Democracy That Delivers
Obasanjo, Olusegun

Obasanjo, Olusegun

President of Nigeria (1976-1979; 1999-2007)

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Club de Madrid publishes the summary of the Next Generation Democracy Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable.

Joaquim Chissano, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hamadi Jebali and Joyce Banda, Club de Madrid members and former Presidents and Prime Ministers of Mozambique, Nigeria, Tunisia and Malawi respectively, gathered in a two-day meeting to discuss existing good practices and transformative ideas to advance democracy in Africa, together with experts, civil society representatives, young leaders and other stakeholders from the region.

Imperial Springs Forum: Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities in the Belt and Road Initiative

The President of the Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, will lead a delegation of eleven Members of the organization to Guangzhou, China, to participate in this forum that will serve as a platform for discussion on ‘Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities in the Belt and Road Initiative’.

Three Club de Madrid Members lead the NGD Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable in Dakar, Senegal

Senegal hosted the Next Generation Democracy Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable on 21-22 April 2016. It brought together three Club de Madrid Members in addition to a group of regional experts and representatives from Governments, CSOs, as well as a high-level African Scientific Committee coordinated by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), to discuss the present and future of democracy in Africa. Joyce Banda, nominated Club de Madrid Member and former President of Malawi also contributed to the debate.

Thirty Club de Madrid Members back the Varkey Foundation initiative to restore teacher respect

The Varkey Foundation and Club de Madrid have joined forces to publish this open letter from leaders around the world in which they warned that an erosion in respect for the teaching profession could lead to “profoundly damaging” effects on young people’s life chances and a rise in extremism.The Club de Madrid Members, lead by its President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia, are calling on governments around the world to protect and value teachers, and play their part in restoring the respect that teachers so richly deserve. 

Open Letter: from Club de Madrid to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

We, Members of Club de Madrid, an independent organization at the service of Democracy and the promotion of its values worldwide, comprising more than a hundred democratic former Heads of State and Government from over 70 countries, express our deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela.

Boosting Solutions: Leadership in Africa

During the 2014 Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank that took place in Kigali, Rwanda in May 19-23, 2014, a High Level was organized to discussed "Leadership for the Africa we Want". Many of our African Members participated at this debate.  This is a video-summary of the debate.

Club de Madrid Annual Conference identifies 13 sets of proposals to foster job creation and inclusive growth

Key conclusions and ideas will be presented to the Australian G20 Presidency

The Dar es Salaam Statement

A group of informed African leaders and citizens met on 19th and 20th November in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania under the auspices of the Club de Madrid and the UONGOZI Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development. It was co-chaired by Club de Madrid Members H.E. Benjamin Mkapa, former President of Tanzania, H.E. Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana and H.E Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.

Download the Statement

You can watch the video through this link

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 Club de Madrid supporting the Sustainable Energy for All   -  African Hub Launch

Club de Madrid Member Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo spoke during the launch of the Sustainable Energy for All Hub for Africa at the African Development Bank Annual Meeting in Marrakesh on 31st May 2013.

African Development Bank and Club de Madrid agree to foster sustainable green growth

The Energy, Environment and the Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank and the Club de Madrid have signed a collaboration agreement in order to foster and promote during the Bank’s annual meeting the message that all energy in Africa needs to be sustainable to make green growth possible.

The Club de Madrid and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center to discuss "Democracy that Delivers" in Azerbaijan

 Some of the issues to be addressed are social and political inclusion, cohesion, and women’s empowerment during the event, from 5th to 8th of May in Ganja and Baku

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