The European Business Council for Africa

7 June 2023 from 15:00 – 18:00 CET (16:00 - 19:00 EAT)

On 7 June 2023 from 15:00 – 18:00 CET (16:00 - 19:00 EAT), ECDPM will co-organise a joint hybrid event in Addis Ababa and online with European Union Delegation to the African Union, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Addis Ababa and Permanent Mission to the AU, the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) to take stock of recent advances and continued challenges in digitalisation in an Africa-Europe context and to identify ways to partner.


16:00 – 16:05 Welcome

16:05 – 16:15 H.E. Ambassador Birgitte Markussen, EU Ambassador to the AU and UNECA (TBC)

16:15 – 16:25 H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy (TBC)

16:25 – 16:35 H.E. Ambassador Hope Tumukunde Gastura, Rwanda Ambassador to the African Union and Ethiopia (TBC)

16:35 – 16:50 Melody Musoni, Digital Economy and Governance Policy Officer, ECDPM

Presentation of key messages from expert workshop on June 6 on Africa-Europe cooperation on digital infrastructure and digital single market

16:50 – 17:50 Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Rob Floyd, Director, Innovation and Digital Policy, African Center for Economic Transformation


Thelma Efua Quaye, Head of Digital Infrastructure Program, Smart Africa

Andrea Renda, Head of Global Governance, CEPS

Noomane Fehri, former Minister of Digital Economy, Tunisia

17:50 – 18:00 Conclusions by Thomas Huyghebaert, Head of Policy and Cooperation at EU Delegation to the AU

18:00 – 19:00 Cocktail reception


Registration here