As with the other GBR events, the Business Conference was followed by an official launch, in this case of GBR Lille, France during a formal dinner attended by members of the GBR International community, including members of GBR Benin, GBR Nigeria, GBR Swaziland, GBR South Africa, GBR Lesotho, GBR Sweden, GBR Belgium and GBR France. The Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku followed this presentation with a detailed analysis on the challenges and opportunities in Africa. The Convener highlighted five main challenges, namely: Leadership; Wrong partnerships; Infrastructure backlogs; Bureaucracy; and Corruption. Possible solutions offered included putting God at the center of all our solutions; focusing on holistic development; changing the future as opposed to changing the current challenges; and focusing on raising business-wise, career-oriented, intelligent, incorruptible, financially empowered leaders and identifying, empowering and releasing those with these qualities – all of which the Global Business Roundtable does and is poised to do. His Excellency Mr. Maxime Dossa, a local consultant and the Director of DM Consulting followed the Convener’s presentation with a discussion on CrowdFunding – a vehicle for the African diaspora in Europe and elsewhere to contribute to the development of their respective countries. Mr Dossa used the experience of “Defi Diaspora Benin”, a program that financed fifty micro projects in Benin from a joined venture involving a crowdfunding society called Babyloan, a micro finance company based in Benin called Finadev and International Migrant Remittance Observatory (IMRO). Project funding is provided by members of diaspora through small loans on the crowdfunding platform.

GBR Murcia Spain Launch

The Launch of the Global Business Roundtable in Murcia, Spain took place on the 19th of November 2014 at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) in Murcia, Spain. Following the attendance the in-country launch coordinator, His Excellency Mr. Ignacio Orbe of the GBR France pre-launch event in June 2014, this event focused on the introduction of the GBR vision by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, and the GBR Spain-Africa Trade Mission that had begun earlier in the week. The grace present is evidenced in the ground covered in 2014. We envision that the Lord will continue to instruct, direct, and guide us, as we pursue the vision of having the Global Business Roundtable’s visibly present in every continent, in every nation, in every city, in every town, and in every village.

Following this presentation, His Excellency Mr. Camille Aledji, a local Director of Research and Development further presented a concept called the “Concept for Human and Organizational Holistic Development”. Other presentations made during the Business Conference included “Eco Villages” by His Excellency

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT The International Trade and Investment (ITI) department was initially set under the International affairs department. At the 2014 Prayer camp, a decision was taken to set the ITI as a department on its own. Preliminary planning was put in place between the months of February -June 2014. In July 1, 2014, the ITI department officially commenced operation.

The Objectives for the year 2014 - 2015 included the following. • Establishment of an administrative office • Employment of investment experts to facilitate and vet deals • Establishment of an income base for ITI through deal facilitation • Promoting trade between members internationally. • Establishment of kingdom economic principles undergirding our deals.

Key Activities in the past year • Establishment of a financial plan for July 2014 –

December 2015 • Formal establishment of relationships with Trade and Investment representatives in countries including: Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Spain and Swaziland. • Establishment of a database of members and contacts with members in all GBR countries. • Launch of the GBR Trade and investment alert. This periodic alert serves the purpose of informing members and subscribers on trade opportunities, business events and other related information. • Facilitation of several trade and investmment opportunities between members from the different countries. • Plans were put in gear for the establishment of an international online trading and business facilitation platform. The design for this huge

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• Partnership with the Kwale County Government

to launch the Kwale investment forum. This also included a two day business delegation to Kwale County attended by GBR members • Initiation and execution of a Trade |delegation to SERCOBE which is the Spanish National Association of capital goods manufacturers. This event saw attendance of members from seven GBR countries. • Attendance and presentation at a number of GBR international launches. • Hosting of the Kwale County Government delegation in Johannesburg, South Africa. • Collaboration with the International Affairs department towards organization of trade conferences during launches.

Challenges during the year • Capacity issues: we found that the amount

of work required to effectively run trade and investment requires full time employees. Having to depend on volunteers slows down the activities.

Developments in structure and leadership

The ITI in line with the GBR five year plan has been working to set up and populate its leadership structures. At the moment, a core team based in South Africa and led by Nissi Ekpott has been handling the facilitation of the GBR ITI desk. This core team is supported by national leaders in the persons of Trade and Investment representatives. At this time there are established Trade and Investment representatives present in nine countries. The motivation for new reps from other nations is continous.

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• Employment of investment experts to facilitate

deals • Launch of the International trade and business facilitation platform • Active participation and mentoring of Future Leaders in trade and investments • More trade and business missions • Successful facilitation of $ 90 million in business deals by the December 2015

Memorabilia The department was set up in 2013 to oversee sales of all GBR and GFFC memorabilia. This department has been active albeit very slow this year. Stock was on sale at all GBR major events in 2014. The online store is being finalised and will be up and running before Camp 2015. All members will be able to order online at www.globalbusinessroundtable.com. For logistics purposes all purchases via the online store will either be delivered centrally to roundtable chairpersons or made available for collection at major GBR events. A new Memorabilia team under the leadership of Mr Thami Manzi was formed this year and is the responsible for turning the Department around into a profitable entity.

The following items are available at the store: Product Description

Selling Price

Coffee Table Book

R 2500.00

Pull Up Banner

R 1500.00

Track Suites GBR

R 550.00

Track Suites GFFC

R 550.00

T - Shirt

R 250.00

Tie Set

R 150.00

Cap

R 80.00

CD

R 50.00

A memorabilia stand is available at all GBR and GFFC events and members wishing to display their material at GBR events may do so through this department.

CAMP AND RETREATS DEPARTMENT The Venue and the Company

Camp 2014 was held in the quiet and serene surroundings of the majestic Drakensberg mountain ranges located along the southeast coast of South Africa; a 4-hour drive from Sandton (Johannesburg, South Africa) where the Global Business Roundtable and Global Fund for Christ were established. Approximately 250 members of GBR from Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Benin, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi and the host nation - South Africa, took advantage of the rare opportunity to meet under one roof and be spiritually and intellectually enlightened by a leadership structure of note. We converged at the Alpine Heath Resort on Monday the 27th of January and parted ways on Saturday the 1st of February after a week of experiencing God’s awesomeness and guidance for the year ahead of us.

The Early Mornings

Our mornings began with individuals praying from 4am to 5am privately, followed by a corporate prayer between 5am and 6am. Prayer points focused primarily on God’s purpose for our lives as individuals, His purpose for GBR and GFFC, and on how we would impact the world as individuals, as leaders, as a nation, as a continent and as a God-ordained organisation. In a bid to remain focused, we fasted from 6am until 6pm, from Monday until Thursday.

The Late Mornings & Afternoons

Empowerment was the order of the day as the GBR and GFFC leadership shared priceless information with the campers.

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The topics below were amongst the many issues discussed: For the Business Person and Professional

Having an entrepreneurial mindset- How to start and maintain a business, Doing business in Africa & Internationally – opportunities and challenges, Wealth creation & Covenant wealth, The physics of money.

For the Individual

Manhood & fatherhood & choosing the right partner, Womanhood & motherhood & choosing the right partner, Extramarital affairs, Wills, Trusts & Estate planning, Success principles and strategies and living a life of purpose, Fundamentals of leadership within GBR, in business, professionally & in ministry

For the Spirit

Dealing with grief (loss of a loved one, divorce, separation), Loneliness, divorce and widowhood and the consequences of marriage and other partnerships on finances

For GBR and GFFC

Revisiting the role and purpose of GBR & GFFC: “GBR – The next 10 years”, Future leaders strategy session, Council of chairpersons strategy session, GBR Future leaders vision & role within GBR & GFFC, GBR & GFFC strategy session All sessions were conducted with great professionalism and inclusion of all members in discussions.

The Free Time

Hiking, Physical exercise, Sporting activities, Braai / Barbeque, a late-night ladies only “Pyjama party”, a “Boys night out” for the men, Networking and relationship building were all characteristic of the time provided for campers to do as they pleased. Some campers even went as extreme as quad-biking, zip-lining and taking on the dreaded king-swing.

The Evening Worship Sessions

Dinner at 6pm, courtesy of the Alpine Heath Chef, saw the breaking of our day’s fast. This was followed by time spent praising and worshiping our creator, after which the various spiritual leaders present, shared God’s word and led us into a time of prayer wrapping up yet another successful day at the camp. Our last evening in the Drakensberg however, was preceded by a “Miracle Meal” which was the highlight of Camp 2014 held in honour of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit who made the retreat the success that it proved to be.

The Conclusion

Camp 2014 was a success thanks to the hard work of the entire Camps & Retreats Department as well as all the other GBR departments that played their respective supporting roles. The camp however would not have been a success without the contribution of each and every member that attended it. It proved to be a turning point for many leaders and members within GBR as a conscious decision was made to fully capacitate existing roundtables so as to cultivate a spirit of oneness and produce leadership that will impact the world significantly, drawing us closer to becoming a “Global” organisation in the most true sense of the word.

GBR COMMUNICATION The function of the Global Business Roundtable communications department is to ensure effective and focused communication, both within and outside the GBR global community.

The department focuses on two main areas: • Internal Communications • External Communications Internal Communication

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Publications

The purpose of the GBR news/content department is to communicate to internal and external stakeholders to market, celebrate good practices/achievements, share information and experiences in GBR & GFFJ.

ensure that mechanisms are in place so internal communication is effective and efficient.

As such, the Communications Department: • Revamped the Organization Management System External Communication

The purpose of external communication in the organisation is to ensure that all external stakeholders are informed of the activities within GBR and GFFJ.

This is achieved through: The GBR & GFFJ websites Brochures Annual Reports Word of Mouth Promotions

Website

Our as the Communications Department is to ensure the content of the website is updated and streamlined. Each Department and Roundtable updates regularly their microsites on the site in order to keep the website information as current as possible.

As a result: • The GBR website now has departmental micro sites to allow for targeted communication.

• The branch microsites are point of priority and the focus for 2014/2015.

The Global Fund for Jesus website has been launched on phase 1 and phase 2 will see us launch a content driven information hub. You can access the website on: http://www.globalfundforjesus.com/

Publications produced by the Communications Office include: • Electronic newsletters • Annual reports • Internal and external brochures • Online news content • Departmental brochures

GBR SECRETERIAT

The year 2013 has been both a challenging and rewarding one for the Secretariat. The Secretariat is responsible for communication, organising and coordinating GBR and GFFC Events. As we celebrate the year of exponential growth as an organisation, the team managed to participate in the development of policies and implementation of systems such as the finance policy, the events planning tool kit and the online based administration of Sessions and communication platform. The Secretariat were able to successfully administer in collaboration with the planning committees and responsible H.O.Ds 5 international events; 2013 prayer Camp in Swaziland together with the camps department, 2013 AGM, GBR conference and the Gala dinner, 2013 youth summit together with the international steering committee, 2013 Thought Leaders dinner and lastly the 2013 Thanksgiving service. The secretariat also acted as the senior support structure for the International Affairs team for the 2013 International Launches. While these systems will undoubtedly make it easier to run the day to day business of the Organisation a lot depends on the cooperation of Members and leaders of GBR to fully understand the Systems and use them. The Secretariat continues to endeavour to work with Heads of departments, chairpersons and members to make the administration of the organisation, its systems and events more fluid and to adopt a corporate ethos.

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Radio Pulpit Program

having more GBR members representing the organisation in the 2015 Soweto Marathon, as we used the training for the Marathon as a team building exercise.

2014 was a great year for us at Radio Pulpit and we would like to thank God for connecting Radio Pulpit with the Global Business Roundtable.

GBR Sports in partnership with world of golf South Africa has members learning how the wonderful sport of golf is played, with a few members scheduled to play their first round in mid-2015.

Achievements

A lot has been achieved through this partnership in 2014. Many lives were impacted and thanks to the members of GBR for offering their expertise to our audienceThe sessions helped us to empower the body of Christ in all areas of their lives, spiritually, socially, economically, academically to mention but a few. We also saw Radio Pulpit broadcasting live at the GBR Business Conference this year and thereby making sure that the conference had a greater reach and ompact. Radio Pulpit has also launched a youth station called I am Radio with the aim of empowering the lives of students and young people at large and is looking into collaborations with the Future Leaders and student chapters to create relevant and impactful content.

Conclusion

We believe that a lot has been and will be done through this partnership and for it to go to the next level. We encourage that more GBR members participate in the programs either during live shows, sms and social media. We need to continue in 2015 to investigate greater avenues of collaboration and look forward to insightful nd powerful sessions with speakers from across the globe to show the diversity and the growth of GBR and also share the knowledge and the culture of the different countries.

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GBR Sports Department 2014 Review

The Prayer Camp training was held early morning after Morning Prayer sessions. The programmes allowed members to partake in an aerobics, plyometric or Zumba work-out. The activities proved no to be challenging during the fasting, as God was with us at all times. The Annual Gauteng Sports day, was a great success with Gauteng GBR chapters being represented by their future leaders. The day featured a 5-aside soccer tournament that had both men and women participating in mixed gender teams. Support came from the various chapters and was joined by the local community to share in the festivities, the tournament provided a great opportunities for spectators to enquire more about GBR. The next Gauteng Sports Day to be held in July 2015. GBR Sports had participants in this year’s Soweto Marathon. We were represented in the 10km and 21,5km races. We plan on

Future Events include Opportunities for joining professional soccer teams, international soccer tournament, intervarsity sports day as well as the Two Oceans Marathon. We would like to believe that we are on the right path to developing healthier lifestyles. The department is focussed on planning activities of the Sports department of the Global Business Roundtable (GBR). It gives details of the strategies that the departments will follow in order to support and ensure that the Sports department is able to fulfil its mandate.

The Sub-departments are:

Department of Health and Wellness Department of Physical Education Department of Sports Events Department of Fun Days (Recreation) Department of Health and Wellness The department of Health and Wellness plans to take the following actions and apply the following strategies in order to ensure that its duties are fulfilled: • To develop programmes that incorporate the lifestyles of GBR Members • Promote the usage of wellness programmes. • Help with dietary requirements • To help develop up and


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coming health physicians by offering a platform to perform on.

DepartmentofPhysicalEducation/PersonalDevelopment

The Department of Physical Education/ Personal development recognises its role within GBR sports with the sole mandate to educate our members the importance of maintain your body in its optimum form.

The following, are the actions and strategies that the department plans to put in place in order to ensure the smooth running of the department: • To develop education programmes about the different physical forms

• To host physical education classes regularly • To training people to be able to host their own classes

Department of Sports Events

The events department has the responsibility to ensure that all events are a success, from the planning process until the event is over.

The following are the strategies and plans of action to ensure that this is realised: • The developing of an urgent task team (events planning committee) that will assist with the organising of all sports events. • Planning and organising Sports events: Marketing of events, venue hire, entertainment and organising volunteers. • Identify potential sponsorship / funding opportunities together with the sponsorship departments. • Developing relationships with the local media and strengthening existing relations. • To keep a data-base of all performing members who can qualify for professional opportunities

Department of Family Days

The department of Family days plans to be resourceful in fun curricula that GBR Members can part-take in through-out the course of a year.

The following are the plans of action as well as strategies to be put in place: • To work closely with the other departments in order to understand the overall needs of the members within the organisation. • To source out funding from private companies and organisations that will be interested in supporting the organisation in its course. • To work closely with national sporting bodies and roundtables and create a progressive working relationship

GBR Social Welfare Department

Remarks from the Social Services Department

As the year 2014 draws to a close, The Social Service Department would like to glorify the Lord for blessing the members of the GBR and GFFJ family with the service of coordinating calls for prayers of support when in need and when prompted through their requests. The year started with a call for a global footprint at local chapter level and the finalization of the loss of member policy and the social service department policy. These policies were presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March 2014.

Our vison, mission and commitment to support our members hang around the below scriptures: Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you

would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

1 Peter 4 :10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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Luke 4:18 -19 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Matthew 25:35-36 35 “For I was hungry and you gave

me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Isaiah 61:1 1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Our approach

We developed a checklist based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, starting with Physiological needs to be implemented at chapter level to commence the process of ensuring our members’ and their immediate family members’ needs are taken care of before they embark on the journey of taking care of community members’ needs. Our approach is that of facilitating the necessary aid help for our members and referring them for the relevant interventions within GBR and outside GBR.

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Current Social Services Department Members

We made a call to global chapters to submit the names of the members who will serve under the Social Services Department and below are the members who raised their hands. We are faithful to the Lord Almighty Father that more members will serve under this department as this is where we show the spirit of humanity and belonging to our members through good deeds.

A Time for Everything Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 There is a time for everything, and

a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot. We received and interceded as a global family on members who lost their loved ones. We trust that they were strengthened and comforted through the knowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord always, even in difficult times.

