Governance & Leadership
Head of Communications
Mr. Maingi is a public policy, development, media and strategic communication specialist with extensive leadership experience in nine countries in Africa. He has led and advised some of the Africa’s largest blue chip, public sector and international non-governmental organizations to manage risk, identify opportunity and to overcome critical stakeholder engagement challenges. He joined AGRA in February 2016, after serving as Africa’s Director for Communications, Marketing and Fundraising at The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF International). With more than 18 years of senior advisory and team leadership experience in public and private sector organizations, he has delivered critical assignments in engaging markets, communities, public and private organizations, media and policy makers for marketplace, economic and social development in sub-Saharan Africa.
David is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the University of South Africa, researching policy, practice and social capital of sustainable development in East Africa. He is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), UK, and holds a MSc. Public Administration and Development degree from the University of Birmingham, UK, a MA Mass Communications degree and a PG Dip. Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK.
Agribusinesses and African Smallholders Seize $1 Trillion Food Market as Meals Replace Minerals to Restart African Economic Growth, New Report
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in Africa, that may be worth more than $1 trillion each year by 2030 to substitute imports with high value food
Major Deals to Accelerate Africa’s Path to Prosperity through Agriculture Agreed at World’s Foremost Gathering of African Agriculture Leaders
Close to US$6.5 billion worth of investments in palm oil, pulses, potato and rice, mainly in West Africa, over the next eight years, were made and the new US$280 million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) launched Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Friday 8 September 2017 – Africa’s economic growth prospects received a major boost this
New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched
Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the