Creating an Integrated Nordic Financial Ecosystem: Exploring financing structures across the ØKS region
Date: 22 April 2022, 09:00-12:00
NABA invites you to attend its event on creating an integrated Nordic financial ecosystem in collaboration with key stakeholders for the development of sustainable financial investment solutions targeting African markets.
Join the webinar exploring opportunities for creating a Nordic Financial Ecosystem in collaboration with Universities, SME's, Research Institutions, Financial institutions, Private investors, Impact investors, Angel investors and Venture funds in the ØKS region (Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak) for the development of sustainable financial investment solutions targeting African markets.
AFRICA BUSINESS CLUB: START-UP SPECIAL
Date: 14 April 2022, 14:30 CET
NABC will be hosting their first-ever Africa Business Club: Start-up Special, at the NABC office in The Hague.
During this afternoon, you will hear from Pascal Murasira, the Managing Director of Norrsken East Africa that is setting up one of the largest start-up hubs on the African continent in Rwanda.
The second speaker is Ernesto Spruyt, the CEO of Tunga. Tunga was founded just five years ago and has now grown into an ICT company that employs hundreds of developers in a number of African countries. Mr. Spruyt will give some insights into the question: How to successfully move from Start-up to Scale-up?
Business Opportunities in the Moroccan Poultry Sector
Date: 14 April 2022, 15:00 CET
In collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and The Netherlands Embassy in Morocco, the NABC will be hosting a webinar on the business opportunities in the Moroccan poultry sector.
During the session, NABC will present the findings of the Opportunity Identification Study for the Dutch Poultry Sector in Morocco.
Major vs. Minor - A different approach to Investment
Date: 20 April 2022, 12:00-13:00
Invest Africa invites you to attend its event to address local investment strategies with traditional models of investment structures, weighing in on major and minor investments.
African investors are increasingly aligning their investment strategies with the strong demand for capital in the middle market. Close to 25% of investors record a preference for deals between $1m and $5m, followed closely by a preference for ticket sizes of $5m – $10m and $10m – $25, at just over 20% each. Investing in developing countries can create diversification for investment portfolios and expand home markets. We specifically want to address local investment strategies with traditional models of investment structures.
African Shipping Outlook
Date: 5 April 2022, 12:00-13:00 CET
In connection with Nor-Shipping 2022, NABA members are welcome to the African Shipping Outlook lunch conversation with Ms. Funmi Folorunso, Secretary General of the African Shipowners’ Association.
Digital Expert Circle South Africa
Date: 13 April 2022, 11:00-13:00 CET
Afrika-Verein invites you to attend their event on investment guarantees, financing via AfricaConnect and the status quo of German business in South Africa.
South Africa is Africa's most important industrial location, the third-largest economy on the continent, the only African member of the G20 and the BRICS countries and notably South Africa is Germany's most important African trading partner.
Digital Expert Circle EAC (East African Community)
Date: 4 April 2022, 12:00-14:00 CET
Afrika-Verein invited you to attend their online event on the opportunities that the AfCFTA offers to investors in East Africa.
The EAC region plays an important role for the German economy when it comes to business relations with our neighboring continent Africa. The Afrika-Verein supports German and African companies in establishing bilateral economic relations. We place a particular focus on cooperation with national and regional business associations - the Afrika-Verein has been closely linked to the East African Business Council (EABC) since April 2016 through a memorandum of understanding.
„Africa Insight!“ War in Ukraine: Political and Economic Implications for the African Continent
Date: 31 March 2022, 15:00-16:30 CET
Afrika-Verein invites you to their online event to discuss the political and economic implications that the war in the Ukraine has on the African continent.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put an abrupt end to 30 years of peace on the European continent. In response, Germany joined many other states in adopting far-reaching sanctions against Russia and proclaimed a "turning point" in foreign policy. The United Nations General Assembly - with a historic majority of 141 votes - condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine in a resolution. As the war continues, it becomes increasing clear that not only its humanitarian and political, but also its economic fallout will have impacts on a global scale.
Jump-starting regional trade in Africa - A briefing with H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, AfCFTA Secretariat
Date: 31 March 2022, 09:30-11:00 CET-1
Invest Africa invites you to attend its event where H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat will be giving a briefing on jump-starting regional trade in Africa.
The stock of UK FDI increased by 7% from £44.7 in 2019 to £47.9 in 2020. However, the UK’s share of FDI in Africa has declined from 10% of total FDI in Africa in 1992 to 7% of total FDI in Africa in 2019. The AfCFTA presents a clear opportunity to increase UK FDI in Africa through the elimination of regional trade barriers and the creation of a highly investable connected market with an estimated $3 trillion in combined GDP.
ESG Risk Management - Supporting sustainable private investment in Africa
Date: 30 March 2022, 12:00-13:00 CET-1
Invest Africa, in partnership with Control Risks, invites you to attend its event on ESG Risk Management and supporting sustainable private investment in Africa.
Over the past decade, tens of billions of dollars have been invested in businesses and enterprises across Africa, contributing to the economic growth of the continent. The mainstreaming of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks and reporting obligations means that investors are having to integrated ESG principles into their risk management processes. There is a huge amount of change expected in the coming year around the regimes governing ESG standards and obligations. In the meantime, investors are under pressure to interpret emerging regulatory obligations related to ESG due diligence in their investee and portfolio companies, those companies’ supply and value chains, as well as new regimes governing corporate ESG and sustainability reporting disclosures. Embedding ESG-specific risk management systems across value chains can help mitigate the impacts of any regulatory or reputational risks but knowing where to start while the ground is still shifting is the key to doing this successfully.