The members named below have left this world to meet their creator. We thank God for their availability to serve under His vision as GBR members and GFFJ Ambassadors. 1 Jan 2014 - GBR Tanzania His Excellency Mr Mutambalike. 2. Jan 2014 - GBR Nigeria, His Excellency Darlington Ndubuisi. 3. May 2014 - Maphiko Coaching Programme Partner, Her Excellency Ms Barbara Hammerschlag.


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2. April 2014 - GBR Western Cape, South Africa Her Excellency Deputy GFFJ Ambassador Fay Nqoloba for Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by ECUI, Emmanuel Christian University International and for an award of an Outstanding Devoted and Committed Spiritual Leader. 3. May 2014 – GBR Sandton, South Africa Her Excellency Nosisa Mokoka for appointment as a Member of the Human Resources Committee of Council (HRCoC) at the University of outh Africa (UNISA) until 30 April 2018.

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4. May 2014 - GBR Kathorus, South Africa Chapter His Excellency Mr Lavan Motshele. 5. Sep 2014 - GBR Tshwane Pretoria, South Africa Chapter Her Excellency Ms Maude Mahlangu. 6. Oct 2014 - GBR Pimville Soweto, South Africa Chapter, Her Excellency Ms Mamello Komane. 7. Oct 2014 - GBR Leondale-Lambton, South Africa Chapter, Her Excellency Ms Rebecca Mosito. May the souls of all who departed find eternal peace.

Congratulations

We thank God for having blessed all our members with personal achievements in their respective areas of engagements. Others sent gratitude messages and we were all prompted to pray for them and give thanks and glory to Almighty Father on the milestones achieved. Our Lord’s mercy is sufficient for us all and the heavens are telling His glory.

Congratulatory notices were received as follows: 1. November 2013 – GBR Leondale-Lambton, South Africa, His Excellency Sipho Mente, Ordained as a Gospel Minister by Team Impact Christian University at Joy Ministries, Lambton, Germiston.

On the 27th March 2014, at the Annual General Meeting, GBR launched a formal Mentorship and Coaching Programme in order to create a structured yet relational platform for knowledge and skills transfer to take place between members. The programme’s main objective is to advance GBR’s goal of complete and holistic development of its members through the vehicle of the Mentorship and Coaching Programme. What makes Mentorship and Coaching unique from other learning platforms, is that learning takes place within the context of a relationship, where protégés learn practical insights from their mentors and coaches as they observe them in action or listen to their mentors sharing their lessons learnt and practical insights. Mentorship is not a structured course or training module but the mentor/coach is in fact the ‘ living book’ being read by those he/she mentors. As Author Ron Lee Davis aptly puts: “The deepest dimensions of life cannot simply be taught in a classroom or a book. They must be heard, seen, handled, lived and experienced, in order to be assimilated. Through this programme, tacit knowledge that resides in mentors and coaches will be transferred to their protégés, thus shortening their learning curve and accelerating their path to success. (if you absolutely MUST cut anything from this report, you may cut the part in yellow... but only if you absolutely MUST!)

Progress to date

At the Annual General Meeting, 178 members expressed interest in being mentored, 53 members availed themselves as Mentors and 96 members availed themselves to serve in their local Mentorship and Coaching Committees and help link mentors to mentees. An interim global Committee comprising of HE Alice Mothiba, HE Nathi Mazibuko, HE Arry Nemudzivhadi, HE Rooi Rabotapi and HE Elsie Ramasodi was formed to help actively drive and implement the programme GBR wide.

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On the 28th June 2014, the Mentorship and Coaching Co-ordinators in Gauteng and Vaal were trained, to equip them to actively drive the programme at their respective chapters, link mentors to mentees by circulating the spreadsheet of mentors’ profiles to protégés and monitoring the programme. We also continued to raise programme awareness through presenting at various chapters e.g. Sandton, Honeydew, Tshwane, Bloemfontein, Meredale, Pimville and Kathorus and we also presented the programme during the Future Leaders Summit and Radio Pulpit platform. Another exciting programme we have been running is the Group Coaching Training Programme, where 25 female GBR members are being trained as Group Coaches by an NPO called Maphiko. Upon completion of this training, they

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will in turn coach a group of about 10 women each in their respective chapters as well as high school girls in their communities. This way, GBR will impact and transform the lives of both its members and their communities. To date, 8 training sessions have been conducted and well attended by the group and after the last two sessions in 2015, a formal Graduation Ceremony will be held and the ladies will be assigned their groups of 10 women to coach. We are most grateful to Excellency Puleng Moloi, Chairperson of Leo-lamb for linking us with Maphiko in jointly running this programme as well as Excellency Eugenia Ameyaw, Head of Africa Affairs for helping the team during a dead-log in our negotiations.

Challenges

Despite efforts to raise Mentorship programme awareness, the

levels of active participation in the programme by members was still relatively low and this was a cause of concern to us. What is even more concerning is the lack of participation by Future Leaders in Student Chapters. We explored options of buying or renting Software that would be used to match mentors and mentees instead of relying on the circulating spreadsheet. The Software would only succeed to link mentors to mentees but would not guarantee an active and interactive relationship between mentors and protégés. God Almighty, in His wisdom, intervened and brought a solution to this challenge in His time when Excellency Gugulami Msezane, Chairperson of Meadowlands, invited Excellency Nthabiseng Mathenjwa to join their WhatsApp group to do a book review and share her insights with the group.


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The depth and level of interaction, knowledge shared and co-created by the group was simply astounding! The Lord then said that the Whatsapp platform was indeed the platform we have been looking for to link mentors and protégés in a highly interactive and vibrant e-mentoring relationship. It is a platform that removes barriers of geographic location, lack of mobility and brings mentorship to the comfort of every member’s home. With this online programme, every single GBR member that seeks development can participate in the programme. This is one way we will achieve one of GBR’s vision 2020 objectives of “ ensuring that every Future Leader has a mentor and every person needing a mentor gets one”. The platform to achieve this is here for the use of those who are eager to grow and develop themselves.

Way Forward

We have subsequently formed 15 e-mentoring Whatsapp groups covering all aspects that ensure holistic

development e.g. spiritual , personal, professional, entreprise, socio-political development amongst others. Each Group has been assigned a Core E-mentor and rotational e-mentors that will share their insights with the group on a weekly basis and for a scheduled time. Each Group will have a Scribe who will capture all key insights shared by the group and store these on our GBR website to ensure organisational knowledge retention for the benefit of other members as well as future generations. The Rules of the Game that govern these groups are available to all members interested in participating in this online mentorship program.

Conclusion

We are truly grateful to Abba Father for supplying grace for the race we ran in 2014. We know that it is not by our intellect, wisdom or strength that as a team, we have been able to achieve what we have. We have received many written testimonies from members that participated in the mentorship programme and derived great value from it and it is such testimonies that propel us forward in labouring our part in the Father’s vineyard.

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Country Reports

Benin Annual Report 2014-2015 In 2014, Benin experienced the grace of God and launched a total of nine chapters these being, GBR Godomey, GBR Abomey-Calavi 1, GBR Porto-Novo, GBR Zogbo, GBR Atrokpocodji, GBR Cocotomey, GBR Akpakpa, GBR Comé, GBR Fidjrosse. Subsequent to the successful launches, the chapters have drafted schedules for regular sessions every fortnight in accordance with the principles of GBR. In the calendar year sessions have been held with several topics being discussed for the personal development of the members.

Some of the topics discussed are as follows: • Christian and Psychology; • What can Businessmen expect from the

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Benin;

• The difference between the Divine Prosperity and Wealth according to the world;

• Ignorance and Poverty; • Inter Personal Communication; • Overcoming the Evil of Excuse; etc.

GBR Benin has a diverse array of members who have allowed there to be a diversity of topics discussed and diversity in the panels. GBR Benin has also established a sports department

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and, organized regular sports activities twice a month at Kouhounou Omni sports stadium (Benin). All GBR members are invited to those activities. The chapter has also identified the importance of learning multiple languages in line with International demographic and dynamic of GBR. Benin is also looking to harness the opportunities that are presented by the Pan African opportunity for the benefit of its members and this will also be enhanced by fluency in multiple languages. Some chapters have started language lessons an example being GBR Para Mondo chapter where part of the session have been devoted to this purpose just before the end of the sessions. In the calendar year we have also launched Student Chapter at the University of Abomey-Calavi, which meets twice a month. Further launches are expected in the following areas: GBR FL COTONOU (before the end of December 2014); GBR FL Porto-Novo, GBR FL Abomey-Calavi (before the end of January 2015).

Four others local GBR chapters are to be launched as well: • GBR LOKOSSA (100 km from Cotonou) • GBR CCIB • GBR Abomey-Calavi 2 • GBR Dassa-Zoumé (About 210 km from

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of GBR and GBR Chapters. The the Executive leaders we allocated to portfolios and , a quick skill audit was done during the induction.

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in March 2014, the GBR Thought Leaders’ Summit in September 2014. Benin also continued to support launches in West AFrica with representation at the launches of GBR TOGO, GBR Ivory Coast, GBR France and Trade Missions in Murcia Spain. As a highlight in the Year under review the Republic of Benin organised a Trade Summit and Exhibition in Pasris Frand in the month of June. This event ran from the 17th to the 19th of June 2014 with participation by GBR members from across the globe to identify opportunities in Benin.

We look forward to 2014 where as the GBR in Benin we look forward to hosting events in Benin and these are: • The National General Assembly to be held before March 2015

• Benin-Nigeria Trade Mission • Gospel Concert to raise funds for Global Fund

For Jesus (to be hosted by GBR Goshen chapter)

• The setting-up of a National GBR Worship Team

We have confidence in Jesus and believe in GBR as a God given vision, and He who gives the vision is in control to bring it to fulfillment for the glory of His name.

Ethiopia Annual Report 2014-2015 The Ethopia Chapter was launched at a formal Gala Dinner which was attended by 45 people and the event was graced by 2 diplomats from the AU – one from Lesotho with her husband and one from Benin. The Event was a resounding success with the majority of the attendants. The second day was the Leadership Training which was the focused on the indiuction of the leadership elect and introducing them to the operational elements

Her Excellency Eugenia liaising with His Excellency Farai Masunda managed to hold a meeting with some Zimbabwean prospective GBR members. Shortly after the prelaunch Mrs Salome Mutsinze traveled to South Africa on a business trip. While in South Africa she sought an audience with GBR Africa Head to further understand what GBR stands for. After the meeting she was tasked to head the Interim GBR committee which had a mandate of organizing an official launch of GBR Zimbabwe Chapter. An Interim committee was chosen on the 19th of July 2014. The Interim Committee held up to 8 meetings in preparation for the launch.

Members of the Interim Committee Chairperson

Mrs S Mutsinze

Vice Chairperson

Mr Farai Masunda

Treasurer

Mrs Nomusa Yehudah

Secretary

Mr N B Gumede

Vice Secretary

Mr Ken Makunura

Preparations for the Launch

We had a series of meetings which were held in preparation for the launch which was on the 3th and 4th of October at Crown Plaza Hotel. The members of the Interim committee were assigned with different responsibilities in preparation of The Launch of Zimbabwe. Logistics for the launch were assigned to different members from the committee; the responsibilities were assigned as follows. Quotations for the different items are to be made available to the chairperson (Mrs. S Mutsinze).

Launch Organisers Venue

Mr. Nigel Mangwiro

PA Systems

Mr Farai Masunda

Photography

Mr N B Gumede

Design

Mr Gumede & Masunda

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GBR Zimbabwe Launch

The GBR Launch which was held at Crown Plaza on the 3th and 4th October was graced by The GBR Africa Head (Eugenia) she came with a team from South Africa. Her Excellency Eugenia came with a team from South Africa that was there throughout the launch. She did various presentations about...

DAY 1

Topics Covered • What is GBR? • Departments within GBR • Why GBR? • Joining GBR The Evening session of the First day was ended on a high note with a Dinner of Worship and a Presentation on Global Fund Jesus (GFFJ) formally branded Global Fund For Christ (GFFC)

Day 2 • GBR Introduction and history • Guiding Principles • Main Aims and Objectives • Establishment and composition of Roundtables • Leadership Structure. Day 2 of the launch was concluded with choosing the National Executive of GBR Zimbabwe Chapter. The launch was attended by 62 people among them we had professionals from different walks of life, business people and individuals.

Members of the Interim Committee Chairperson

Mrs Salome Mustinze

Vice Chairperson

Mr Ken Makunura

Treasurer

Mr David Mbiba

Legal Team

Mrs Phillis Zvenyika Mr Mudambanuki

Secretary

Mr N B Gumede

Head Women of Character

Mrs Nomusa Yehudah

Committee Members

Miss Tsisti Gono Mr Farai Masunda Mr Thokozile Simba Pastor Barnabas Mr Geoffrey Kujenga

LESOTHO ANNUAL REPORT 2014 - 2015 GBR Lesotho was established on 14/10/2011 in Maseru, Lesotho. The Mafeteng and Quthing branches were subsequently established on 14/06/2013 in line with the GBR international standard. The fortnight sessions are held in Maseru and Mefeteng chapters, and there is the anticipated growth of GBR membership.

Roundtable Sessions 1.1 GBR Maseru

GBR Maseru had 22 successful roundtable sessions in the period under review which were held at Just in Time Restaurant. The round table maintain an average of 30 consistence members, and 18 met the criteria of Members in good standing. The session topics were dominantly business focus followed by emotional or social intelligence, while spiritual and health wellness was the least.

1.2 GBR Mafeteng

GBR Mafeteng had 20 successful roundtable sessions in the period under review which were held in two different venues one at rental and one office meeting from one of the GBR Exco. The regular member attendance is below average (7) which could not form a part of EXCO as result members did not met member in good standing criteria. Topics discussed were on the following: gender and child protection, nutrition, business and emotional intelligence.

1.3 GBR Quthing

GBR Quthing normal sessions are suspended due to leadership recruiting under process. Only two

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1.7 Women of character

meetings for leadership were held in Quthing chaired by EXCO chairperson from Maseru.

1.4 GBR Briefing Botha-Bothe

GBR Botha- Bothe de briefing sessions are held Mabotle Dressmaking Hall once a month to screen the possibility of launching GBR. More effort on recruiting and selecting the right leadership is under process. Official launch will be on the second quarter of 2015.

1.5 Future Leader

Normal Future Leaders Sessions are held every two weeks as per the Calendar. Speakers are secured by the Administration and Communications team. The team is also responsible for making a roster for people who are to serve during the session, securing the venue, for circulating reminders about the sessions and keeping the register for the sessions.

1.6 The N.U.L Student Chapters Launch

The FL Lesotho has successfully launched the N.U.L student chapters in 2014. The launch attracted more than 300 students representing all courses, all denominations and all levels of learning at the University. Students from in campus and out campus were represented at the launch. Mrs. Mamahao Mahao (lecturer and member of GBR) is currently overseeing the chapter as after its inception school went into recess. A what’s up group for the NUL steering committee has been established and it is quite a participatory and interactive group. N.U.L. was represented at intervarsity debate on 30th September 2014 held in Johannesburg. Lesotho won the trophy and will be hosting 2015 university debate.

Committee has conducted all its monthly meetings intended for planning of activities and reporting thereof. WOC Lesotho has commenced preparatory work of conducting its planned activities for the year by establishing new working relationship and renewing existing ones with relevant institutions. It has also commenced with its fundraising activities for increasing funds. However, committee members were not able to start with monthly contributions as they coincided with other activities that required funds and a consensus was reached that collection should start at a deferred later date.

Achievements Activity1: Promoting GBR to All Stakeholders

The International Youth Day Initiatives have been made to have collaborations and partnerships with different Ministries and the Private Sector as a way to advance and grow the GBR foot print in Lesotho. The FL was invited by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Recreation to attend the celebration of the International Youth day under the theme - Mental Health. Future Leaders were part of Youth Organisations that were invited to participate in the youth dialogue.

Activity 2: To build and increase membership to the Existing GBR branches

Future Leaders Local Face book Page As an initiative to enhance communication and enlarge the FL foot print the communications team has set up a local Face book page. The page is a platform where young people can post their challenges and opinions and remedies thereof sought. The response has so far been positive. The platform is intended to attract more young people and retain the ones that are already active members. WOC home meetings focused at all different issues related to families was introduced to increase and build membership were held at three different members home.

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Activity 3: To launch student chapter at one of the Universities local. • Launch of student Chapter at national University

website.

of Lesotho

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launched in May 2014.

Launch

Activity 4: To launch two new branches • Bloemfontein (RSA) in western region was • De- briefing sessions established in Botha- Bothe. Activity 5: Planning resources for 2015 • Lesotho Expansion Strategic Plan Report approved by EXCO on 30th October 2014.

• Appointment of National Treasurer • GBR memorabilia annual sales of R3300.00 Challenges

1. Low income generating activities which does not meet year plan activities. 2. Members are relatively inconsistent in attending both executive meetings and normal sessions. 3. Design of mentorship programme for new branches 4. Up keep GBR Lesotho activities on the website 5. Lack of consortium in GBR chapters that will be active in GBR trade and investment missions.

