Governance & Leadership
Kofi A. Annan
Board Chair Emeritus
Mr. Annan is from Ghana and was appointed Chairman of AGRA’s Board of Directors June 2007. Before that, he served as Secretary General of the United Nations (1997 to 2006). During his tenure at the UN, he was a resolute advocate for human rights, the rule of law, and the revitalization of the United Nations. He played a key role in mobilizing a global effort to combat malaria and HIV/AIDS; and was instrumental in laying out the Millennium Development Goals, a strategy to meet the needs of the world’s poorest by 2015. In December 2001, Mr. Annan and the United Nations received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Green tech is good for business, India must lead the world: Kofi Annan
With the two largest economies and polluters of the world – USA and China – agreeing on key climate targets, and German energy giant E.ON shifting away from fossil fuels to renewable power, the world is now looking to India to give a lead. The country is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions.
Deepening Democracy and Elections & Peacebuilding
Globalization has helped hundreds of millions to escape poverty, but it has also increased inequalities within countries and reduced the power of national governments. What was once hailed as a boon is now increasingly regarded as a threat. Unfortunately, the institutions best placed to counter such forces are being challenged. Party membership, voter participation and
Extremely Together: Letting young people lead
Declan O’Brien is a Project Coordinator at the Kofi Annan Foundation. He works closely with the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the Electoral Integrity Initiative, and Extremely Together.Over 50% of us are under the age of 30.There are many often-discussed implications of this shocking statistic, but one point on which there is a general consensus is that without