The European Business Council for Africa

Regaining Momentum: Africa’s Energy leading to a Smart, Green & Inclusive Economic Transformation

The 14th German-African Energy Forum will be back on June 1st and 2nd 2021. For 13 years, this conference has been crucial to foster German-African economic cooperation, to develop new partnership and new opportunities for businesses.

CBL-ACP a le plaisir d’annoncer le prochain webinaire thématique, organisé conjointement avec l’Ambassade de Belgique en Angola, avec pour thème :

L’eau et les énergies renouvelables en Angola : défis et perspectives’.

Quand : 20 mai 2021 à 11 heures (CEST)

Le webinaire se tiendra en anglais et en français. 

Ne manquez pas cette occasion de vous informer sur un sujet clé du monde des affaires en Angola. 

Africa: Past, Present, Future

Africa’s strong commitment and progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the past decades have resulted in exponential growth and have holistically improved livelihoods. With the SDGs in sight, the narrative for Africa is shifting from one of 'deficits' and 'gaps' to one of prospects, opportunities, ventures and creativity.

Today, Africa is an emergent market that is home to 17% of the world’s population and has consumer spending of over $4.1 trillion. Already business environments, investment, and mutually beneficial partnerships and opportunities are improving and growing. Together, these elements present countless prospects for both the present and the continent’s future. However, it is worth noting that the future is not withstanding obstacles as extraordinary challenges threaten to paralyze achievements and reverse gains. Radical and innovative efforts need to be made to build the best future and to ensure Africa’ continuous prosperity.

To better understand and explore Africa’s challenges and opportunities, Oxford’s Africa Business Forum 2021 will draw on the experience of leaders and experts working in and across the continent to share learnings from the past, present successes, future ideas and initiatives for Africa. Together we will reflect on Africa's Past, Present and Future.

More info and registration here.

L’INSERTION SOCIO-PROFESSIONNELLE DES JEUNES AU SAHEL : UN DEFI INCONTOURNABLE POUR LES ACTEURS DE LA REGION

Webinaire 18 mai 2021 ECOLE MILITAIRE – PARIS

Clear Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets and measurements have become an increasingly important part of fundraising as investors seek to align their portfolios with sustainable growth. For a continent boasting ample natural resources, this presents a significant opportunity for Africa’s green energy sector. However, renewable does not always equal sustainable and developing and articulating ESG metrics can pose a significant challenge to projects as they prepare investment rounds. In this webinar, Invest Africa and DLA Piper will discuss ESG best practice in African renewable energy as part of our initiative to drive global investors towards critical projects across the continent.

More info and registration here.

Animé par Pierre-Samuel Guedj, président de la commission RSE-ODD du CIAN, cet événement rassemblera 3 intervenants qui se pencheront sur les enjeux de l’intégration de la RSE dans l’OHADA. Plusieurs question se posent. Quels sont les enjeux prioritaires ? Quelle utilité pour la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable ? Quelle utilité pour encourager et favoriser le développement économique des pays d’Afrique et entre l’Afrique et l’Europe ? Quels retours d’expériences propres à nourrir la démarche ?

Intervenants :

  • Mme Cynthia Gnassingbe-Essonam, Secrétaire générale de TOGO INVEST
  • M. le Pr Emmanuel Sidibi Darankoum, Secrétaire permanent de l’OHADA
  • Mme Muriel Voisin, Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale du GROUPE COLAS

More info and registration here.

Sudan is currently a country in transition. In 2019, a popular uprising created the momentum for significant political and economic changes, but there remain daunting challenges on the road to democracy and prosperity.

Attracting investment in sectors that can be part of sustainable global supply chains of materials and minerals essential for the country’s economic transformation requires a stable and predictable investment climate, and a vibrant civil society protected by democratic institutions.

More than ever, there is the need for meaningful dialogue between civil society, Sudanese businesses, and international investment communities.

The importance of creating such a multi-stakeholder dialogue during Sudan’s political transition is fundamental for the protection of human rights and the establishment of ethical governance practices.

  • Nigeria’s ICT sector is booming; the sector has grown significantly in the past decade and contributes almost 10 percent to Nigeria’s GDP. The country has become the most popular destination of active tech hubs on the continent, and has the largest number of internet users. The growth of the tech sector has gone hand in hand with the development of a strong technical talent community; with companies like Google, Microsoft and  Andela offering training  that focus both on soft and hard technical skills.

    For many Dutch companies that are struggling to find qualified tech talent, Africa, and Nigeria in particular, has often been a blind spot and not yet explored in terms of human capital. With the wide adoption of remote-work and digital technologies across the whole Dutch economy, recruiting additional digital talent from new talent pools, like Nigeria, could be an essential step to alleviate skill gaps and a powerful tool to accelerate COVID-19 recovery.

NABA members are welcome to a virtual meeting to discuss how we can work together to stop fraud and corruption. We will share best practices, experiences and discuss solutions from different perspectives. You will get an update on the current rules and regulations, learn how to establish a good anti-corruption culture and how to carry a corporate investigation when not much is available in the public domain.