Way Forward • Establish monthly business breakfast that will add value to quality membership.

• Continuous recruiting and selecting of potential leadership

• Leadership workshop programmes • Introduce annual Trade and Investment mission. Year Plan- 2015 • To launch two new chapters at the districts. • To host 2015 SADC regional retreat camp in October 2015

• To host 2015 University Debate for Student Chapter. • To host Lesotho and Spain Trade and investment mission on the first quarter.

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• Introduce leadership workshop. • Update Lesotho GBR activities on a

The launch took place on Friday the 19th and 20th of May 2014 at Tiama Hotel and this was organized by the Interim Leadership that was instituted in April during the pre-launch. The Trade Mission started the morning of Monday the 19th May 2014, followed by the launch and Gala Dinner and Leadership Induction the following morning at the conference room of Côte d’Ivoire chamber of Commerce. The Interim Team was led by their Excellencies Kouakou Privat, Adeleke Hannelore, Bolou Edwige, Lasme Jean Baptiste, Lorng Charles. The Team SA GBR was represented by Nomsa Kula, Eugenia Kula. The Benin team was represented by Akplogan Jean Claude and Anicet. During this launch the delegates were diverse in term of gender, professions and sectors. The general manager of the Investment Promotion Centre in Côte d’Ivoire, the director of economic information of the Chamber of Commerce of Côte d’Ivoire are presented the business environment in the country and the technical advisor of the minister of commerce presented “the phoenix plan”, the first big economic plan to improve business in Côte d’ivoire. Moreover the vision of GBR as presented by Eugenia Ameyaw and Jean Claude AKPLOGAN was well received by those present.


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The Cote d’Ivoire GBR leadership team Chairperson: Kouakou Privat

As the year closes Cote d’Ivore is looking to launch 2 more chapters to bring to 3 the number of Chapters in the country which we anticipate will set up a launch pad for more launches in 2015.

Deputy Chairpesron: N’guessan Essis Job Special Advisor of the Minister of Commerce, Founder and CEO of USC, GFFJ : Diakite Nadia – pastor (resigned),

GBR Cote d’Ivoire Partnership

Optometrist, Business man, Founder and CEO of Holy Vision

Secretary : Me Raux Athanase Lawyer

Deputy Secretary: Maikiol Adou Manager of SENEVE Sarl, Treasurer : Tanoh Kra Marie Rose

Sales Representative

Deputy Treasurer : Bravo François Founder and CEO of Ocean Group

Communication: Lorng Charles Mathurin

Deputy Chairman of Ivorian Federation of Chess, General Manager of AE Business,

Man of integrity: Monney Georges Business Man, General Manager of TGEMA, Woman of Character: Adeleke Hannelore

General Manager of Ola Praise Organization

Future Leaders: Lasme Jean Baptiste Sales Executive

Prayer and intercession : M’badama Kevin Pastor and Head oh Human Resources

The Chapter is on the verge of signing 2 agreements

1°- Business 24 TV:

A Broadcasting TV for Economic News Airtime was negotiated a TV channel. This show will be done once per month and will do GBR advertising. We will talk about GBR vision, GBR activities in the world and in Côte d’Ivoire, financial training, GBR financial program, etc… We are still waiting the final agreement of the general manager of this broadcasting before finalizing the contract.

2°- EIC Corporation:

An International Financial Hub Ivoirians Private Investors and Business Angels in the development of Financial Education via the Invest Clubs and Promotion of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in West Africa. We are about to finalise the contract with them. The company is a Christian company because everybody in this enterprise are Christians (the founder, the CEO, the general manager and all the employees). They are the new GBR Côte d’Ivoire members since the 1st week. We have a lot of deal together to create wealth in the Christian community. You can see below what they really do and their vision.

Aspirations 1° - Getting 500 members in 2015 for GBR Côte d’Ivoire

International Affairs: Doué Guy Hervé

2°- Making to GBR the most important platform for

Special advisor: Archibishop Kassi Adou Celestin

3°- Organizing every year the biggest business

Meeting and Launches

After receiving the vision of GBR in January 2014, HE Mr. Saturnin da Cruz came to participate in the March 2014 conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

chairman of International Christian Chamber of Commerce, founder and General Manager of SET Sarl

Chairman of Evangelical Protestant Commission of Côte d’Ivoire

Since the launch in May, GBR Côte d’Ivoire has done at least one meeting per month until in September 2014, after the further clarification and anointing by the Convener during the Thought Leaders Summit. All the GBR members are very motivated to work for this vision of the Convenor coming from God.

wealth creation as the first preferred partner of Côte d’Ivoire to be strong in Francophone Africa

opportunity forum in Côte d’ivoire.

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GBR Congo Brazaville is a testimony of the power of network.His Excellency Da Cruz after hearing about GBR from His Excellency Jean Claude attended the Annual General Assembly and GFFJ Gala dinner in March 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

GBR Burkina Faso was launched on the 5th and 6th of September 2014 at Laico Hotel.The program started with a Trade Mission where the Chamber of Commerce and Ecobank made presentations.

In June 2014, GBR Congo was successfuly launched in Pointe-Noire, Congo Brazzaville by Excellencies Eugenia Ameyaw and Jean-Claude Akplogan.There was a Trade Mission and the Gala Dinner, followed by the leadership training. An executive committee was established and HE Mr Saturnin da Cruz was nominated as the chairperson.

Activities

After the launch, the chapter has continued to meet regularly and there have been consistent meetings of the executive committee to continue to develop and align the strategy of GBR Congo. GBR Congo Brazzaville participated in the launch of Burkina Faso and the Thought Leaders Summit in Johannesburg in September 2014. Few days before the Johannesburg conference of 20 September 2014, GBR Congo Brazzaville has successfully organize an outreach program. They distribution of food, drugs and mosquito nets to the main hospital in Pointe-Noire and prayed for the sick. This was done with the leaders wearing their GBR and GFFC golf shirts.The program was broadcast on television and the whole country and GBR, GFFJ & Jesus’s flag was lifted high. All GBR Congo Brazzaville team is preparing for the launch of the chapters of Brazzaville and Dolesie in January 2014, and some leaders will attend the prayer camp. We give thanks to the Lord for his work in GBR Congo Brazzaville.

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The two Cabinet Ministers attended the Gala Diner namely the Minister of Women Affairs and the Minister of Environmental Affairs.The following morning the leadership induction was held and an Interim Leadership was put in place.

Activities

Two weeks later GBR Burkina Faso was represented by Joseph DAYAMBA during the Thought Leaders’ Summit on the 19th and 20th September 2014. GBR-BF has been part of the Christians Business leaders training to improve their leadership skills.

Challenges

Interim Leadership meeting was not held due some logistical problems and later the political upheavals affected the holding of meeting.

Future Plans

A launch of a new chapter is planned and about 4 members plan to attend the Retreat and Prayer Camp.

Senegal Annual Report 2014 - 2015 The launch of GBR Senegal was scheduled to run over 2 days the 1st day being the GBR Trade Mission and a Gala Dinner to offically launch GBR and GFFJ. The trade mission was attended by about 30 people. By the Gala Dinner the attendance jumped to almost sixty and then 75 altogether came to find out about GBR.


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The second day was the leadership training and induction which saw the setting up of an Interim Leadership drawn up from business owners, professional, local ministers, doctors and university students.

Activities

Three meeting were held since the launch in October 2014 The launch of the second local chapter called Dakar Prémices (was already scheduled for the end of 2014.

Challenges

The activities have been slow because few of the members do not fully understand GBR, especially that some came on the last day. Access to internet by some members and leaders.

Future Plans

Praise the lord for those that have understood and are willing to help move GBR forward in Senegal. Despite a slow start, we believe that 2015 will be a great year for GBR Senegal. With already over 100 likes on facebook, GBR Senegal is expecting tremendous growth during the first quarter of the year 2015 and as the local chapters will start.

Nigeria Annual Report 2014 - 2015 Lagos Roundtable

The Lagos GBR session for the year under review has been interesting. Our general meetings are held twice monthly – and the third Saturday- sees the hosting of scheduled steering committee meetings.

In order to achieve the GBR Vision and Mandate, we focused on 3 major areas:

lectures and seminars structured to challenge our membership towards practical implementation of the discourses with attendant results. 2. Enabling members attend international conferences and launches such as the Prayer Camp, Annual Conference, Strategy Session, Thought Leaders and Togo and Côte d’Ivoire launches. We emphasize on this because we have observed that those who make it for these programs return with a new zest and passion to propagate the GBR Vision. 3. Launching and establishing of new roundtables within the country among which were Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Jos.

Some other milestones achieved within the year include:

1. Near completion of the registration of GBR Members for a Cooperative and Thrift Society with the Lagos State government. 2. Establishment of farmlands both within and outside Lagos by some of our members based on the business workshops held within the period under review. 3. Setting up of the GFFJ Nigeria National Board of Trustees which held her inaugural meeting on December 2, 2014 in Lagos with a follow up meeting slated for February next year. From the meeting, all the board members expressed their interest to participate in the forth coming GBR Prayer Camp, Annual Conference and other International programs. This is a key achievement for Nigeria, as this now gives us relevant clout to interact more with the business community and political class. 3. Set to begin 3 new roundtables in the coming year.

1. Helping people understand the GBR vision, mission, benefits and other business opportunities. To this end, we had several

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Future Leaders

The future leaders have since commenced meetings and enjoy good membership. To date, plans to launch at the University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology and Lagos State University are already underway and should happen in 2015.

Attendance:

Regular attendance of members remains a challenge. Often the members who attend today may not come the next meeting only to show up some time again. So we have had to look at possible solutions to deal with it. For the coming year, we believe that with new strategies in place, this phenomenon will be a thing of the past.

The intercessory group is also established and holds a session once every month. Members have indicated interest in GFFJ and picked up cards.

Ibadan, Jos and Port Harcourt Roundtables

The Ibadan, Jos and Port Harcourt chapters, like new borne babes are undergoing initial teething challenges which we believe they will surmount, as they grow.

The Future

With the grace, wisdom and spirit of God directing, we envisage a more dynamic year for GBR/GFFJ in 2015.

Abuja Annual Report 2014 - 2015 GBR Abuja was able to establish three roundtables namely; 1. Area 7 2. Life camp 3. Asokoro

All three roundtables enjoy good membership. Two sessions are held every month, one at the various roundtables and the other a combined session where all the roundtables meet to interact. The Women of Character has a chapter and has started a cooperative. Future leaders have a chapter and have established a student chapter in the University of Abuja.

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Mozambique Annual Report 2014 - 2015 The Report tabled accounts for the activities of GBR Mozambique for the period 13th February -22nd November 2014. It reflects on the various programmes and sessions conducted locally and involvement in international and R egional activities. In t he p er i od under review Swaziland 15 Executive Sessions whereby various aspects where discussed in order to achieve all the objectives designed on the action plan both from GBR international and at local level.

Participation in GBR international activities

From 26th - 31st January 4 members of GBR - Moz participated in the Annual Camp and Retreat which was held in KwaZulu Natal where international GBR members garthered to seek the Lord Jesus and planned for the next 5 years 2015 - 2020.


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Faculty of Music and Culture, namely. Eng. Chambale and Dr. Marcos. There are plans to engage members for the plan to launch areas of Maputo and Nampula and Tete Provinces.

International Visit

Since it was plan to launch future leaders in Mozambique in June 14th 2014, the 27th February, GBR-Moz has received a delegation of visitors from Swaziland. The delegation was aimed at encouraging GBR-Moz to work hard and be persistent in their endeavours in the country. In March 2014, 4 members where former President of Mozambique Joaquim Alberto Chissano was the guest of honour attended the GBR International Conference and GFFC Gala Diner.

GBR Moz sessions and Presentations

During 2014, Mozambique held 21 Sessions with different speakers who made presentations on different topics contributing to the member’s growth and increase GBR Moz. Hereafter we present some pictures and table that summarise the dates, venue, topics and name of the speakers. GBR Moz anniversary and attempt for opening new chapters. GBR Mozambique celebrated their second anniversary in July and various contacts were done to expand GBR Mozambique in other places of the Country as intended in the Annual action plan. Potential and fertile grounds have been identified in Gaza Province- Chokwe district to launch a GBR Chapter through Pastor Zacarias Massango who is has taken the onus to also spearhead the launch of the chapter and student Chapter at ISPG (Gaza) a university where he is lecturing. Two members from UEM University have also been working on the establishment of 2 student Chapters at different campuses these being the campus that houses the Faculty of Agronomy and another at the

At the Roundtable Session one of the executive members who was part of the delegation explained about GBR-International vision, Mission and objectives. He stressed the importance of contributing to the GFFJ for members. There were more than 45 participants at the session. On the 28thFebruary GBR-Moz received a visit from international Future Leaders body comprised by Thato Mashao, Bakang Temba, Langa Madonko and Simeleni Mabaso who helped us to reflect on how to prepare the GBR-Moz future leader summit 2014. On the 11th March 2014, a Round Table Session was held to discuss who would participate at the annual GBR Conference and GFFC Gala Dinner. The chairperson informed the members who were at the executive meeting that the former President of Mozambique has accepted the invitation made by GBR international to participate in both GBR Annual Conference and GFFC Gala Dinner taking place from 27th to 28th March 2014.

GBR -MOZ Strategic action Plan

Mozambique is working towards the drafting of a 5Year strategic plan as guided by the Vision 2020 document that has been circulated to the differenc country heads. To date Mozambique has held 2 strategy sessions to deliberate on the way forward for the Chapters and will have a consolidated strategy by the beginning of January. This document will also take into account the 2015 Youth Summit to be hosted in Mozambique.

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Mali Summury Report of Annual Activities 2014 - 2015. All Glory returns to our Lord Jesus Christ for this exceptional favor which was granted to our country in this year 2014 resulting in the launching of the activities of the GBR and GFFC in Mali.

Launching of GBR Mali:

The activities of the launching of GBR Mali proceeded from September 8-9, 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel of Bamako, located within the district of Hamdalaye ACI 2000. The activities were directed by Her Excellency Eugenia Ameyaw of South Africa and His Excellency Jean Claude AKPLOGAN of Benin. Businessmen, professionals and pastors gathered together during two days and could, on this occasion, get built through talks on the environment of the businesses in Mali, the business opportunities in Mali, and presentations on GBR and GFFC. Nearly thirty people took part in these meetings at the end of which a steering committee of 18 members was set up.

Activities:

The steering committee, after the launching of GBR Mali, met on several occasions within the framework of the starting of the activities of GBR Mali which included the seeking for a legal recognition in Mali, the adoption of a mobilization strategy to develop GBR Mali, the creation of a schedule of activities and sessions of GBR and the planning, of future launches of GBR in other areas.

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1. Founding document and legal recognition

The documents as prescribed by the law of Mali where prepared and in the last quarter of 2014 circulated for review and comment by the members of Gbr Mali. Subject to this further legal opinion on the recommendations will be sort and the documents filed accordingly.

2. Adoption of mobilization strategies

With Mali being a predominatly Muslim state with close to 95% of the population being Muslim, it was agreed that it would be key to foster and nurture strategic partnerships and relationships with other Christian organisations. The establishment of relation of confidence between GBR and AGEMPEM which is the umbrella association of Churches, missions and evangelic Christian associations of Mali, is essential to gain the adhesion of the Church members to GBR and even to the acquisition of a legal recognition.

3. Identification of round tables’ topics

The following topics where identified as topics that would be discussed during sessions. • Biblical Concept of Business • Economic Safety • Technique of public procurement in Mali • Taxation in Mali • Richness and blessing • Christian and richness • Businesses and Christian testimony • Types of company in Mali • Guiding principles of accountancy


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His power; in Him we live, move and have our being. Through the grace and guidance of God GBR Swaziland has seen new levels of growth and strategic developments towards the execution of the great mandate we are custodians of.

Highlights of the Annual Report 2014 • A strategic leadership decision to change the

• Principles of success in business • Guiding principles of the financial analysis • Authority of believing in the business world Therefore potential lecturers were identified and certain were already touched.

Starting of the Round Tables

GBR Mali had its inaugural session in 2014 whilst still processing the legal registration of the organization. It was envisaged that there would be 3 sessions before the close of the year whoch would focus on the Spiritual and Economic side of GBR.

Setting of hapter

GBR – Mali intends to launch two chapters and gradually increase that number as per the prevailing circumstance in Mali and the growth and up take of GBR in Mali.

Conclusion

GBR – Mali is, certainly, a response to the need for bringing together the businessmen and professionals of the Malian churches however it must face a mobilization stake of the communities because of the reasons evoked above. The faultless commitment of some members of its committee, since the launching, is very visible however the general participation of the members during the meetings suffers from a great timidity from where the need for persevering in prayer and the adopting of very effective strategies of mobilization.

