The European Business Council for Africa

The event will take place online on 15 November 2021.

The International Transfer Center for Infrastructure Development in Africa (ITIDA) is the organizer of IDA 2021. ITIDA is an association of infrastructure developers that seeks to promote and enable to improve infrastructure development activities in Africa with the expertise of European and international companies, by creating a network that will foster continuous dialogue amongst its members.

AfDB will be holding the second edition of the BOS on 12 October 2021; 08:00-13:00 GMT (for Asia delegates) / on 13 October 2021; 11:00-16:00 GMT (for delegates in Africa, Americas, and Europe) virtually on Zoom.

As before, the seminar will offer a range of individuals and firms (based in Bank Group member countries) a unique opportunity to learn more about providing goods and services to or partnering with the Bank.

The webinar takes place on 20 September 2021 from 14:30 to 16:00 hrs. The Panel will assess global trends and challenges for the logistics of international trade, and what developing economies can do to reduce their vulnerabilities in the areas of transport and trade facilitation, taking into account implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussion will provide a platform for consideration of key issues and related areas for policy action, with special regard to the role of UNCTAD.

This webinar on 20 September 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 hrs. (CEST) will offer an opportunity to discuss the scenarios of value chains reconfiguration occurring as a response to the pandemic and the multiple forces pushing to reorganize supply chains across the globe, and the impacts these changes can have on developing countries. The webinar will help to clarify the fragilities of GVCs exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the new opportunities which could ensue by a renowned global division of labour.

The roundtable will contribute to clarify scenarios of international production networks organization globally, the implications on different developing countries and the required updates in their policy frameworks to benefit from a fast-changing landscape. The webinar will also contribute to support developing countries in updating their national and regional policy frameworks in a strategic way, in terms of industries, typology of policy measures, partnerships and financing for production development, taking into account the new technologies and the global reorganization of trade and production.

The webinar brings together policymakers from various developing countries academic experts in an attempt to offer to the audience both a snapshot of developing countries’ policy experience in the current scenario and a more general and macro perspective.

The Global Commodities Forum is a major multi-stakeholder meeting to discuss pragmatic solutions to perennial problems of the commodity economy.

The theme of the 2021 Forum is “Strengthening Resilience in Commodity Dependent Countries” and takes place on 14 September 2021 from 15:00 tp 16:15 hrs. (CEST). It will connect policymakers with practitioners to address the current challenges and future opportunities for commodity-dependent economies.

The third session of the Forum will discuss challenges and opportunities economies exporting essentially oil and gas are facing in the context of climate change mitigation.

Theme: “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all”

Building on the theme of the UNCTAD14 conference, which emphasized the need to move from decision to action, UNCTAD's 15th quadrennial conference, UNCTAD15, seeks a concrete decade of action in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is focused on reducing inequality and vulnerability by ensuring trade works for all and that development remains high on the global agenda. The theme, “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all”, is a clarion call to work to fix the fractures across the world in favour of prosperity for all. UNCTAD15 takes place online, hosted by Barbados, from 3 to 7 October, 2021.

The upcoming Innovate UK EDGE webinar takes place on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00 BST.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites to the virtual Africa Investment Summit on Health taking place on September 20th scheduled from 10.00 – 12.00 hrs Eastern Time Zone, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Summit will bring together businesses, governments, development institutions and philanthropists to catalyse substantial investment in local pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity towards significantly increasing access to vital health commodities and supplies in Africa and beyond.

From 9 to 11 September 2021 Market Access Africa (MAA) connects the entire food and agriculture value chain with a focus on attaining and improving access to regional and international markets - It is the global meeting place for food and agriculture buyers, sellers and value chain enablers.

MAA 2021 delegates and exhibitors will be matched with relevant market actors and value chain enablers based on their requirements through our Value Chain Connect.

African Banker magazine in partnership with StoneX will host, on September 14, a webinar convening the leading organisations paving the way to build a continent wide pan-African payment system.

Africa’s trading relationships are evolving. Over the past decade, trade has begun to move away from developed countries and towards other emerging economies including India, Indonesia, Russia and Turkey. However, boosting intra-African trade will provide the greatest potential for building sustainable development and is a key goal of policymakers across the continent.

Research from SWIFT back in 2018 showed intra-Africa clearing and trade was increasing in importance with almost 20% of all cross-border commercial payments sent by African banks remaining within the continent, up from 16.7% in 2013. Moreover, intra-African clearing of payments increased from 10.2% in 2013 to 12.3% in 2017.