The European Business Council for Africa

Join the fourth edition of the Africa Tech Summit, taking place live in Nairobi, Kenya on February 23-24.

A leading African tech event providing insight and networking within the African tech ecosystem. Africa Tech Summit brings together tech leaders, MNOs, corporates, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, governments, trade bodies and media.

The event, which has previously taken place in Kigali, Rwanda, connects over 500 tech leaders over two days, with three summits, workshops, an expo, a deal room, a venture showcases and unparalleled networking opportunities.

The 2022 edition of the event will host three tracks – the Money and DeFi Summit, Africa Startup Summit and the Africa Mobile Summit – in a bid to drive interaction and a future line of sight across a range of sectors.

Join the Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) on Thursday 20 January 2022 from 17:00 to 18:30 CET and ahead of the 6th AU-EU Summit for a high-level debate focusing on the critical themes of climate and energy in the Africa-Europe partnership.

To facilitate an open and frank dialogue on key, often contentious, issues between our two continents, AEF is organising three high-level “Talking Africa-Europe” specials focusing on the priority issues of Climate and Energy (January 20), Migration and Mobility (January 27) and Vaccine Access and Equity (February 3).

This debate will build on the aftermath of COP 26, which have left unhappy both climate activists and made African partners keen to address the key challenge of insufficient access to energy on their own continent. By addressing the best ways to take care of ensuring energy transition for all, this debate aims to foster an honest and frank dialogue about the best pathways to energy transition for the two continents and its people, that ensures both access to energy for all and climate concern.

Join SSCG Consulting at their 'UK - Africa Technology + Innovation Summit 2022' on 17th February to gain valuable insights into the economic opportunities in the technology sector on the African continent.

Accelerating innovation, digital and technology development, knowledge transfer, partnerships and investment between the UK and Africa

About this event

COVID-19 is expected to delay economic growth both in Africa as well as the rest of the world for years to come. However, technology and digital opportunities across Africa are growing deep as well as broad unlocking new opportunities and innovations, despite setbacks from COVID-19. The resilience of Africa’s Internet economy, coupled with growing private consumption population, strong developer talent, public and private investments, investments in digital infrastructure, connectivity and new government policies and regulations will continue to drive growth. The growing number of tech and digital economy based companies are introducing avenues for significant economic growth that will help unlock new sources of value, entrepreneurship, business growth, product innovation, job creation, reduce poverty, and contribute to overcoming Africa’s future development challenges.

Join SSCG Consulting at their 'Africa Agribusiness + Food Summit 2022' on the 27th January.

Accelerating agriculture and agribusiness investment, innovation, productivity; development of food value chains and market systems

About this event
Agriculture, agribusiness and food sectors remains key pillars of Africa’s economy and will be essential to the continent recovering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and future food security. It contributes 23% of the continent’s GDP and 49% of employment. The continent boasts an estimated 65% of the world's arable land. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped. Realizing Africa’s full agricultural potential will require significant investment, innovation and technology advancement.

The United Kingdom's Department for International Trade is hosting a conference held on 20th January focussing on African Investment.

At the UK-Africa Investment Summit hosted in January 2020, the UK announced its ambition to be Africa’s investment partner of choice. Following on from the successful Africa Investment Conference held on the first anniversary of the Summit in January 2021, the UK’s Department for International Trade is proud to bring together UK and African business once more, for the Africa Investment Conference 2022.

The conference will encourage deal origination, facilitate networking opportunities and raise visibility and UK interest in African opportunities within an impact and clean growth context.

Join the Africa Europe Foundation this Friday, the 17th December from 8h00-9h30 (CET) for the debate on "Addressing health workforce challenges in a changing health landscape" which will be organised as a side event to the First International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA).

Confirmed speakers include:

Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity and co-chair of the health strategy group, Georgina Yeboah, Executive Director AFREHEALTH , Howard Catton, CEO, International Council of Nurses, Youssef Travaly, Senior Fellow for Digital, Africa Europe Foundation and Janet Muriuki, Health Workforce Director, IntraHealth International.

On Friday, December 17th 2021, 10h00 - 11h00 (EST), the Brookings think tank will be hosting an event on how the Biden administration should be approaching Africa.

Africa has not been a top strategic priority for the United States. While successive U.S. administrations have sought to advance health, trade, and energy initiatives, high-level U.S. attention toward the continent has often been limited to concerns about security, extremism, and migration flows. Under the Trump administration, the United States became narrowly preoccupied with China’s influence over a number of African states, while the Biden administration has largely been focused on the civil war in Ethiopia. During a recent visit, however, Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed hope the United States can build stronger relations, recognizing the continent's vast economic potential and many promising trends.

Event to be held at the following time and date:
Thursday, 27 January 2022 from 10:30 to 15:00 (GMT)

Agriculture, agribusiness and food sectors remains key pillars of Africa’s economy and will be essential to the continent recovering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and future food security. It contributes 23% of the continent’s GDP and 49% of employment. The continent boasts an estimated 65% of the world's arable land. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped. Realizing Africa’s full agricultural potential will require significant investment, innovation and technology advancement.

Theme: Accelerating agriculture and agribusiness investment, innovation, technology, productivity; development of food value chains and market systems

In a first of its kind, to discuss the prospect of trade in Africa, the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee, PAFTRAC, has conducted a survey of over 400 C-level executives.

Join PAFTRAC on Tuesday, December 14th at 11:00 GMT, for the official launch of the Africa CEO Trade Survey report, which highlights numerous challenges and opportunities faced by corporates and SMEs in Africa.

Nobel laureate Esther Duflo, Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will on 13 December deliver the 2021 Kofi Annan Eminent Speakers’ Lecture, organized by the African Development Institute.

The theme of the lecture is Good Economics for Warmer Times: How to Address Our Climate Change Challenges. It will be attended by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, and Professor Kevin Urama, Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management of the Bank Group.