Swaziland Annual Report October 2014 Chairman’s Desk

It is in all humility of heart that I submit this progress report of the annual report of 2014 on behalf of GBR Swaziland. Glory, honour and praise belong to our God who upholds the very world by the word of

host venue for the International Future Leaders Annual Summit saw GBR Swaziland hosting this great event. Despite the change in host venue being made at very short notice, we are humbled by the tremendous success that was achieved. Special thanks go to the GBR International leadership that placed great confidence in GBR Swaziland to take up the challenge. I will not neglect to acknowledge and appreciate the collaborated, sacrificial effort of the GBR Swaziland family as they convened extensive planning meetings, shared responsibilities and pooled together resources (finances, skills and networks) towards the success of the event.

• Growth and sustainability has remained our

focus in this quarter as new departments or committees that were deemed necessary elements have been established. These include the Domestic Launch Committee, Dispute and Resolution Committee, Man of Integrity, Social Eelfare and Trade & Investment.

• One of the greatest milestones of the quarter

has been the finalisation and adoption of GBR Swaziland’s three-year strategic plan that has begun guiding our progress more systematically and qualitatively, allowing various members to know and own their roles and also perceive how each role feeds into the delivery chain.

The Domestic Launch Committee

The Domestic Launch Committee has been able to conduct a launch workshop for Ezulwini Roundtable which was launched in July 2014. The Ezulwini Roundtable previously was maimed by the National Executive due to its demand in serving in the International Committees it was decided that we appoint an executive to run the roundtable. Launch workshops for Simunye and Nhlangano are in the planning stages hopefully we would have these workshops before the year ends. Simunye is slowly gaining momentum and they now convene their

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pre—launch sessions on the second Tuesday of the month, with an average of 15 attendees. Nhlangano members are being mobilised to serve in the roundtable executive and a launch workshop will be conducted soon.

The launch committee will be developing a framework for efficiently managing a roundtable and strategies for sustainability of same. Chairperson: Mangaliso Maseko Member: Phindile Mabuza Member: Simon Khumalo Member: Sikelela Nzima Member: Zandile Mavuso

Ezulwini Roundtable

The takeover of the Ezulwini Roundtable from the National Executive by the newly established Ezulwini Roundtable Executive Committee since July has proven smooth and wellprepared for. Throughout the period of the leadership transition, Ezulwini has continued to consistently convene effective roundtable sessions, attracting an attendance rate that averages 30 and covering a broad spectrum of empowering topics.

HhohhoRoundtable

The Hhohho Global Business Roundtable has been consistency in hosting monthly sessions since it was launched on the winter season on 26th July, 2013. The Hhohho GBR has been able to develop a database and most members have also GBR membership numbers. The roundtable has developed a yearly workplan for the monthly sessions. We have steady growth in membership and there are plans to grow it. We have healthy books of accounts since there are no outstanding debts, enjoying a surplus.

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There are strategies in place to get sponsorship for all monthly sessions next year. We are also envisaging launching a roundtable in the northern Hhohho most probably Piggs Peak and have started intercessions sessions and there are plans to launch the oth e r d ep ar tments ar e at advanced stage.

We have already covered the following sessions as follows;

Session 8 Positive Living & Business Attitudes by Simangele Maphanga. Session 9 Mining Licence and opportunities by Acting Commissioner Mr S. Ntjalintjali.

Session 10 Understaning Financial Statements by Mr M. Fakudze from M.F & Associates. Session 11 Submission of Tax Returns and Tax Planning-Sunburst Tax Consultants-Ms. Ntombehle Shongwe.

Manzini Roundtable

The Manzini Roundtable is solid testimony to the truth that “whatever is born of God overcomes the world”. It is truly refreshing, encouraging and challenging to witness what God can do if He gets one or two people who are willing to avail themselves. Manzini has been practically enjoying showers of refreshment this quarter since the consultative resuscitation of the leadership and membership beginning of 2014 and the growth is amazing. Attendance in this last quarter has been averaging 43 people with the scope of topics spanning from influential locals to international speakers of renown like Mr.Nissi

Ekpott who was invited to one of the sessions to speak on “Trade & Investment”.

Future Leaders Swaziland

Global Business Roundtable Future Leaders (GBR FL) Swaziland is active in two campuses ; University of Swaziland Kwaluseni Campus was the first student chapter to be launched followed by the University of Swaziland Luyengo Campus. Despite this quarter being the most hectic for student chapters since examination time falls along this quarter, GBR FL has managed to convene very effective sessions that attracted great attendance. The cherry on top has been the excellent ability of the Future Leaders to spearhead the organising of the International Future Leaders Annual Summit hosted by Swaziland on 14h June 2014 amidst the pressure of examinations. The purpose of the event was to bring the youth of all nations together under one roof to discuss and debate on various topics that can empower them. The theme for this year’s summit was


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“Establish, Promote and Execute ethical leadership in Africa”. Delegates included future Leaders from South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania and Nigeria who attended this event in numbers, especially young people in Swaziland with GBR Members from the aforementioned countries present to support the Future Leaders Chapter as this was an international event. The summit was graced by senior government officials including the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of Parliament, key private sector officials, The Vice Chancellor of the University of Tanzania and of the University of Swaziland, Private sector officials, Businessmen, Educators (Lecturers), spiritual leaders and parents. Due to the efforts of the local team, an attendance of more than 450 people was achieved. For Marketing purposes, media campaigns included online publicity (GBR website, Facebook Events Page, marketing through individual Facebook invitations), Broadcast Media (Radio Stations), through Print Marketing (Informative Newspaper and Posters). Please note that Future Leaders sessions were not convened in the months June, July and August due to the academic vacation.

Woman of Character Swaziland

WOC Swaziland has been set to meet on a monthly basis. Each session is characterised by a presentation or activity that will appeal to at least two areas of our lives e.g. business and emotions, or family and empowerment. Sessions are structured in this way based on the principle that Global Business Roundtable ‘focuses on the holistic development of a person in line with Gods plan for His Kingdom’. As a means of growing WOC, the committee resolved to have sessions alternate between the two cities (Mbabane and Manzini) to build capacity and market

WOC in both cities. Meetings are taking place monthly as planned and hope to have good growth in numbers in the future. WOC has changed its operatus memoranda according to the WOC International requirement. All WOC chapters are expected to have activities that centre on ladies or some form of activity. It is not to be a copy of a GBR session. In line with this, WOC Swaziland subsequently had a giving session and an afternoon tea in May and June respectively. WOC ladies gave an elderly woman groceries worth over E1500 and 2 blankets in the giving session. The afternoon tea was held at a member’s house and the session was over Money Mistakes. The committee has observed that WOC is viewed to be a certain age limited department. This being addressed by having all inclusive activities and will be evaluated quarterly. The attendance numbers at WOC sessions is inconsistent. The committee resolved that WOC sessions will always take place as planned regardless of the number of attendees. The form of communication and limited marketing of WOC sessions is a factor to the ability to grow the attendance at sessions. The committee in the second half of 2014 has planned to try go into social networks as a means of drawing attention to WOC.

Leadership Structure:

WOC Swaziland has a seven member committee. Due to the low number of ladies, the committee resolved that the above members act Roundtable representatives until each roundtable is enabled to have its own WOC committee. Ezulwini and Simunye WOC representative are still to be appointed.

Global Fund for Christ (GFFC) and WOC

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committee is planning that from 2015, WOC Swaziland should be contributing into the fund as a department.

GFFC Swaziland

GFFC Swaziland continued to mobilize GBR members to volunteer to be Ambassadors, to give and pledge to give to GFFC and for those who pledged to honour those pledges. In order to further enhance the collection of revenue and simplify the giving modalities, the committee resolved to open a bank account from the local banking sector. This was expected to make it easy to deposit cash by individuals. GFFC in collaboration with GBR was in the process of establishing GFFC Committees at Chapter level. Reasonable progress was made but there was still a lot of work yet to be done.

Financila NarrativeReport - Treasure’s Desk

The Financial report is given to you in a spirit of fellowship. I, the treasurer, recognize my obligation to report how your gifts to God are used for the daily operations, for the many programs and for the various ministries of GBR Swaziland. All of us are proud of our GBR Swaziland because of the spirit of faith and friendship that pervades everything. We love GBR, have close friends here and collaborate closely with everyone. Without your generosity and sacrifice, without your involvement and volunteerism, without your support and encouragement, GBR Swaziland could not be what it has become.

Gratitude is due to:

THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE: Behind the scenes is a volunteer group of men and women, who spare their precious and valuable time for the raising and spending of funds in GBR Swaziland. Their service and guidance is invaluable. I would like to express my sincere gratitude also for their patience and guidance especially to me as the incoming treasurer. Being in such a position is never easy, being in the midst of such great and successful people is also quite overwhelming, I do realize my mandate and I know God will make me a better person. THE REGIONAL OFFICES: They are the reason for every smile when we talk about GBR Swaziland because they are true reflections of our growth and their support has been priceless.

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Tirelessly committing themselves in spreading the wings and assuring every member of the wonders of God through the GBR mandate, these guys have been awesome. THE DEPARTMENTS: To the men and women who give their time and talent to the growth of GBR Swaziland. Their service is often unnoticed. If we were to pay each volunteer a minimum wage, GBR Swaziland would come close to bankruptcy. If they were materially compensated, something precious and good would be lost: the spirit of love and sense of ownership of GBR Swaziland. We appreciate them all. GBR Swaziland: You are the faces that come to mind when the name “GBR Swaziland “is spoken. Your sacrifices, your cooperation, your compliments to us and your constant faith are what make GBR Swaziland more like the Kingdom Jesus asks us to build. Thank you.

ACTIVITIES GBR MEETINGS

In all our meetings we have been able to settle our balance as per our responsibility. This shows our ability to attract the right caliber of business people who will add value not only into each other’s lives but also to GFFC.

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as Jesus said it, we owe no man.

Pledges

This year as GBR Swaziland, we were highly honoured by being given the mandate to host the International Future Leaders Annual Youth Summit for 2014. This event was held at the Royal Swazi Convention on June 14, 2014. Preparations for the event started around April 2014, we were already against time. But much to the amazement of everyone, GBR Swaziland members from all roundtables made pledges towards the event amounting to more than E10, 000.00. Some pledges were received prior to the event which was quite commendable because it gave the organizing team a good start up. Much appreciation is being given to all the members who tirelessly and everyday contribute towards the success of not only the summit but all GBR events locally and internationally.

The Future Leaders Annual Youth Summit

Having hosted the annual prayer camp in the last financial year, hosting the successful annual youth summit was cherry on top, it made us realise just how much God continues to bless us with the strength, humility, and wisdom to do above all things that we thought we could do. Through this event we saw how when we “seek first the Kingdom of God� all things are surely added unto us, be it financially, mentally, physically and otherwise. This event also made us as a team realise how much impact the National Executive has made on the Future Leaders. They have grown from one level of glory to another. The mentoring practised by the Leaders on our future leaders is amazing.

We would like to send our sincere gratitude to our Convenor Mr Sipho Mseleku, International Future Leaders Team and all GBR Members for their contributions which dearly made the event a success. And to all the members who made it, we were truly honoured.

GFFC

It is with great excitement to see the establishment of this department. The team has been doing a wonderful job. Them making sure that they visit every roundtable and every session to make presentations shows that the future is indeed bright. It is with such hardworking members that we are assured that indeed GFFC will be the biggest fund that the world had ever seen. I’m reminded of the Scripture in 1 Corinthians 2 verse 9. The most amazing part is the members from roundtables who are responding positively in working together with the Chief Ambassador and his team. We look forward to the coming financial year.

Upcomming Launching of new chapters

Simunye Roundtable: 9th December 2014 Shiselweni Roundtable: 10th February 2015

Conclusion

The end of this financial year marked another additional growth for GBR. Even though the world economy continues to affect the business sector leading to low levels of investments, we are truly grateful to God that each and every one of the members put an effort to stimulate our financial situation. Despite the conditions that prevail in all business sectors, GBR Swaziland was able to remain in the positive lane and grow by a reasonable margin. As GBR Swaziland, we remain confident on the abilities of our members to remain contributing for the growth of not only themselves but GFFJ.

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During the year, we focused our efforts on spreading the mandate through the birth of our Mbabane Branch and GFFJ finally taking shape. This has given our financial report some shape leading to obvious growth. We believe that growth is what we are and the current financial year will show itself.

Kenya Annual Report 2014 - 2015 The main chapter had monthly Sessions which were scheduled to two(2) Saturdays being the first(1st) and last Saturday of every month in order to ensure maximum attendance. Second to that a good number of the sessions were dedicated on coming up with GBR Kenya sensitization strategy (a copy of which will be shared in 2015) in a bid to expand and launch out to all parts of Kenya. Leaders were specifically tasked to spearhead the process and they made specific pledges that for every Public Session they will be coming with one new person to orient them into the GBR Vision. The strategy bore fruit and built the leaders confidence in sharing the vision to their colleagues and others with a view of expanding GBR in Kenya.

The major challenge again has been limited funds to enable deep launching, and a couple of suggestions were made: 1. The Kenya Leadership suggested that donors for specific activities be identified and a dedicated proposal writing and donor selection session be set in one of the GBR sessions 2. A monthly membership contribution above the GBR offering was proposed to be introduced, and it was Kshs. 250 to cater for the Secretariat costs during the sessions, this has been quite successful and sessions have since improved tremendously. GBR Kenya County Development Programme with the first County Government being the County Government of Kwale High Level Trade and Investment Forum, which became a major success not only for GBR fraternity but also for the County Government 3. GBR Monthly Breakfast meetings, which are basically open sessions to the public where the vision is sold out to them and recruitment of new members also takes place 4. GBR Kenya Partners Roundtable which is geared to take place from 2015, the Partners Roundtable is geared towards collaborating with various Development

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Partners who share a similar vision with GBR, with a view of enhancing capacity and penetrating deeper and wider.

Identified partners amongst others are: • German Business Association 
 • Kenya Private Sector Alliance(KEPSA) 
 • Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry 


• The Seasoned Woman Inc. 
 • CITADEL East Africa Microinsurance Ltd 
 4. GBR- Migori County Government Launch(in the Pipeline)
5. GBR- Kwale County Government MoU signing (a date is yet to be set). 5. Possible Funding of GBR Worldwide Projects by IDC South Africa, a proposal was sent to GBR Head of Trade and Investment.

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Preparing a Business Plan 900 for Africa, Africa 2.0 Annual Leadership Symposium, Labadi, Beach Accra Ghana IDC South Africa Meeting

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2014 for GBR Kenya has been a launching pad, given the very many challenges initially the Chapter was faced with. We acquired Secretariat Space at the Chairpersons offices and this has gone a long way in streamlining a lot of things by creating a lot of efficiency in meetings. The Leadership has seriously picked up on their respective mandates and are now carrying the


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a lot of bureaucracies, such as the few that were experienced in Kwale especially in preparing the Programme line up for the High Level Investment Forum, where a good number of experts within GBR Fraternity were left out in the programme and this would have added more value to the Conference. This was suggested must be very clear at the onset of the Planning Process to avoid contradictions.

Mandate more enthusiastically after a few times of orientation they can now comfortably replicate the vision in the Chairs absence. For a long time coming, GBR Kenya lacked a Vice Chairperson, however in July, 2014, came on board the National Vice Chairperson, Hon. Excellency Daniel Gereza Dena, from Kwale County who has been quite supportive to this vision despite the fact the geographical gap between Nairobi County and Kwale County. In addition there is in place the GBR Kwale County Secretariat chaired by Excellency Hamisi Dzila, who assisted GBR Kenya greatly in the ground work of the County Government of Kwale High Level Investment Forum. It is our hope as the Kenyan team that 2015 will be a year of Gods Extreme Grace in which a lot will be achieved to take the vision another level.

