The European Business Council for Africa

2nd Uganda – EU Business Forum (UEUBF) 2022

26 & 27 October 2022

Kampala, Uganda and online

 

The 2nd Uganda – EU Business Forum (UEUBF) 2022, will be held at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda, on 26 & 27 October 2022. The theme of the Business Forum 2022 is “Mobilizing Quality Investments and Enhancing Trade Between Uganda and the European Union”.

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CEST)

Online

The dialogue will be an occasion to discuss opportunities, constraints, and needs that European Businesses face when investing in / trading with EPA countries, particularly in Africa. The scope of this dialogue is for DG TRADE to grasp how to better support EU Businesses operating in EPAs regions. In the attached agenda you will find some input questions that will be used to guide the discussion.

Date: 30 June 2022, 12:00-13:30 (CEST)

Online

In recent months, African countries have fallen prey to foreign misinformation with enormous consequences on their political stability. In that context, the EU has partnered with a wide array of partners, including start-ups and projects like the Digital Enquirer Kit to counter disinformation campaigns, which we will have the chance and opportunity to welcome during our Info Point.

In the context of INTPA's work as regards international development and cooperation, misinformation and disinformation have become an even bigger challenge since the beginning of the pandemic. Indeed, the increased digitalisation that has characterised the last two years, as well as the digital shift undergone by some of INTPA's partner countries have heightened their vulnerability to disinformation campaigns, as well as the strategic influence of actors such as Russia.

Date: 7 July 2022, 10:00 (CEST)

The issues presented in this webinar will tackle the changing scenario of the importance of African commodities from the end of the COVID-19 crisis until the current situation of Russia’s aggression on Ukraine.

On one side, we have the growing fear of increasing food prices, famines and food insecurity, and on the other hand the awareness of the importance of African local goods. Different case scenarios are being analysed in order to overcome this crisis, depending on short, medium or long-term goals in which the best-case scenario would be to avoid food dependency.

Another important topic is the role of European enterprises and their new opportunities from the economic point of view.

Date: 23 June 2022, 12:30-13:30 (CEST)

Online

The war in Ukraine has exacerbated a cost-of-living crisis and poses major threats to global food and nutrition security and country owned food systems. Marjeta Jager (DDG INTPA) and Gerda Verburg (UN ASG and Scaling Up Nutrition Movement coordinator) will address the challenges and opportunities of high food prices and make the case for an integrated approach necessary to reverse negative implications on dietary intake and thereby nutritional status.

Date: 24 June 2022, 11:00-12:30 (CEST)

Online

EU support to multilateral environmental agreements

One of the tangible expressions of science-policy interface at work are the multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). They offer the best hope for multilateralism to deliver. But how do they deliver? What does the EC do to support these MEAs? What key lessons does such work offer for better environmental management and governance? How does this promote South-South Cooperation? Come and find some answers from the ACP MEAs 3 programme that the Commission is currently supporting.

Date: 21-24 June 2022

Brussels

The Africa Energy Forum 2022 will be held 21 - 24 June in Brussels under the theme ‘Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition’, before starting our journey to Nairobi, Kenya, where we will host our 25th Africa Energy Forum. Once again we unite governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services.

Over the last 23 years the Forum has earnt a reputation as the most meaningful gathering of decision-makers in African energy to form partnerships, identify opportunities and move the industry forward. We hand-pick the most credible organisations in the sector, delivering an intensive networking experience like no other.

Date: 16 June 2022, 11:30-13:00 (CEST)

Between 2014 and 2020, the EU committed more than 450 million EUR to development cooperation programmes in the field of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. This InfoPoint will present the results of fisheries and aquaculture projects around the world and will discuss the lessons learned to help shape the future of blue cooperation.

Date: 2 June 2022, 11:15-12:45 (CEST)

Online

How is the World Bank and the EC integrate fighting poverty and inequalities in their operations?

As the World Bank's Human Rights, Inclusion and Empowerment trust fund is visiting Brussels, we take the opportunity to have a discussion on how the WB and the European Commission integrate Human Rights, inclusion and inequalities in their operations in order to alleviate poverty and leave no-one behind.

Date: 7 June 2022, 15:00-16:30 (CEST)

Online

Progress Report 2018 - 2020

The European Commission has launched the Investing in Sustainable Development Report at the Financing for Development Forum 2022. The report documents how the EU, its Member States and European development financial institutions have been supporting partner countries in financing their sustainable development priorities.

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement objectives requires massive public and private investment to make them a reality for all people, everywhere. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic socio-economic impact on all countries, exacerbating financing needs and decreasing the level of resources available. It is necessary to unlock the full potential of all financial flows – private and public, domestic and international.