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Tuesday, November 27

11:30am CET

Trends and challenges in promoting business respect for human rights in Africa
Interpretation is provided in English and French.

Organized by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Brief description of the session: 

This Forum session is part of the Forum track on trends and challenges in promoting business respect for human rights in the context of each region of the world. Building on the sessions on government action on the Forum’s first day, the region focused discussions aim to take a closer look at how to overcome key business-related human rights challenges faced in African countries and lessons learned from emerging government, business and civil society action.

Objective of the session: 

Facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue around lessons learned and the way forward, including on how to scale up emerging good practice and strengthen a race to the top among governments and business in the region.

Format of the session:

The proposed session will be done in a talk show format with the participants having the opportunity to raise questions amongst each other as in a public dialogue. The session is chaired by the Member of the UN Working Group, Githu Muigai

Preliminary agenda: 
  • Introduction by The UN Working Group member, Githu Muigai
  • Kickoff remarks:
    • Civil society coalition reflections on how to overcome key business-related human rights challenges in the region and what emerging practices to build on
    • Business perspectives on how to drive a race to the top in the region
    • Government statements on lessons learned and commitments for going forward
  • Roundtable discussion

Moderator/ Introductory Remark...
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Githu Muigai

Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Githu Muigai is current Associate Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, University of Nairobi; Chairman at the Council of Legal Education in Kenya; and Senior Partner, Mohammed & Muigai Advocates. He previously served as a Commissioner with the former Constitution of Kenya... Read More →


Mutuso Dliwayo

Director, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association
Mutuso Dhliwayo is a public interest environmental lawyer working with the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association ( ZELA). ZELA works to promote democracy, good governance and sustainable development using natural resources as a framework.ZELA has been working on business and human... Read More →
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Guillain Koko

Project coordinator, ACCA, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Guillain Koko is a Social Justice activist and Human rights Lawyer, with particular experience/expertise in Business and Human Rights.He is the project coordinator of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA). He holds a Law Degree (LLB) in Public Law, from the Catholic... Read More →
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Mthunzi Mdwaba

Mthunzi Perry-Mason Mdwaba is an entrepreneur, businessman, executive and passionate advocate for business in all its diverse forms and across developing and developed nations. He is a fierce defender of skills development, the conditions required for sustainable enter-prises and... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm CET

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