Challenges

One of the major challenges that was raised as a concern by the team was full participation by the team in County Government –GBR activities, it was felt by some members and leaders that County Governments had tendencies of misusing efforts and inputs of member/ leaders and then try to side line the efforts, there was also the feeling that GBR International was viewed with more significance than GBR Kenya/Kwale , that misconception was sometimes very evident even in the preparatory meetings of the County Government of Kwale and sometimes efforts had to be made to disabuse their minds and emphasise that we are all one despite the boundary demarcations. It was proposed therefore that in future County Collaborations, the GBR Head of Investment should put a strong emphasis on having good representation in the Planning Committees to ensure there is a balance of opinions and views, and to legitimize the Partnership, it was felt that much as the Chairperson had the mandate to do so, having official communication from the Head of Investment would be able to downscale

The other challenge came in the mobilization of international attendees to the Investment Conference. GBR is represented currently in close to about 30-40 countries, the concern raised by the County Government of Kwale was not all these countries were represented in the forum, only four(4) countries from GBR circles attended and there was a feeling that maybe we did not do adequate follow up on the same, in future GBR Kenya in collaboration with the Trade and Investment Department should put in more efforts so that at least this improves. The understanding is if there is a wider representation then business engagements become a bit more flexible and a few agreements can be entered into ahead of the more technical agreements. Lastly was as the GBR fraternity, we should have ways through the Trade and Investment Department of reciprocating certain actions to avoid GBR being misconceived. This was a concern raised by the County Government of Kwale, on many issues concerning their return trip to South Africa, some of the lapses were caused by their laxity especially on procedural immigration issues common to all, however, we may need to put certain considerations on reciprocity in place, it may take time, but our humble suggestion is that this goes a long way in fostering long standing business partnerships, for instance in a delegation headed by the Governor or head of delegation as appointed by the Government, it may be prudent to waive certain things so that there is no impression that we are just out to maximise profits without really catering for the welfare of the delegation( this was a complain that was registered by the Head of Delegation, County Government of Kwale). Another challenge we have faced is making GFFC and Woman of Character a bit more vibrant in Kenya.

Opportunities

The County Government of Kwale opened a myriad of opportunities for GBR Kenya and in the pipeline we have: • GBR –County Government of Migori 
 • GBR- County Government of Kakamega 
 • GBR- County Government of Nairobi 
 In addition GBR- Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with New Image Youth Organization Nairobi to Launch out in mentoring youth under the Future Leaders Programme, in which we shall be going round mentoring young people in Nairobi.

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North American Annual Report 2014 - 2015 North America Launches and Business Conferences GBR Washington/Maryland Business Conference and Launch

The first of November 2014 saw the launch of GBR Washington/Maryland in an event that was hosted by His Excellency Mr. Sunny Sydney, the GBR North America Launches Coordinator. The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Maryland, and included attendees from three areas: Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia; as well as leaders and members from the GBR International community. GBR International leaders who attended the event included the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable Training and Development Department, His Excellency Mr. Don Allen, the Head of the International Trade and Investment, His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable International Affairs Department, Her Excellency Ms. Damis Arubayi, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable Africa Affairs Department, Her Excellency Ms. Eugenia Ameyaw, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable Future Leaders Department, His Excellency Mr. Thato Mashao and the Chairperson of GBR Cradock, Her Excellency Ms. Nomsa Kula. The formal launch was preceded by opening remarks which were made by His Excellency Mr. Eric Henderson, the Director of XCBG international Development Group. His Excellency Mr. Henderson spoke about the need for a “Money Making Motive” to invest in Africa, and what he termed the “4-Fs” to Investing in Africa: Finding what is already being funded; Following what is already being funded; Foraging around the opportunity being invested-in and financed; and having Faith – believing in the unseen.

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This presentation set the tone for the Business Conference themed US-Africa Trade and Investments. The Business Conference included presentations from a leading practitioner in the Health Sector: namely Dr. Herbert E. Oye of Oyesis Healthcare, a transatlantic healthcare delivery system developed to provide world class, cutting-edge medical and surgical services to urban and rural communities in developing countries. Dr. Oye drew attention to the need for innovative ways to create efficacious and safe healthcare solutions in Africa, given the tendency to seek health solutions outside the continent. One way of accomplishing this task was through forging “sister cities” such as the Maryland Oyo State and other similar partnerships. His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott, the Head of the Global Business Roundtable’s International Trade and Investment Department, followed Dr. Oye’s presentation with a snapshot view of “Doing Business in Africa”. In his presentation, His Excellency Mr. Ekpott highlighted that it is ten times harder to do business in Africa as opposed three times harder elsewhere. He further advised of an upturn of business in the private sector in many African countries, the need for would-be investors in the continent of Africa to appreciate that some African countries, such as Botswana, have a low tolerance for corruption, and the need to exercise caution when dealing with African governments with histories of corruptive practices. He also bemoaned the condition of more money than projects being present on the continent, and the need to develop ideas into bankable projects. Lastly, His Excellency Mr. Ekpott drew attention to the fact that poverty prevails everywhere that “Government is God”, and encouraged business relationships that spur the private sector involvement in projects to address and avoid this paradigm. Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson, the Managing partner of the African Trade Business Center introduced her topic on Doing Business with Africa with statistics on the continent of Africa, calling attention


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to the growing youth and middle-class demographic. Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson also presented initiatives for citizens of America to do business in Africa, including grants for conducting feasibility studies, funding for certain projects, opportunities to participate in sister-state initiatives, Doing Business in Africa (DBIA) Initiatives and existing partnerships that citizens can benefit from. Lastly, Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson gave a synopsis United States companies currently doing business in Africa, despite the “perceived” rough terrain. Finally, the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku gave a presentation on Doing Business in Africa, highlighting the geographic mass of the continent, its resource potential, painful past, and the need to invest in its future, and particularly in a new brand of leadership. The Convener described a scenario in “Decolonizing the Mind” (Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, 1986) whereby the robber had formed a relationship with the robbed to carry out the business of robbing, in direct reference to Africa’s past. The Convener further emphasized the need for Africans to remain at the center of the solutions of their problems. Following the Business Conference, a formal launch was conducted in which the Global Business Roundtable and Global Fund for Jesus organizations were detailed by the Convener, and remarks made on both presentations by His Excellency Mr. Edwin Advent, the Chairman/ CEO of Soul of the South Network. His Excellency Mr. Advent went on to present a Washington DC state flag to the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable as a sign of GBR’s entry into the region. The newly formed roundtable was aptly christened GBR DMV, as a symbol of the focus of the roundtable on the three neighboring states. The official launch was followed by a leadership induction program for potential leaders of GBR DMV. The lead-

ership induction program saw presentations being made by several leaders from GBR International in attendance. on the various topics and departments within GBR such as GBR Men of Integrity and GBR Intercession (His Excellency Don Allen), GBR Future Leaders and GBR Praise and Worship (His Excellency Thato Mashao), GBR Women of Character and GBR Africa Affairs (Her Excellency Ms. Eugenia Ameyaw), and the Qualifications of Chairpersons and Members, and the GBR International Affairs (Her Excellency Ms. Damis Arubayi).

GBR Atlanta Business Conference and Launch

The 3rd of November 2014 witnessed the birth of the GBR Atlanta chapter at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, and in a similar fashion to the birth of GBR DMV: the formal launch was preceded by a Business Conference following opening remarks by His Excellency Mr. Kwanza Hall, a City of Atlanta Councilman representing District 2, Atlanta. His Excellency Mr. Hall highlighted the key features of the city of Atlanta, namely that the city boasts the world’s busiest airport – with up to over 100million passengers passing through the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in a year. The city also boasts the title of being the 3rd in the nation for hosting Fortune 500 companies such as Delta Airlines and Coca Cola. The city of Atlanta also hosts AmericasMart: one of the world’s largest permanent wholesale trade centres, with the largest shelves for gifts and apparels in the world, and is often referred to as the “Superbowl of Business”. His Excellency Mr. Kwanza Hall concluded his opening remarks by stating that the city of Atlanta was open for business. In line with the Conference’s US-Africa Trade and Investments theme, His Excellency Mr. Kevin Lowther, the CEO of MyPower Solutions presented a solution to what he deemed the “toxic-charity model” that often prevails in many developing countries. The solution preseh powered container that houses mobile, rechargeable

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battery units that are capable of serving up to 500 customers (each with a family of 5) on the front end, and being used as office space or a small retail center on the back end. Introduced in the right market, the franchise options presented also have the potential of generating substantial profits for businesspeople and missionaries alike, turning their enterprises and missions into financially-sustainable entities. Following the MyPower Solutions presentation, His Excellency Professor William Amponsah of Georgia Southern University made a presentation on Africa: A Prime Destination for Foreign Direct Investment and Trade. In his presentation, Professor Amponsah detailed Africa’s new economic renaissance: in the past ten years, African countries have experienced unprecedented economic growth rates. According to Professor Amponsah, reports site that the top ten fastest growing economies in the world are from Africa. Professor Amponsah went on to highlight what accounts for the recent growth, including increased investment in infrastructure, improved political stability, improved business climate (ease of doing business) and open and flexible trade policies, to name a few. The Head of GBR International Trade and Investment (ITI), His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott followed this presentation with highlights on the GBR ITI Department, and testimonials on doing business in Africa. Georgia House of Representatives’ Ms. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, who is also the head of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus followed His Excellency Mr.

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Nissi Ekpott’s presentation with vital information on the African American populace of the state of Georgia, such as the fact that the amount of capital spent in Georgia by American Americans, or their buying power lies between $74 – 80billion. Her Excellency Ms. Dee Dawkins-Haigler also announced that Africa is not the new frontier – but rather that it has always been (the frontier). Excellency Ms. Dee Dawkins-Haigler concluded her presentation by stating that Africa’s footprint on the continent must be strong, and that there is need for strong partnerships to ensure this. The presentations on GBR and GFFC by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mselelku preceded the official launch of GBR Atlanta, whereby a Georgia State flag was presented to the Convener, following comments on both presentations by Her Excellency Dr. Levonder Brinkley of Corporate Warrior Consulting.

GBR Houston Business Conference and Launch

The Global Business Roundtable launched its Houston Chapter on the 5th of November 2014 at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel. This event incorporated a Business Conference and official launch, with the Business Conference including a wide variety of presentations in areas such healthcare, oil and gas and energy. Presentations made included a submission by the directors of 2nd MD – His Excellencies Mr. Clint and Mr. Brent Phillips on an innovative healthcare solution in the form of a web-based platform that gives access to some of the most accomplished physician specialists through face-to-face chats, allowing for second opinions from expert medical specialists. The presentation on 2nd MD preceded a presentation by the Executive Vice President of the Africa Gas Association – His Excellency Dr. Constantine Nana who delivered an informative brief on Corporate Social Responsibility for the Oil and Gas sector. In his presentation, His Excellency Dr.


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presentations on a variety of topics.

Constantine Nana emphasized the importance of corporations who benefit financially from the oil and gas resources of a particular community to be actively involved in the community’s development through various social programs. His Excellency Dr. Constantine Nana’s presentation was followed by an official welcome to the City of Houston by one of its greatest champions: the ChairElect of the City of Houston’s Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council’s (MITDC) Africa Division, Her Excellency Ms. Ama Love. Her Excellency Ms. Ama Love’s welcome was followed by a presentation by Mrs. Terry Stringer, the President of the Houston Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a national, nonprofit association of more than 1,700 energy professionals and business owners within forty four chapters in seven regions throughout the United States. Her Excellency Mrs. Terry Stringer shared on some of the AABE’s signature programs, including the Charity Golf Tournament and Energy Light Swap Program, where conventional light bulbs are “swapped” with energy efficient units. Both presentations on GBR and GFFC were followed the Business Conference, and the official launch of GBR Houston was carried out, after comments were made on the two presentations by His Excellency Reverend Martin Stringer. GBR Detroit Business Conference and Launch. The 8th of November 2014 witnessed the genesis of the GBR Atlanta chapter at the Crystal Ballroom of the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Detroit Downtown. The City of Detroit would be the last stop in the United States for the series of North American launches. As with the other United States events, the official launch was preceded by a Business Conference that featured

Following His Excellency Dr. Salewa Ola, the founder of the United African Community Organization (UACO)’s welcoming remarks, topics presented-on included Food Processing and Advanced Manufacturing by His Excellency Mr. Andrew Anyanwu, a General Manager in the Administration Department of the City of Detroit; Exporting by Her Excellency Ms. Dana Cleveland, the Principal Owner and Agent of Trinity Insurance Agency; MyPower Solutions Energy Container by His Excellency Mr. Kevin Lowther, the CEO of MyPower Solutions; Doing Business in Africa by His Excellency Nissi Ekpott, the Head of GBR International Trade and Investment Department; and Doing Business with Africa by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku. The Business Conference preceded the official launch of GBR Detroit, and a corporate prayer dedicating those in attendance, and the newly-launched Chapter to the Lord.

GBR Montreal Business Conference and Launch

The birth of the Global Business Roundtable’s Montreal, Canada Chapter took place on the 10th of November 2014 via a Business Conference and formal launch. This event took place at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport Hotel, as was a culmination of the North American tour.The Business Conference was formally opened by His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin, a Canadian politician who is currently a member of the Montreal City Council and represents the district of Saint-Michel in the borough of Villeray Saint Michel Parc-Extension. His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin set the tone for the Business Conference with a presentation on key information on the City of Montreal, including: its stance as the top host city in North America for International Associations; Montreal’s stance as a UNESCO City of Design (since 2006); The availability of Green Technology, and Montreal competing with the best in the world in this space; and the presence of the Cirque Du Soliel. The city of Montreal was described overall as a “miracle in diversity”, and having a motto of “salvation through harmony”. His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin concluded his presentation by declaring the city of Montreal as a city that is “Ready for business, and means business”. His Excellency Mr. Frantz Benjamin’s presentation was followed by Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson’s presentation on “Doing Business with Africa”, this time with a focus on the Canada and initiatives for citizens

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of its citizens to do business with Africa, Her Excellency Ms. Tee Thompson’s presentation was followed by a presentation on “Doing Business in Africa” which was conducted by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku. In his presentation, the Convener described Africa as previously seeking “Aid Aid Aid” as opposed to “Trade Trade Trade”. The Convener further emphasized that we may have lost a generation, the current one, when it comes to corruptive practices, and the afore-mentioned mindset. He did however offer hope in the next generation of future leaders, whom he urged us to begin investing in now. This, he said, the Global Business Roundtable was doing – investing in the next generation, through its Future Leaders’ Program. Following the Business Conference, presentations were made on the Global Business Roundtable and the Global Fund for Christ. His Excellency, Apostle Patrick Isaac received both visions on behalf of the citizens of Montreal, and went on to present a state flag to the Convener as a gesture of welcoming both organizations to Quebec, Canada. Overall, the event was well-attended by professionals from various walks of life, and was a true reflection of the diversity that the City of Montreal represents.

Belgium Annual Report 2014 - 2015 GBR Belgium Launch

The launch of the Global Business Roundtable in Belgium took place in the city of Liege, Belgium on the 13th of November 2014 at the Crown Plaza, Liege. Following the attendance of the in-country launch coordinator, His Excellency Mr. Thomas Egla of the GBR France pre-launch event in June 2014, this event focused on the training of would-be leaders of the GBR Liege Chapter, and the official launch of the GBR Liege, Belgium Chapter. Following the introduction of the visions of the Global Business Roundtable and the Global Fund for Christ by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, the task of equipping the potential leaders of the GBR Liege Chapter was jointly carried out by leaders from the GBR International community that were present at the event.

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The areas where potential leaders were trained on by GBR International leaders include:

1. The Global Fund For Christ Structure and Regulatory Compliance by Her Excellency Advocate Mary Bosiu, the Chief Ambassador of the Global Fund for Christ; 2. How to Run a Roundtable, and the Finance and Budget Department by the Chairperson of the Finance and Budget Department, Her Excellency Ms. Gaositwe Mapola; 3. The GBR Women of Character Department by Her Excellency Ms. Thabsile Dlamini, the Chairperson of GBR Women of Character Department; 4. The GBR Mentoring and Coaching Department by Her Excellency Ms. Nthabiseng Mathenjwa, the Chairperson of GBR Mentoring and Coaching Department; 5. The GBR International Trade and Investment Department by His Excellency Mr. Nissi Ekpott; 6. The GBR International Affairs Department by Her Excellency Ms. Damis Arubayi and His Excellency Mr. Jean Claude Akplogan, the Chairperson of the GBR International Affairs Department and the Deputy Head of GBR Africa Affairs Department respectively; 7. The GBR Future Leaders Department by His Excellency Mr. Thato Mashao and His Excellency Mr. Langa Madonko, the Chairperson of GBR Future Leaders and the Head of Student Chapters respectively; and 8. His Excellency Mr. Isidore Godonou, the GBR France Launch Coordinator.


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GBR France Business Conference and Launch

The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) launched its Chapter in France on the 15th and 16th of November 2014 at the Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, the Convener of GBR. This event was particularly special as it took place exactly seven years after the vision for the Global Fund for Christ was given to the Convener of GBR. His Excellency Mr. Isidore Godonou, the GBR France Launch coordinator facilitated the various sessions on the 15th of November, which focused on a Business Conference showcasing business interests with opportunities for collaboration between Africa and France. The morning of November 16 however was dedicated to the meeting between members of the Global Business Roundtable present and to the training of Future Leaders. The Business Conference was opened with comments by His Excellency Mr. Hugues Boutin, a local consultant, who spoke on the importance of collaborations between France and Africa, drawing attention to the reasons for networking and partnerships between African and French companies. Following this introduction, His Excellency Mr. Sébastien Santerne then took the floor to introduce SONIDEG, a family-owned business that specializes in the business of heavy engine-machinery for road and house construction including trucks and various used vehicles. This was one of the topics that attracted the attention of the delegates, mostly because of the perceived opportunities it has to offer. His Excellency Mr. Richard Dambrine, an agronomist engineer and expert in environmental protection later introduced farmland valuation techniques suitable for growing African economies. He spoke in particular about greenhouses, structures that accelerate the growth of crops for better returns and allow for the better management of plant needs.

