The European Business Council for Africa

Afrika-Verein (the German-African Business Association) and GHA – German Health Alliance are pleased to invite you to the 7th German-African Healthcare Forum – Virtual Edition on 28th October 2020 organized as a side conference to the World Health Summit which will be held from 25th to 27th October 2020 in Berlin.

The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) together with the German Health Alliance (GHA) proudly present the high-level speakers:

  • Jens Spahn, MdB, Minister , Federal Ministry of Health, Germany
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr Ahmed Ogwell, Deputy Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
  • Hon. Prof. Jean Louis Hanitrala Rakotovao, Minister of Public Health, Madagascar
  • Hon. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner, Nigeria
  • Hon. Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health, Rwanda
  • Hon. Prof. Dr Alpha Wurie, Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone

In October 2020 Ivorians are due to go to the polls for presidential elections. The contest has a familiar feel, pitting incumbent President Alassane Ouattara against former President Henri Konan Bédié, who broke from the ruling Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix (RHDP) coalition in August 2018.

The stakes are high for Côte d’Ivoire. Ouattara has overseen impressive economic growth since the end of the civil war in 2011 but faces increasing domestic opposition. Growth has not – so far – resulted in broad socio-economic improvements, and the poverty rate in the country continues to rise. The looming economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have brought these issues into even sharper focus. The election also comes in the context of significant domestic political tension. Ouattara has alienated several of his former coalition partners since taking power, and few outside of the RHDP accept his argument that a new constitution passed in 2016 gives him the right to run for a third presidential term. That Ouattara is facing off against Bédié – his rival in the 2010 election that ultimately resulted in the most intense bout of violence the country has seen – has increased fears of instability and violence around the poll. 

In the Netherlands, Niger is often seen as one of the more difficult countries for Dutch companies to do business. Still, there are inspiring stories of companies succeeding in the country. They have a successful business, while adding value locally. This webinar will zoom in on those inspiring stories to see what made the business successful and what others can learn from it. 
Speakers will also discuss the impacts of the current health and economic effects of COVID-19, as well as the security situation in the Sahel on doing business in Niger. What measures do the Nigerien government, local companies and foreign companies in Niger take to mitigate risks and continue business in insecure times?

Erick Maville, Directeur Général, Santé en Entreprise (SEE), Président de la Commission santé du CIAN, a le plaisir de vous inviter au prochain webinaire de la Commission santé du CIAN Mardi 6 octobre à 10h30 (Heure Paris) sur le thème "Innover pour lutter contre la tuberculose en contexte de COVID en Afrique."  

Intervenants :  

  • Linda Betroune, Global Marketing Director, QIAGEN ;   
  • François Jung, Manager Private sector engagement, FONDS MONDIAL ;                  
  •  Eric Fleutelot, Directeur technique Département Santé - Pôle grande pandémies, EXPERTISE FRANCE                   
  •  Isabelle Villadary, Head of Malaria and Tuberculosis - Global Health Programs, SANOFI                      

How Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Development Finance Institutions (DFI) can play a significant role in providing support to the South African private sector during and post COVID19 recovery to promote job creation, skills development, and a value-added economy.


Our distinguished speakers are Norwegian Ambassador to South Africa: H.E. Ms. Astrid Emilie Helle; Former South African Minister of Tourism and South African Presidential Investment Envoy: Mr Derek Hanekom; IOE Vice President to the ILO, Vice Chair of the ILO, IOE Chair of Business and Human Rights, Chair of Productivity South Africa and Chairman to SANA: Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba ; CEO of Arise Pty Ltd : Mr Deepak Malik Divisional Finance Director to Unilever: Ms. Mpume Langa ; Dr. Abdu Mukhtar: Director for Industrialization and Trade Facilitation at African Development Bank Group. 

Lors de ce Webinaire, des représentants du gouvernement belge ainsi que des opérateurs belges présents en Angola interviendront pour partager leur expérience en tant qu'opérateurs économiques sur le marché angolais et répondre à vos questions.Parmi les intervenants:

  • S.E Mário de Azevedo Constantino, ambassadeur de la République Angolaise à Bruxelles
  • S.E Jozef Smets, ambassadeur du Royaume de Belgique à Luanda
  • M. António Henriques da Silva, président de l’AIPEX (Angolan Investment and Export Promotion Agency)
  • M. Edouard Jourdain, Senior Consultant, Port of Antwerp
  • M. Stefaan Mattheeuws, Country Representative - Manager Business Development, EXMAR Marine 
  • Captain Jean-Marc Thiebaut, Director, NileDutch Belgium 
  • Eric Peiffer, Managing director, Vecturis S.A

During this webinar, Belgian government officials and representatives as well as Belgian actors operating in Angola are expected to share their experience as economic operators on the Angolan market and answer your questions.

In collaboration with its permanent representative in Havana, Mr. Benoit Croonenberghs , the CBL ACP will organize a webinar dedicated to the Cuban market. Private operators active in this part of the world will testify about their field experience.
The final program will be communicated shortly, registration is mandatory and participation is free for CBL ACP members. Non-members will be asked to contribute to the costs.

During this webinar, Belgian government officials and representatives as well as Belgian actors operating in Angola are expected to share their experience as economic operators on the Angolan market and answer your questions.

NABA, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Scatec Solar and the Africa Finance Corporation are pleased to welcome you to attend The Nordic-African Business Webcast on Thursday 8 October 2020.

African business meets Nordic counterparts in what will be this year’s most useful digital platform to reconnect and re-engage with the continent. How do we best conduct business virtually? How will the business climate change going forward? Do we need a pivot in African – Nordic business relations? Meet business executives, experts, politicians and benefit from their insight on what the future holds for business between the Nordic countries and Africa.

On September 15th next, CBL-ACP, in cooperation with its permanent representative in ABIDJAN and the collaboration of the Chambre de Commerce de Luxembourg, invites you to join a webinar.