The European Business Council for Africa

Presidential, legislative and provincial elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are scheduled to take place on 23 December 2018, following a two-year lapse since the expiration of President Joseph Kabila’s mandate. Given the country’s constitutional crisis, widespread insecurity and humanitarian crisis, the upcoming elections hold high stakes for the people of the DRC. The polls could potentially bring about the country’s first democratic transfer of power, but they also risk further destabilisation if electoral credibility is undermined. Understanding the DRC’s complex political landscape, regional dynamics and root causes of conflict is crucial for domestic and international actors to support a viable election process and future for the DRC.

The Africa Programme, with the support of the Open Society Foundations, is hosting a series of events assessing specific dynamics and challenges, in support of preparing responses to issues and post-election engagement.

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Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)
and the U.S. Mission to the African Union
present
U.S.-Africa Forum on Trade and Investment
February 12, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Sheraton Hotel

Organised by the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat (SWAC/OECD), the Sahel and West Africa Week is an annual meeting for dialogue and knowledge-sharing on food issues. It has become “the place to be” for the region’s development stakeholders for informal exchange, networking and building partnerships. Bringing together some 300 participants every year in a different West African country, it is the OECD’s largest event on the African continent. Hosted by the Government of The Gambia under the aegis of ECOWAS and UEMOA, the 2018 edition will take place at the Labranda Coral Beach Hotel. Read the Welcome words by the SWAC president.

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Africa is a continent in transformation, as more people move within countries and across borders than ever before. The continent has the youngest population in the world, some of the fastest growing economies, and rising potential in many sectors. But Africa also continues to suffer from persistent unemployment and poverty.

The EIB’s Africa Day was created to explore the continent’s many challenges and discuss ways to tap into its huge potential. The event serves as a platform for debate in areas such as private sector development, finance for small businesses, jobs for youth and women, agriculture, innovation and digitalisation.

Diverse economic growth

This year’s event will be hosted by the EIB in partnership with UNIDO, the United Nations’ Industrial Development Organization. It will take place on 22 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The topic at the top of the list will be sustainable industrialisation, an important step in the development of diverse economic growth in Africa.

Manufacturing is expected to expand quickly in Africa and create millions of jobs. The United Nations has identified industry, innovation and infrastructure as the ninth Sustainable Development Goal. Industry is of real importancefor millions of ambitious young men and women in Africa who seek jobs and opportunities.

Africa Day will examine why sustainable industrialisation is increasingly topping the policy and business agenda in African countries. It will explore how industry in Africa can become more appealing for European and African companies. Where are the opportunities for private investment in sustainable industrialisation? How can sustainable industrialisation help young entrepreneurs and women?

Top-level discussions on breaking down barriers

High-level speakers from diverse sectors and regions in Africa and Europe will attend Africa Day 2018. They will lead discussions on opportunities for growth and diversification. They will discuss ways to break down barriers and let Africa industrialise inclusively. The day will offer attendees a way to forge new partnerships, reinforce old ones and find new ways to help the continent.

The event is open to chief executives, financial officers, government representatives, entrepreneurs, academics, nongovernmental groups and civil society leaders.

Previous Africa Days have been in Luxembourg, Abidjan and Berlin, in partnership with the Luxembourg government, the African Development Bank and Afrika-Verein. More than 300 high-level participants commonly attend Africa Day.

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The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development.

The forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. It facilitates multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development.

It offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics.

 

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UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT presents:

 

A special event
Achieving accelerated structural transformation in Eastern Africa:
Policy ideas from two United Nations bodies

 

 

Geneva, 21 and 22 June 2018
Room XIV

 

 

 

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The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. It facilitates multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics.

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This event is the premier multi-stakeholder platform for integrating corporate responsibility questions into the global economic agenda. More than 800 representatives of government, business, trade unions and civil society will come together at the 6th Global Forum in Paris to provide insights and exchange views on how to do well while doing no harm in an effort to contribute to sustainable development and enduring social progress.

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For its twelfth edition, EDD 2018 will aim at bringing together the European Union's commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and women empowerment are at the core of European values and enshrined within the EU's legal and political framework. This is why the event will focus on the vital role of women and the need for their full and equal participation and leadership in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Corporate Council on Africa

Presents

Africa Finance Forum

April 18, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Covington & Burling
850 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001

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