In 2010, the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) reached out to IFC’s Global Corporate Governance Forum for support in its South-South collaboration project with Mozambique. Initially envisioned as a short series of training workshops, the project evolved into a long-term partnership that benefited all parties and provided some valuable lessons on how to
make such South-South collaboration work.
The project traces its roots to 2007, when a board member of IBGC traveled to Maputo, Mozambique, to speak at a corporate governance event. During that trip he met with the IGEPE (Mozambican State Holdings Management Institution) officials for the first
time. In 2010, three IBGC members visited IGEPE to conduct an introductory education program for more than 40 members of IGEPEcontrolled companies (directors, chairmen, chief executive officers, and executives), and IGEPE hired IBGC for additional training sessions during 2010. Continue reading…