Dunstan Wai, 1947-2005
Dunstan Wai
  The World Institute for Leadership and Management in Africa Inc. was the inspiration of Dunstan Wai, who spent the bulk of his professional life at the World Bank where the work he did for the Bank reflected his deep knowledge of and passion for Africa. He is well known for his contribution and his commitment to capacity building in Africa, which he believed to be the most important investment that can be made in support of development.

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At the first annual TTT International Project Investment Conference, WILMA presents a plan for pilot Joint Venture Commercial Estates (JVCEs). JVCEs are designed to enable the formation of community-based business clusters within a legal and financial framework designed to attract socially-responsible business partners globally.
WILMA produces the strategic planning document, The WILMA Business Ecosystem for Africa. This paper is intended to explain how African community-based business ventures and social enterprises can be created and taken to scale by a combination of local initiative, control, and responsibility (LICR) and medium-to-large scale businesses worldwide that are prepared to innovate in the way they do business in Africa.
WILMA begins to engage potential US business partners in Joint Venture Commercial Estates, e.g., in biofuel, water filtration, solar electric power, solar cooking equipment, construction, malaria control, and security systems.
WILMA engages BCW Inc., a California consulting company, as a partner for business start-up planning and fundraising, and launches its first application to USTDA.
In a demonstration of its development strategy's applicability outside of Africa, WILMA attends the Biennial Conference of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council to plan business opportunities for tribal villages in the Yukon River watershed.
WILMA Washington personnel cancel their usual July and November trips to Africa due to fundraising shortfalls. WILMA remains able to pay core overhead costs in Tanzania.