Malawi President Launches Advisory Committee

Atta CEO appointed as advisor on tourism

Malawi launches Presidential Advisory Committee on the Economy (PACE)

On July 1st 2012 President Joyce Banda announced the establishment of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Economy (PACE) at the first-ever National Dialogue on the Economy in Malawi, co-organised by The Brenthurst Foundation of South Africa  and the Government of Malawi.

The Dialogue created the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Economy, which President Banda has described as her ‘brain’s trust’. It was formed by the Government of Malawi in collaboration with the Brenthurst Foundation to assist the President on various economic challenges that need to be tackled in order for Malawi to become, in her words, ‘the best small country in the world to do business in.’

In her closing address to the Dialogue on 1 July, President Banda announced a number of international advisors to her committee which includes Nigel Vere Nicoll, Atta CEO, as International Tourism Advisor.

‘Our message is clear and simple – Malawi is determined to get through its economic troubles and overcome them. We must do everything possible to win.’ In commending the establishment of the PACE to assist Malawi with its economic initiatives and reforms, she stated: My Government will rely on this partnership as it forges ahead.

The Brenthurst Foundation delivers relevant, pratical policy advice to African Governments and their international partners. Atta CEO, Nigel Vere Nicoll has also recently returned from the Ilha de Mozambique acting as International Tourism Advisor to the  Brenthurst Foundation for Mozambique's Presidential Advisory Board.