How should the Biden administration approach Africa?
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.
AFRICA AGRIBUSINESS + FOOD SUMMIT 2022
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
Launch of the Africa CEO Trade Survey
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.
Good Economics for Warmer Times: How to Address Our Climate Change Challenges
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.
Emerging Valley 2021
The Africa Europe Foundation invites you, on the 14th of December, to attend their EMERGING Valley 2021 events - the leading summit on innovation and tech startups between Europe and Africa.
With the Africa-Europe Foundation now established as partner of choice following its inception last year, EMERGING Valley will build on the dual ambition of its founding edition in 2017: to transform Africa-Europe relations by bringing together different innovation ecosystems for the common good, and to make the Aix-Marseille-Provence territory the natural HUB of impact innovation between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
EMERGING Valley has quickly established itself as a flagship event for African Tech.
AFRICA EUROPE FORUM 2021
The MALEKI CORPORATE GROUP hosts in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, the forthcoming
AFRICA EUROPE Round Table on 13 December 2021, 3.00 PM – 4.00 PM CET.
In this Deep-Dive Session, Sébastien C. Dessus, Middle East and Africa Economics Manager, IFC, will present the outlook for Africa and will highlight the topics urbanization, digitalization, health care, regional integration and climate change.
Doing Business in Zambia
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) (a member of the EUZBC) in liaison with the EUZBC board, is organising webcast series of Doing Business in Zambia on 2nd December 2021 virtually from 11am to 12:30. The discussions will provide insights to existing and prospective businesses from the European Union.
Infrastructure as a catalyst for sustainable growth on the African continent: what role for Swiss companies?
The Swiss-African Business Circle is organizing a virtual Peer-to-Peer Networking day on 24 November 2021 from 9:00-16:00 CET which is the kick-off for a series of activities organized around infrastructure and will gather +/- 100 participants. The theme for the day will be: 'Infrastructure as a catalyst for sustainable growth on the African continent: what role for Swiss companies?'.
Industrialising Africa: Renewed commitment towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization and Economic Diversification.
The Summit will be held from the 20th to the 24th of November 2021, as part of the Africa Industrialization Day (AID) annual commemorative activities. Given the importance of industrialization and economic transformation in Africa, the Africa Industrialization Day was adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity in July 1989, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Africa Industrialization Day provides an opportunity to key stakeholders to reflect on Africa’s industrialization by looking at how the continent can change its current status quo. Since 2018, the Africa Industrialization Day has been commemorated with weeklong events, marking a departure from the one-day tradition, and which affords more time to reflect and accelerate actions towards Africa’s structural transformation, as an enabler to meet the objectives of Agenda 2063, and SDGs, 2030.
Bold action needed for a turnaround in The Horn’s prospects
The Institute for Security Studies organizes an event on the actions needed for a turnaround in The Horn's prospects on 17 November 2021 at 03:00 PM (Johannesburg).
The Horn of Africa is a highly significant geostrategic site and one of the world’s most challenging regions for security and development. The Horn has a long history of armed conflict and poor governance, and is among the poorest globally.
This seminar will discuss new research on the likely human and economic development prospects for Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. Speakers will also debate the policies needed to set these countries on a sustainable and peaceful development trajectory by 2040.