His Excellency Mr. Richard Dambrine’s presentation directly preceded that of His Excellency Mr. Sven Aerts, who spoke about climate change and the opportunities that the Kyoto Protocol presents with regards to the trading of CO2 certificates. The Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku followed this presentation with a detailed analysis on the challenges and opportunities in Africa. The Convener highlighted five main challenges, namely: Leadership; Wrong partnerships; Infrastructure backlogs; Bureaucracy; and Corruption. Possible solutions offered included putting God at the center of all our solutions; focusing on holistic development; changing the future as opposed to changing the current challenges; and focusing on raising business-wise, career-oriented, intelligent, incorruptible, financially-empowered leaders and identifying, empowering and releasing those with these qualities – all of which the Global Business Roundtable does and is poised to do. His Excellency Mr. Maxime Dossa, a local consultant and the Director of DM Consulting followed the Convener’s presentation with a discussion on CrowdFunding – a vehicle for the African diaspora in Europe and elsewhere to contribute to the development of their respective countries. Mr Dossa used the experience of “Defi Diaspora Benin”, a program that financed fifty micro projects in Benin from a joined venture involving a crowdfunding society called Babyloan, a micro finance company based in Benin called Finadev and International Migrant Remittance Observatory (IMRO). Project funding is provided by members of diaspora through small loans on the crowdfunding platform. Following this presentation, His Excellency Mr. Camille Aledji, a local Director of Research and Development further presented a concept called the “Concept for

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Human and Organizational Holistic Development”. Other presentations made during the Business Conference included “Eco Villages” by His Excellency Mr. Jean Baptiste Bokoto, the Administrator of EMF Africa Synergies International and His Excellency Mr. Jose Nzuzi, the President of Cercle des Ingenieurs Congolais de France (CEICF); and the business impact of digital technology in all the various sectors discussed, in particular the internet multiplying the effect on all the business sectors presented, by His Excellency Mr. Eric Adja, the Director du Numerique for the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). As with the other GBR events, the Business Conference was followed by an official launch, in this case of GBR Lille, France during a formal dinner attended by members of the GBR International community, including members of GBR Benin, GBR Nigeria, GBR Swaziland, GBR South Africa, GBR Lesotho, GBR Sweden, GBR Belgium and GBR France.

Spain Annual Report 2014 - 2015 GBR Murcia Spain Launch

The Launch of the Global Business Roundtable in Murcia, Spain took place on the 19th of November 2014 at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) in Murcia, Spain. Following the attendance the in-country launch coordinator, His Excellency Mr. Ignacio Orbe of the GBR France pre-launch event in June 2014, this event focused on the introduction of the GBR vision by the Convener of the Global Business Roundtable, His Excellency Mr. Sipho Mseleku, and the GBR Spain-Africa Trade Mission that had begun earlier in the week. The grace present is evidenced in the ground covered in 2014. We envision that the Lord will continue to instruct, direct, and guide us, as we pursue the vision of having the Global Business Roundtable’s visibly present in every continent, in every nation, in every city, in every town, and in every village.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo Annual Report 2014 - 2015 The Democratic Republic of the Congo also known as DR Congo, DRC, Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, DROC,[5][6] or RDC (known as Zaïre 1971–97), is a country located in Central Africa. It borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the East, Zambia and Angola to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million,[1] the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth most populous nation in Africa and the nineteenth most populous country in the world. DR Congo is extremely rich in natural resources, but political instability, a lack of infrastructure and a culture of corruption have limited development, extraction and exploitation efforts. Besides the capital, Kinshasa, the other major cities,Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi, are both mining communities. DR Congo’s largest export is raw minerals, with China accepting over 50% of DRC’s exports in 2012. The Central Bank of the Congo is responsible for developing and maintaining the Congolese franc, which serves as the primary form of currency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2007, The World Bank decided to grant the Democratic Republic of

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Rail

Rail transportation is provided by the Congo Railroad Company (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo) and the Office National des Transports (Congo) (ONATRA) and the Office of the Uele Railways (Office des Chemins de fer des Ueles, CFU).

Road Congo up to $1.3 billion in assistance funds over the next three years.[75] Kinshasa is currently negotiating membership of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA). The Democratic Republic of Congo is widely considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$24 trillion. The Congo has 70% of the world’s coltan, a third of its cobalt, more than 30% of its diamond reserves, and a tenth of its copper. The Congo is the world’s largest producer of cobalt ore, and a major producer of copper and diamonds, the latter coming from the Kasai province in the West. By far the largest mines in the Congo are located in the Katanga (formerly Shaba) province in the south, and are highly mechanized, with a maximum capacity of several millions of tons per year of copper and cobalt ore, and with the capability of refining it into metal. In terms of annual carats produced, the DRC is the second largest diamond-producing nation in the world, with artisanal and small-scale miners accounting for most production.

Transportation

Ground transport in the Democratic Republic of Congo has always been difficult. The terrain and climate of the Congo Basinpresent serious barriers to road and rail construction, and the distances are enormous across this vast country. Chronic economic mismanagement and internal conflicts have led to long-term under-investment.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has fewer all weather paved highways than any country of its population and size in Africa — a total of 2250 km, of which only 1226 km is in good condition (see below). To put this in perspective, the road distance across the country in any direction is more than 2500 km (e.g. Matadi to Lubumbushi, 2700 km by road). The figure of 2250 km converts to 35 km of paved road per 1,000,000 of population. Comparative figures for Zambia and Botswana are 721 km and 3427 km respectively.

Three routes in the Trans-African Highway network pass through DR Congo:

Tripoli-Cape Town Highway: This route crosses the western extremity of the country on National Road No. 1 between Kinshasa and Matadi, a distance of 285 km on one of the only paved sections in fair condition. Lagos-Mombasa Highway: The DR Congo is the main missing link in this eastwest highway and requires a new road to be constructed before it can function. Beira-Lobito Highway: This east-west highway crosses Katanga and requires re-construction over most of its length, being an earth track between the Angolan border and Kolwezi, a paved road in very poor condition between Kolwezi and Lubumbashi, and a paved road in fair condition over the short distance to the Zambianborder.

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Water

The Democratic Republic of Congo has thousands of kilometres of navigable waterways, and traditionally water transport has been the dominant means of moving around approximately two-thirds of the country.

Air

As of April 2014 DR Congo had two major national airlines (CAA and Korongo Airlines) which offered flights inside DR Congo and to a small number of international locations. Korongo Airlines was based in Lumbumbashi and CAA was based in Kinshasa but both airlines operated many of the same flight routes. Several international airlines offer flights to the country’s two international airports Kinshasa (Ndjili) International Airport (FIH) and Lubumbashi International Airport. All air carriers certified by the DRC have been banned from European Union airports by the European Commission, due to inadequate safety standards.

Energy

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are both coal and crude oil resources that were mainly used domestically in 2008. The Democratic Republic of Congo has infrastructure for hydroelectricity from the Congo River at the Inga dams. The Democratic Republic of Congo also possesses 50% of Africa’s forests and a river system that could provide hydroelectric power to the entire continent, according to a UN report on the country’s strategic significance and its potential role as an economic power in central Africa.

Education

In 2001 the literacy rate was estimated to be 67.2% (80.9% male and 54.1% female). The education system in the Democratic Re-

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public of the Congo is governed by three government ministries: the Ministère de l’Enseignement Primaire, Secondaire et Professionnel (MEPSP), the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire (MESU) and the Ministère des Affaires Sociales (MAS). The educational system in the DRC is similar to that of Belgium. In 2002, there were over 19,000 primary schools serving 160,000 students; and 8,000 secondary schools serving 110,000 students. Primary education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not free or compulsory, even though the Congolese constitution says it should be (Article 43 of the 2005 Congolese Constitution). Gross enrollment ratios are based on the number of students formally registered in primary school and therefore do not necessarily reflect actual school attendance. In 2000, 65% of children ages 10 to 14 years were attending school. As a result of the 6-year civil war, over 5.2 million children in the country receive no education.

Health The hospitals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo include the General Hospital of Kinshasa. DRC has the world’s second-highest rate of infant mortality (after Chad). In April 2011, through aid from Global Alliance for Vaccines, a new vaccine to prevent pneumococcal disease was introduced around Kinshasa. In 2012, it was estimated that about 1.1% of adults aged 15–49 were living with HIV/AIDS. Malaria is also a problem.Yellow fever also affects DRC. Maternal health is poor in DRC. According to 2010 estimates, DRC has the 17th highest maternal mortality rate in the world.

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largest artificial lake in the world by surface area.[25] Ghana’s sweet crude oil reserves, ranks at 5th on continental Africa and 21st–25th globally and Ghana’s natural gas reserves, ranks at 6th on continental Africa and 49th globally.[26] Ghana ranks as the 61st most peaceful country in the world.[27] Ghana is a regional powering West Africa and on continental Africa,[28] a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, and a member of both the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Group of 24 (G24).

Key sectors 2,093 kilometres of international land borders. Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in Mande. Ghana has a population of approximately 27 million as of 2014. [5] Ghana’s varied geography includes savannas, woodlands, forests, a coastal line, springs, cave systems, mountains, estuaries, wildlife parks, and nature reserves.[13][14][15] The coast of Ghana stretches 560 kilometres (350 miles) and includes a rich assortment of culturally significant castles, forts, ports and harbours. [15] Prior to colonisation by the British empire in the early-20th century, Ghana was the site of numerous kingdoms and empires; the most powerful being the Ashanti Kingdom of Ashanti. In 1957, it became the first African nation to declare independence from European colonisation.[17] [18][19] This made Ghana a symbol of black achievement and

helped to inspire other African independence movements. It also had a major influence on PanAfricanism and the Black Pride movements in the United States of America. Ghana is the 7th-best governed country, 5th-most stable country and rated thirteenth-highest HDI on continental Africa. Ghana’s economy is the 6th-largest on the Africa continent by purchasing power parity and Nominal GDP and is one of the fastest growing in the world.[22] In terms of purchasing power parity per capita income, Ghana has the highest per capita income in the subregion of western Africa and Ghana has the tenth−highest per capita income on continental Africa. Ghana is one of only five countries in Africa with a free press. Ghana has been a significant petroleum and natural gas producer since December 2010, and one of the world’s largest gold and diamond producers, and is projected to be the largest producer of cocoa in the world as of 2015. Ghana is home to Lake Volta, the

Economy of Ghana Vision 2020 logo: Ghana to become a developed country from the years 2020–2029 then Ghana immediately become a newly industrialised country from the years 2030–2039 onwards. Ghana is an average natural resource enriched country possessing industrial minerals, hydrocarbons and precious metals. It is an emerging designated digital economy with mixed economy hybridisation and an emerging market with 8.7% GDP growth in 2012. It has an economic plan target known as the “Ghana Vision 2020”. This plan envisions Ghana as the first African country to become a developed country between 2020 and 2029 and a newly industrialised country between 2030 and 2039. This excludes fellow Group of 24 member and Sub-Saharan African country South Africa, which is a newly industrialised country. The state-owned Volta River Authority and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation are the two major electricity producers.[105]

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The Akosombo Dam, built on the Volta River in 1965, along with Bui Dam, Kpong Dam, and several otherhydroelectric dams provide hydropower.[106][107][108] In addition, the Government of Ghana has sought to build the second nuclear power plant in Africa. The Stock exchange of Ghana (Ghana Stock Exchange) is the 5th largest on continental Africa and 3rd largest in sub-saharan Africa with a market capitalisation of GH¢ 57.2 billion or CN¥ 180.4 billion in 2012 with the South Africa JSE Limitedas first.[109] The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) was the 2nd best performing stock exchange in sub-saharan Africa in 2013. Ghana also produces the “finest cocoa” on Earth,[23] and Ghana is the designated 2nd largest producer of cocoa in the world, and Ghana is projected to become the designated largest producer of cocoa in the world in 2015. Ghana is classified as a middle income country.[9][112] Services account for 50% of GDP, followed by manufacturing (24.1%), extractive industries (5%), and taxes (20.9%).

Manufacturing

The Ghana economy is an emerging digital-based mixed economy hybrid similarly to that of Taiwan with an increasing primary manufacturing and exportation of digital technology goods along with assembling and exporting automobiles and ships, diverse resource rich exportation of industrial minerals, agricultural products primarily cocoa, petroleum and natural gas, and industries such as information and communications technology primarily via Ghana’s state digital technology corporation Rlg Communications which manufactures tablet computers with smart phones and various consumer electronics.

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Petroleum and natural gas production.

Ghana produces and exports an abundance of hydrocarbons such as sweet crude oil and natural gas.[22][115] The 100% stateowned filling station company of Ghana,Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) is the number 1 petroleum and gas filling station of Ghana and the 100% state-owned state oil company Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) administrates hydrocarbon exploration and production of Ghana’s entire petroleum and natural gas reserves and Ghana aims to further increase output of oil to 2.2 million barrels per day and gas to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day. Ghana’s Jubilee Oilfield which contains up to 3 billion barrels (480,000,000 m3) of sweet crude oil was discovered in 2007, among the many other offshore and inland oilfields in Ghana.[117] Ghana is believed to have up to 5 billion barrels (790,000,000 m3) to 7 billion barrels (1.1×109 m3) of petroleum in reserves, which is the fifth largest in Africa and the 21st to 25th largest proven reserves in the world and Ghana has up to 6

trillion cubic feet of natural gas in reserves, which is the sixth largest in Africa and the 49th largest natural gas proven reserves in the world. Oil and gas exploration off Ghana’s eastern coast on the Gulf of Guinea is ongoing, and the amount of both crude oil and natural gas continues to increase. The Government of Ghana has drawn plans to nationalise Ghana’s entire petroleum and natural gas reserves for greater revenues for the Government of Ghana. Industrial minerals mining[edit] Known for its industrial minerals, Ghana is the world’s 7th largest producer of gold; producing over 102 metric tons of gold and the 10th largest producer of gold in the world in 2012; producing 89 metric tons of gold and Ghana is the designated 2nd largest producer of gold on the Africa continent behind the designated first South Africa.[120] Ghana has the 9th largest reserves of diamonds in the world and Ghana is the 9th largest producer of diamonds in the world with Brazil having the 10th largest reserves of diamonds in the world and being the 10th largest producer of diamonds in the world.


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[125] The gross rental income tax of Ghana is withheld at 10%, capital gains are taxed at 15% with a 5% gift tax imposed on the transfer of properties and Ghana’s real estate market is divided into 3 areas: public sector real estate development, emerging private sector real estate development, and private individuals. The activities of these 3 groups are facilitated by the Ghanaian banks and the primary mortgage market which has demonstrated enormous growth potential.

Industrial minerals and exports from South Ghana are gold, silver, timber, diamonds, bauxite, and manganese; South Ghana also has a great deposit of barites; basalts; clays; dolomites; feldspars; granites; gravels; gypsums; iron ores;kaolins; laterites; limestones; magnesites; marbles; micas; phosphates; phosphorus; rocks; salts; sands; sandstones; silver; slates; talcs; and uranium that are yet to be fully exploited. [122] The Government of Ghana has drawn plans to nationalise Ghana’s entire mining industry for greater revenues for the Government of Ghana.

Real Estate

A middle-class luxury villa house with swimming pool development inEast Ridge The real estate and housing market of Ghana has become an important and strategic economic sector, particularly in the urban centres of south Ghana such as Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi and Tema. Kumasi is growing at a faster rate than Accra, and there is less competition in its real estate market.

Recent developments in the Ghanaian economy has given birth to a boom in the construction sector, including the housing and public housing sector generating and injecting billions of dollars annually into the Ghanaian economy. The real estate market investment perspective and attraction comes from Ghana’s tropical location and robust political stability. An increasing number of the Ghanaian populace are investing in properties and the Ghana government is empowering the private sector in the real estate direction.

Trade and exports

In July 2013, International Enterprise Singapore Singapore opened its 38th global office in Accra, Ghana to develop trade and investment on logistics, oil and gas, aviation, transportation and consumer sectors. Singapore and Ghana also signed four bilateral agreements to promote public sector and private sector collaboration, as Ghana aims to predominantly shift its economic trade partnership to East Asia and Southeast Asia. The economic centre is IE Sin-

gapore’s second office in Africa, coming six months after opening in Johannesburg, South Africa in January 2013.[129] Ghana’s labour force in 2008 totalled 11.5 million Ghanaian citizens. Tema Harbour is Africa’s largest manmade harbour and Takoradi Harbour along with Tema harbour in Ghana handles goods and exports for Ghana, they are also a traffic junctions, where goods are transhipped, the Tema harbour handles the majority of the nation’s export cargo and most of the country’s chief exports is shipped from Takoradi harbour. The Takoradi harbour and Tema harbour are operated by the state-owned Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.

Economic Transparency

According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index of 2013, out of 177 countries, Ghana ranked 63rd with Cuba and Saudi Arabia. Ghana had a score of 46 on a scale where a 0–9 score means highly corrupt, and a 90–100 score means very clean. This was based on perceived levels of public sec-

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tor corruption. Previously in 2012, the country ranked 64 and scored 45. Thus, Ghana’s public sector scored lower in 2013 than in 2012, according to CPI’s scores. Local reports have claimed that Ghana loses US$4.5 billion every year (annually) from nominal gross domestic product (Nominal GDP) growth as a result of economic corruption and economic crime by the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of Ghana led by John Dramani Mahama. It is also said Ghana has lost an additional US$2.5 billion from nominal gross domestic product (Nominal GDP) growth between the months of January 2013 to October 2013 through economic corrupt practices under the Mahama administration. The incumbent president is however seen to be fighting corruption by some government members, and a fellow politician of an opposition party, after ordering investigations into scandals. Nonetheless others believe.

Uganda Report 2014 - 2015 Uganda officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country inEast Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally equatorial climate. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country. Beginning in the late 1800s, the area was ruled as a colony by the British, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, most recently a lengthy civil war against the Lord’s Resistance Army, which has caused tens of thousands of casualties and displaced more than a million people. The official language is English. Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and multiple other languages are also spoken including

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Runyoro, Runyankole Rukiga, Langi and many others. The current President of Uganda is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who came to power in a coup in 1986. The Bank of Uganda is the Central bank of Uganda and handles monetary policy along with the printing of the Ugandan shilling. Uganda’s economy generates income from annual exports that include coffee ($466.6 million), tea ($72.1 million), fish ($136.2 million), and other products. The country has commenced economic reforms and growth has been robust. In 2008, Uganda recorded 7% growth despite the global downturn and regional instability. Uganda’s struggle to achieve their economic status was primarily due to decades of wars and corruption resulting in the nation being considered one of the poorest countries in the world. Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, and sizeable mineral deposits of copper andcobalt. The country has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas. While agriculture accounted for 56% of the economy in 1986, with coffee as its main export, it has now been surpassed by the services sector, which accounted for 52% of GDP in 2007. In the 1950s the British Colonial regime encouraged some 500,000 subsistence farmers to join co-operatives. Since 1986, the government (with the support of foreign countries and international agencies) has acted to rehabilitate an economy devastated during the regime of Idi Amin and the subsequent civil war. Inflation ran at 240% in 1987 and 42% in June 1992, and was 5.1% in 2003. Between 1990 and 2001, the economy grew because of continued investment in the rehabilitation of infrastructure, improved incentives for production and exports, reduced inflation and gradually improved domestic security. Ugandan involvement in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, corruption within the government, and slippage in the government’s determination to press reforms raise doubts about


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the continuation of strong growth. In 2000, Uganda was included in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) debt relief initiative worth $1.3 billion and Paris Club debt relief worth $145 million. These amounts combined with the original HIPC debt relief added up to about $2 billion. In 2012, the World Bank still listed Uganda as on the HIPC list. Growth for 2001–2002 was solid despite continued decline in the price of coffee, Uganda’s principal export. According to IMF statistics, in 2004 Uganda’s GDP per capita reached $300, a much higher level than in the 1980s but still at half the Sub-Saharan African average income of $600 per year. Total GDP crossed the 8 billion dollar mark in the same year. Economic growth has not always led to poverty reduction. Despit e a n a ve ra ge a n n u a l growth of 2.5% between 2000 and 2003, poverty levels increased by 3.8% during that time. This has highlighted the importance of avoiding jobless growth and is part of the rising awareness in development circles of the need for equitable growth not just in Uganda, but across the developing world. With the Uganda securities exchanges established in 1996, several equities have been listed. The Government has used the stock market as an avenue for privatisation. All Government treasury issues are listed on the securities exchange. The Capital Markets Authority has licensed 18 brokers, asset managers and investment advisors including names like: African Alliance Investment Bank, Baroda Capital Markets Uganda Limited, Crane Financial Services Uganda Limited, Crested Stocks and Securities Limited, Dyer & Blair Investment Bank, Equity Stock Brokers Uganda Limited, Renaissance Capital Investment Bank and UAP Financial Services Limited. As one of the ways of increasing formal domestic savings, pension sector reform is the centre

of attention (2007). Uganda traditionally depends on Kenya for access to the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. Recently, efforts have intensified to establish a second access route to the sea via the lakeside ports of Bukasa in Uganda and Musoma in Tanzania, connected by railway to Arusha in the Tanzanian interior and to the port of Tangaon the Indian Ocean.[68] Uganda is a member of the East African Community and a potential member of the planned East African Federation. Uganda has a large diaspora, residing mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom. This diaspora has contributed enormously to Uganda’s economic growth through remittances and other investments (especially property). According to the World Bank, in 2010/2011 Uganda got $694 million in remittances from Ugandans abroad, the highest foreign exchange earner for the country. Uganda also serves as an economic hub for a number of neighbouring countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda.

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GBR Vision 2020

GBR will complete its 10 year Foundation Phase after 10 years in 2019. The preparations for the celebration of GBR 10th year Anniversary begin now as we left with 4 and a half years before completion of foundation and commencement of GBR and GFFC operational work with less than 5 years left, every month and every year counts for us to reach our goals and objectives.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. GBR to be present in more than 200 Countries by 2020. 2. GBR to be present in 2000 Universities around the world in line with the Future Leader’s Strategic Plan. 3. GBR to have presence in many High Schools around the world. 4. GBR to have presence in Prisons 5. GBR to grow its membership organically and inorganically 6. GFFJ and GBR to acquire minimum at least 4 Investments in each country annually where they are present in order to increase their Investment Portfolio. This represents economic and financial influence and the total takeover of Kingdom Assets. 7. GBR to facilitate the production of 10 000 millionaires and established Businesses by 2020 8. GBR to establish and entrench Annual GBR US -

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Africa Summit, GBR Europe – Africa Summit, GBR Asia Africa Summit and GBR Intra Africa Trade Summit. 9. GBR to ensure every Future Leader has a mentor and every person needing a mentor gets one. 10. GBR to ensure presence in every city, town, township, village or suburb.

GBR STRATEGY To achieve the above set goals GBR will endeavour to do the Following: NATIONAL 1. Each Country to identify two countries to launch per annum for the next 5 years. (Each country to launch maximum 10 countries in 5 years) 2. Each Country to launch 4 Branches per year. 3. Each Country to launch in 2 Prison Branches per year. 4. Each country to launch 10 GBR branches in schools per year. 5. Each Country to facilitate 4 large Investment Opportunities per year. Two of these Investments to be registered in GBR name and the other two in Global Fund for Jesus Investment Corporation Name. 6. Each Country to launch 4 Universities per year.


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GBR Platinum Membership Strategy “What cannot be measured cannot be managed!” “What cannot be managed cannot be improved!” Ensuring that all GBR chapters aim for excellence and the same high standard throughout.

Introduction GBR Platinum Strategy: How it works. The aforesaid Tasks can be shared equitably by different branches / or States / Provinces in each countries. BRANCHES 1. Each Branch is to launch two other branches per year. 2. Each Branch to launch at least one school per year. 3. Each Branch to double its membership per year. 4. Each Branch to develop Leaders who are able to lead new Branches/Chapters and to lead Departments.

GBR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT It is compulsory for all Leaders of GBR to undergo leadership training by attending the following: 1. GBR Annual Prayer Camp and Retreat 2. GBR General Assembly (AGM) and Departmental Meetings and Committee Meetings 3. GBR Annual Global Business Roundtable Conference (Annual World Congress) and the Global Fund for Jesus Annual Gala Dinner. 4. International Trade and Investment Mission or 1 GBR International Launch and 1 Domestic Launch.

N/B: This is done so that all GBR Leaders can be fully conversant with the functioning of GBR at all levels.

This document is based on the task of the COC subcommittee on membership and growth, this committee is tasked with implementing policy that will look at: • The duties and rights of members 
 • The policy on benefits and Incentives 
 • Organic membership growth 
 • As well as performance and monitoring 
 This document is designed to outline preferred behaviours and to be used as a self assessment tool to check how well a chapter compares with the set standard. It will help new chapters to know what is required to set up and run a successful GBR chapter.

It will outline the following items which form part of GBR growth strategy: i. What is GBR and what goes into planning a session 
 ii. Minimum requirement for setting up a GBR Chapter 
 iii. A criteria for being a member in good standing 
 iv. Criteria for grading chapter 
 v. How points can be earned 


The strategy recognizes that since GBR exists in every city, town and village, and across a diverse spectrum of socio- economic conditions, not all GBR chapters will function at the same level of output at the same time.

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Some chapters will function more efficiently depending on the resourcefulness and social standing and or “connectedness” of the key individuals within that chapter. And others will take some time to reach a certain level of output owing to certain limitations they may find themselves subjected to. Irrespective of the limitations and challenges, all GBR chapters have a good story to tell! This story will be much more meaningful if we can capture the context or the set of circumstances under which the story is told. Therefore, this strategy will help us acknowledge the efforts of a chapter irrespective of where they may find themselves in terms of their level development, and it will help us compare apples with apples, and to give recognition where it is due, as well as help identify areas of weakness where support is needed. There’s an old management adage that says: ”what you cannot measure, you cannot manage, and what you cannot manage you cannot improve!” Therefore, we can’t manage for improvement if we can’t measure to see what is getting better and what is getting worse. This is not just about taking and keeping scores, but about managing the actions that will give us a better score! This document sets out the following “check-list” as the basic minimum requirements for setting up a successful chapter. Once a chapter has checked preferably all the minimum requirements it is ready to track their performance. Please note that it is possible to start even if, not all requirements are met, but we urge you try to meet as many as possible.

What is GBR and what goes into planning a successful session.


The Global Business Roundtable is a networking organisation with a global membership, and GBR sessions aims to achieve four objectives, namely: 1. Creating new networks and networking opportunities for its members, locally, nationally as well as globally. 
 2. Personal development and personal growth of its members. 
 3. Spiritual development and spiritual growth of its members. 
 4. A focus on a holistic development of a person in line with God’s plan for His kingdom. 
 Therefore a roundtable session is a golden opportunity for GBR members to achieve the above objectives, through inviting guest speakers to educate, inform and inspire members to become agents of the change they wish to see in their lives.

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Topics covered in a roundtable session include presentations by guest speakers on the following subjects:

Principles of Corporate Governance and Ethics Authentic Leadership Development Interpersonal Skills Development Mentorship and Coaching Business Development Emotional Intelligence Financial intelligence Intellectual development Developing Relationship with God, etc.

Other topics may be added as long as they contribute to the objectives above.

Planning a GBR Session.

1. One good advice is to plan and secure the availability of a couple of guest speakers in advance, avoid inviting a guest speaker on short-notice, they may not honour the arrangement. 2. The other good advice is to be consistent with your bi-monthly sessions or meetings, avoid having to postpone the meetings, this will kill the momentum, and make it difficult to succeed. This means continue with the meeting even if only 5 people attended, continue anyway. 3. A GBR session flows in the following order of procedure: 1. Opening Prayer 2. Worship music (this can be rendered by your worship team, if there’s no worship team, then a CD player can be used to play worship songs) to the Lord,

3. Announcements 4. Keynote Address by guest speaker 5. Questions and Answer time 6. Worship 7. Offering 8. Vote of thanks 9. Closing Prayer followed by a Networking session.

4. This order of procedure is not cast in stone, it can be altered from item number 3. Once this plan is done the next step is to invite experts in your area to come and speak to your group in order to inform, educate and inspire them to take action to either uplift themselves, or to take action in order to change their circumstances for the benefit of the Lord’s kingdom.


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Getting started with your Chapter 1. Do you have an interim committee of minimum 5 members? 2. Have you undergone induction training? 3. Have you secured a venue for your sessions? 4. Have you registered your Chapter on the GBR network and have a micro-site? 5. Have you started to recruit members? 6. Have you registered your members on the GBR website? 7. Have you adapted the GBR constitution for your chapter? 8. Have you opened a bank account? 9. Have you appointed a GFFC chief ambassador? 10. Have you contacted Mr. Madonko in order to receive regular GBR announcements? At : langa@globalbussinessroundtable.com

Being a Member in Good Standing 1. Be registered on the GBR database 2. Be a Christian and living by the principles of the bible 3. Attend at least 50% of GBR sessions (that is a minimum attendance of 12 sessions for members, and a minimum of 14 sessions per year for a chapter leadership) 4. Serve in at least two departments at their local chapter or two global departments 5. Attend an International GBR launch/ Annual Camp retreat/Annual Conference 6. Serve as an ambassador for GFFC 7. Adhere to the code of conduct and ethics A ceremony such as the annual camp or gala dinner, or some other national event or occasion will be used to acknowledge and celebrate those chapters that are moving up a grade, this will help us highlight what the chapters are doing right, which is contributing to their upward movement. The chapters can find out per quarter how well they are doing that far. They will be able to track their performance for three quarters, the last quarter results are revealed at the awards ceremony. Where chapters are being recognised for their hard work and impact they made in the life of GBR members, and certain incentives could be given depending on what’s available. During this awards or recognition ceremony chapters that did well can move up a grade or those that did not do well, can slide down a grade if they did not meet the requirements of their specific grade, this movement can only happen once a year.

The awards ceremony can focus on the top three chapters per category, can also focus on other desired behaviours, such as number of chapters mentored, number of new chapters that came out of the original chapter, etc.

This is how the Chapters are graded There are four grades: 1. Bronze: 10 to 150 points per year. 2. Silver: 151 to 250 points per year. 3. Gold: 251 to 350 points per year. 4. Platinum: 351 to 500 points per year.

Should we have chapters that consistently score above 500 points, then we could add a new category and call it a Diamond category.

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4. This is how points are earned and calculated.

Chapters will earn points based on the evidence of certain activities completed, it tracks activities per month. So each time a chapter concludes an activity they will tick it off in their template each “tick” or “x” will correspond with the value in points attached to that activity. For example completing 2 GBR sessions in a month is valued at 10 points, so each “tick” or “x” on the template will represent 10 points, per month. If all a chapter does is complete 2 GBR sessions per month, they will have 110 points at the end of the year which is 10 points per month x 11 GBR active months in a year, and that equals 110 points. Therefore this chapter will stay Bronze in the following year. Each chapter will have a similar template to use to track their own growth and performance. The template has points for various activities that can happen throughout the GBR calendar year, and certain activities based on their importance will have more points than others. Also, some important but frequent activities will have lower points because of their repeat nature.

The GBR chapters don’t have to do all activities per month they can plan and choose which activities to do per month per quarter per year. However, certain activities will happen monthly like your 2 x GBR roundtable Sessions. A chapter can then plan and say, they want to move out of bronze to silver, they will need to score more than 150 points by the end of that year, so they can start planning how they will achieve those points. This could include, camp for 50 points, Gala Dinner for 30 points, Roundtables for 8 months at 10 points each that will be 80 points, so take that and add the 50 plus the other 30 it gives them 160 points! We then congratulate them for making to the next grade. There are certain conditions that will apply, but first let’s look at the activities that will earn you points, please note this list will expand as GBR work continue to grow.

This is How Key Activities Are Scored 2 x GBR Sessions per

10 Points

If more than 50% of members in that chapter attend 2 GBR sessions in a month. Though this is a core activity, it is scored low because one can get points for this activity over and over. December and January will count as one session.

Annual Prayer Camp

50 Points

If a chapter sends a delegate to this camp
will score 50 points for their chapter for that year.

GBR Annual Conference and Gala Dinner

30 Points

If a chapter is represented by more than two delegates at the annual conference held in the month of March.

Attending local GBR launches

20 Points

If a chapter is represented by more than two delegates at a launch of any other chapter in the country. This encourages chapters to support new comers and enhances networking, and provides opportunity for mentoring.

Attending International Launches

50 Points

If a chapter sends at least one delegate to attend any of the international launches.

Launching a new chapter

30 Points

If a chapter has grown organically and it is releasing leaders for the growth of GBR.

Mentoring a new chapter

10 Points

If representatives from one chapter are assisting another chapter to get on its feet and run GBR successfully.

A session per month of: Future leaders, Women of Character, MOI, etc

20 Points

If chapter organises a session within that month or if chapter has sent more than 5 representatives to another chapter’s event.

Updating the Micro-site on the GBR website

10 Points

If a GBR chapter uses this facility to communicate with the rest of the global network on what is happening in their area in regards to GBR activities. These updates could also be about anything significant happening at your chapter, such as member getting married, or somebody’s birthday, or an announcement about a bereavement, anything that affects the life of a GBR member gets communicated there.

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Conditions linked to grades:

Bronze:
 There are no conditions linked to bronze category, so all that a Chapter has to do is to acquire points to move to up. They are free to do or not to do any extra activities other than round tables. If they choose to do the extra activities as laid out below, then they will get points accordingly. Silver:
 This category requires some experience and certain activities are a “must” for this group. 1. They must send at least a delegate to the anual prayer camp, 
 2. Send delegates to the Business Conference and a Gala Dinner. 
 3. Must have at least 50% of the departments up and running including GFFC 
 4. Produce unqualified financial audit report. 
 5. Send at least two delegates to attend thought leaders dinner 
 6. Send 10 delegates to attend the thanksgiving ceremony 
 Gold:
 This category has a few extra conditions, and the expertise required here are somewhat higher than the previous grade, and this is where most of the organic growth will happen. 1. The chapter should send no less than two delegates to the annual prayer camp, 
 2. Should send at least 10 delegates to the Business conference and Gala Dinner. 
 3. Must attend local Launches of at least two new chapters. 
 4. Must set up and release new leaders to start at least one new chapter in that year (organic growth) 
 5. Mentor at least one new chapter per year. 
 6. Send at least one delegate to attend and assist with an International launch. 
 7. Must have at least 90% of departments up and running including GFFC 
 8. Send at least 5 delegates to attend the though leaders dinner 
 9. Send at 10 delegates to the thanksgiving ceremony 
 10. Produce unqualified financial audit report at the end of the financial year 
 Platinum:
 This is the top range performance and conditions are just as high.

1. Annual Camp attended by 5 or more delegates, 
 2. Business Conference and Gala must be attended by more than 20 delegates, 
 3. Attend at least two local launches of new chapters, 
 4. Attend at least two international launches, 
 5. Set up at least two new chapters (organic growth) 
 6. Mentor at least two new chapters, 
 7. Facilitate at least one Local Business and Investment Seminar 
 8. Must have all department functioning at 100% 
 9. Attend thought leaders dinner 
 10. Send at least 20 delegates to attend thanksgiving ceremony 
 11. Make financial contributions to certain functions of the GBR and or GFFC 
 12. Produce unqualified financial audit report.


 So, unless you a Chapter is in the bronze category, it cannot move up without achieving the additional conditions of their current grade. Which means if, a chapter which is in the silver category acquires 300 points; but fail to meet the additional conditions of that category, they will remain in the silver category in the following year. Points can only be accumulated in one calendar year. The points can’t be transferred to the next year. If a chapter ends the year at 500 points, they will start from 10 points next year, and they will have to work just as hard if they wish to stay in that grade.

The Administration of the Strategy

The administration can be simplified by requiring from chapters to submit their performance tracker when they provide the lists of members in good-standing, this will be like submitting chapters in good standing. Chapter may be required to provide supporting documentation in support of to point they have given themselves, failure to comply will simply downgrade a chapter to Bronze. Chapters will be required to submit their self evaluations per quarter, so that we can track their progress throughout the year, and chapters that fail to submit by due date will be downgraded to Bronze, they will have the same status as start up chapters.

In Conclusion:

Remember that old business adage: what can’t be measured, can’t be managed and what can’t be managed can’t be improved!

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God Economic Empowerment Scheme

In 2012 the Convenor of the Global Business Roundtable Prophetically declared that we had entered a period in the calendar of God that would be called “The Decade of Total Takeover of Kingdom Assets.” In this period we would begin to see a shift in the assets from the world into the God Kingdom through his children. The Global Business Roundtable as a vehicle for the restoration of the Kingdom and Kingdom principles on wealth has endeavoured to create vehicles to empower its members and continue to position them to participate actively in the “Decade of Total Takeover”. Beyond the sharing of knowledge and the solicitation of opportunities for its members in business and in career development, the Global Business Roundtable has followed a Godly instruction to economically empower its members hence the birth of the “GBR God Economic Empowerment” In 2012 we saw the first share scheme with the Global Business Roundtable forming part of the consortium Mpilo Financial services which acquired a stake in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) a Pan African Bank with a footprint in 34 African countries and representative offices in Paris France, Luanda Angola, Johannesburg South Africa, London UK, Dubai UAE and China. This transaction was facilitated by the funding from the Public Investment Corporation. The scheme was created for the benefit of members in “Good standing” who where members who met a

pre-defined criteria as set by the Board of Directors of GBR and implemented by the Council of Chairpersons. Members are encouraged to actively participate in the development of their local Chapters, GBR Nationally and Internationally. This was just the beginning and in 2013 the GBR through its investment vehicle is part of a consortium that is purchasing shares in Platinum mining concerns, with the transaction pending finalisation. Members stand to benefit from the acquisition of the shares by receiving dividend pay-outs when the loans for acquisition of the shares are paid up. It is evident that the decade of Total Take Over has begun and that God is positioning his faithful stewards to take over the economy and become people of greater influence. We congratulate all those who have qualified to participate in this year’s GEE Scheme as we continue to press on and forward to fulfil the Kingdom Mandate given to us to develop people of one mind and similarity of purpose in that the kingdom of heaven should come here on earth. Lastly GBR Investment Holding Company is currently setting up subsidiary companies in various countries to actively identify investment opportunities on behalf of GBR and GFFC as well as GBR Members. Key countries for investment include Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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85 Central Street West Building Houghton 2198 PO Box 859 Melrose Arch Gauteng 2076 South Africa Tel 27 (0)11 242 8000 Fax 27 (0)11 242 8001 www.globalbusinessroundtable.com

Financial Review The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) Annual Report provides a wonderful overview of how GBR’s and GFFJ mission and work have evolved during the 2014 financial year. Summary highlights during the financial year under review include: •

Successful launches of additional GBR chapters in Africa, Europe and America. The launches are dealt with in more detail under the GBR International and GBR African desk.

Conclusion of GBR investment into Northam Platinum Limited, a mid-tier platinum producer listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Establishment of a Budget and Finance committee with an oversight role into preparation of budgets and reporting of key output on all GBR chapters.

Implementation of Finance and Operational policies by GBR chapters with quarterly updates and feedback to the Budget and Finance Committee.

Monitoring of GBR Finance Policies by Budget and Finance Committee.

The 2015 financial year promises to be another exciting year for GBR and GFFJ with a strong investment pipeline and additional country launches being executed. We thank all of our donors for their generous support and our partners for their continued commitment to GBR and GFFJ. To GOD BE ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY! Cedric Laurie Head of Finance Global Business Roundtable

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Global Business Roundtable Registration Number :2008/007463/07 Financial statements For the Year Ended 31 December 2014

Statement of Financial Position Figures in Rand Assets Non Current Assets Property , Plant and Equipment Investmens in associates

Current Assets deposit VAT Refundable Cash and Cash equivalents Total assets Equity and liabilities Liabilities Non Current Liabilities Deffered Tax Current Liabilities Trade and other payables Equity Accummulated surplus

Total Equity and Liabilities

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2014

72 857 143

2013

72 857 143

125 000 294 890 5 349

125 000 257 571

73 282 382

73 239 714

13 586 400

13 586 400 2

59 695 982

59 653 312

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Statement of Comprehensive Income Figures in Rand Revenue Other Income Operating Profit/Losss Operating Expenses Investment Revenue Fair Value Adjustments Profit (Loss) before taxation Profit (Loss) for the year Other Comprehensive Income Total Comprehensive Income(loss) for the year

2014 3 731 965 42 669 3 690 070 777 42 672 42 672 42 672

2013 2 165 181 -1 794 282 370 899 252 72 857 143 13 586 400 -13 586 400 59 641 894 59 641 897

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Global Business Roundtable Registration Number :2008/007463/07 Financial statements For the Year Ended 31 December 2014

Statement of Comprehensive Income Figures in Rand Revenue donations Other Income Interest received Fair Value Adjustments

Operating Expenses Advertising and Promotions -Brochures Auditing Fees bank charges Camp and retreats computer expenses Conference expenses- catering Donations General expenses other expenses printing and stationery Travel and accommodation Profit (Loss) before taxation Taxation Profit (Loss) for the year

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2014 3 720 603

2013 2 165 181

11 359 777 -

252 72 857 143

3 732 739

72 857 395

13 854 6 000 15 406 -

398 304

3 098 729 5 871 550 210 3 690 070 42 669 42 669

9 154 25 600 1 288 1 177 160 10 800 6 321 158 270 7 385 1 794 282 73 228 042 13 586 400 59 641 642


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Financial Review Global Fund for Jesus Annual Report for 2014 presents an overview of the work performed in during the year in honour of Jesus. Summary highlights during the financial year under review. • Global Fund for Jesus investment in Sakhumnotho Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd continues to grow. The fund holds 11.5% of Sakhumnotho Group. • Global Fund for Jesus Balance Sheet continues to be robust with No Debt. • During the financial year under review Sakhumnotho Mining a subsidiary of Sakhumnotho Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd successfully concluded an investment into Northam Platinum Limited , a mid- tier platinum producer. • Global Fund for Jesus has successfully launched in America, Europe and African countries and we now have a presence in 32 countries since its launch in 2009. The 2015 Financial Year will be a strong investment year for Global Fund for Jesus with a strong investment pipeline and additional countries launches being executed. We thank all of our donors for their generous support and our partners for their continued commitment to Global Fund for Jesus. To GOD BE ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY!! Cedric Laurie Head of Finance Global Fund for Jesus

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Global Fund For Jesus

Registration Number IT 3158/2009 Financial statements For the Year Ended 31 December 2014 Statement of Financial Position Figures in Rand Assets Non Current Assets Property , Plant and Equipment Investmens in associates

2014

2013

121 573 621

121 573 621

539 005 31 588

133 761

Total assets

122 144 215

121 707 383

Equity and liabilities Equity Accummulated surplus

122 144 215

121 707 383

122 144 215 -

121 707 383 -

Current Assets Trade and other Recievables Cash and Cash equivalents

Total Equity and Liabilities

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Statement of Comprehensive Income Figures in Rand Donation Income Operating expenses Operating Surplus Invetsment Revenue Income from Equity accounted Investments Surpus of the year Other Comperhensive Income Total comprehensive income for the year Total Comprehensive Income attributable to: Owners of the Parent

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2014 2 263 822 1 826 994 436 828 4

436 832

2013 3 333 041 3 272 042 58 999 5 72 857 143 72 916 147 72 916 147

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Detailed Income Statement Figures in Rand Income donation Income Revenue Total revenue Operating Expenses Annual Global Conference Auditing Fees Bank Charges Conference- Gbr Session Conference -GBR Launches Conference-Video production Conference - Camera Production Donation Depreciation- Camera Production Lease rentals on operating lease Memorabilia other Expenses Printing and stationery Transport and freight Surplus for the year

2014

2013

2 263 822 4 2 263 826 1 826 994 150 196 21 442 4 289 1 645 820

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1 000 4 246 1 826 994 436 832

3 331 041 72 857 148 76 188 189 2 883 066 4 367 74 507 32 500 85 000 5 500 8 610 178 391 101 3 272 042 72 916 147

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Who to Contact Country Chairpersons

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Designation

Name & Surname

E-mail Address

South Africa Chair

Mr Simon Ndlovu

simon@globalbusinessroundtable.com

South Africa Deputy Chair

Adv. Elias Nemudzivhadi

kenemudzivhadi@gmail.com

Nigeria Chair

K C George

kcgeorge@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Kenya Chair

Ms Jill Juma

juma.jill2@gmail.com

Kenya Deputy Chair

Mr Daniel Dena

dandena2004@yahoo.com

Lesotho Chair

Ms Gaositwe Mapola

gaomapola@yahoo.com

Lesotho Deputy Chair

Ms Irene Betiina Rukwira

ibatiina2010@yahoo.com

Swaziland Chair

Mr Hezekiel Mabuza

hmstationery@realnet.sz

Mozambique Chair

Mr Antonio Mabunda

amproc@tdm.co.mz

Botswana Chair

Mr John Kauya

johnkauya@gmail.com

Malawi Chair

Bishop Sahanny Kamwendo

kamwendos@yahoo.com

Malawi Deputy Chair

Dr Peter Jere

pjjere@globemw.net

Zimbabwe Chair

Mrs Salome Mutsinze

ceo@mothertouch.ac.zw

Zimbabwe Deputy Chair

Mrs Nomusa Yehudah

nsyehudah@yahoo.com

Uganda Chair

Mr. Davis Tusingwire

dwtusingwire@mmadvocates.com

Uganda Deputy Chair

Dr. Gudula Basaza

gudieleisurefarm@gmail.com

Ivory Coast Chair

Mr Privat Kouakou

kouakou.privat@yahoo.fr

Congo Brazzaville Chair

Mr Saturnin da Cruz

saturnindacruz@yahoo.fr

Tanzania Chair

Ms Vulfrida Mahalu

vmahalu@exorattorneys.com

Ethiopia Chair

Mr Million Bogale

info@balegreen.com

Burkina Faso Chair

Mrs Fernade Traore

traorefernande@yahoo.com

Togo Chair

Abalo Atsou

gbr_togo@yahoo.fr

Togo Deputy Chair

Mr Joseph Dzadza

josephdzadza@yahoo.fr

Benin Chair

Dr Koumabe Bouson

koumcr@yahoo.fr

Benin Deputy Chair

Mr Jean Claude Akplogan

jclaudeakplogan@yahoo.fr

Spain Chair

Mr Jackson Ignabosun

jackson.igbinosum@milabaltica.com

Spain Deputy Chair

Mr. Ignacio Orbe

iorbe@sercobe.es

France Chair

Isidore Godonou

igodonou@gmail.com

Belgium Chair

Thomas Elgla

egla.be@gmail.com

Belgium Deputy Chair

Jean T. Tshiteya

jatshiteya@yahoo.fr

United States Chair

Ms. Linda Aldredge

linda.aldredge@maryland.gov

Senegal Chair

Mrs. Grace Mbeko

superlette@yahoo.com

Senegal Deputy Chair

Mr. Emmanuele Sagara

emmasagara@hotmail.com


Annual Report 2014 / 2015

GBR Directors Country

Name & Surname

E-mail Address

RSA

Mr. Eric Mabuza

eric@globalbusinessroundtable.com

RSA

Mr. Donald Allen

don@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Swaziland

Mr. Hezekiel Mabuza

hmstationery@realnet.sz

Swaziland

Mr. James Mabundza

james.mabundza@gmail.com

Benin

Mr. Koumabe Bossoun

koumcr@yahoo.fr

Benin

Mr. Jean-Claude Akplogan

jclaudeakplogan@yahoo.fr

Lesotho

Ms. Gaositwe Mapola

gaositwe@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Lesotho

Mr. Mafole Sematlane

m_sematlane@yahoo.com

Botswana

Mr. John Kauya

johnkauya@gmail.com

Botswana

Mrs. Priscilla Kauya

priscilla.kauya@gmail.com

USA

Bishop Sunny Sydney

sunny@SUNGLOBAL.US

USA

Mr. Tee Thompson

tee@africantbc.org

Canada

Apostle Patrick Isaac

isaac@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Canada

Bishop Michael EfeZino

elfezino@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Malawi

HE Phillip Phiri

Pjillphiri@hotmail.com

Malawi

HE Edna Magwaya

ednamagwaya@yahoo.co.uk

Mozambique

Mr. Antonio Mabunda

amproc@tdm.co.mz

Mozambique

Dr. Antonieta Manhica

antonietagtz@yahoo.co.uk

Kenya

Mr. Daniel Dena

dandena2004@yahoo.com

Kenya

Dr. Fatima Haji

fatima99@hotmail.com

Ivory Coast

HE Privat Kouakou

kouakou.privat@yahoo.fr

Ivory Coast

HE Charles Lorng

lorng@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Ivory Coast

HE DouĂŠ Herve

herve@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Burkina Faso

Madam Fernade Traore

traorefernande@yahoo.com

Burkina Faso

HE Joseph Dayamba

dayamba@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Mali

HE Etienne Dembele

dembele@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Congo

HE Sarturnin da Cruz

saturnindacruz@yahoo.fr

Nigeria

HE KC George Onyegbuna

kcgeorge@globalbusinessroundtable.com

Nigeria

HE Bunmi Adeola

bunmyy2k@yahoo.co.uk

France

HE Godunou Isidore

igodonou@globalbusinessroundtable.com

France

HE Christophe Tozo

gbeatitudes@yahoo.fr

Spain

Mr. Jackson Igbinosun

jackson.igbinosum@milabaltica.com

Spain

Mr. Ignacio Orbe

iorbe@sercobe.es

Tanzania

Mrs. Vulfrida Mahalu

vmahalu@exorattorneys.com

Tanzania

HE John Mallya

mallya@globalbusinessroundtable.com

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