The European Business Council for Africa

CCA will host a two-part webinar series -- Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for Vaccine Acquisition and Delivery in Africa -- on April 13 and 14 that will highlight the role of public-private partnership in closing the vaccine financing gap and tackling the logistics and infrastructure challenges related to vaccine delivery and inoculations in Africa. 

The webinar series will showcase key vaccine financing schemes on the continent as well as technologies and leading solutions that the U.S. and African public and private sectors can launch to facilitate an efficient delivery and inoculation of vaccine doses on the continent.  

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is drawing on two of its platforms – its Africa Finance Forum (annually held on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF spring meetings) and its newly launched U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative—to convene key stakeholders to discuss strategic collaboration on vaccine delivery in Africa and, thus, a path to economic recovery on the continent.  

Welcome by Stefan Liebing, Chairman, German-African Business Association, followed by presentations of the Africa’s Development Dynamics 2021 report by Jean-Denis Gabikini, Acting Director of Directorate of Economic Development, Integration and Trade of the Department of Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining – AUC, and Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development. The ensuing discussion with H.E. Igor Cesar, Ambassador of Rwanda to Germany, Stefan Oswald, Director for Africa, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Gregor Wolf, Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) will be moderated by Nicola Brandt, Head of the OECD Berlin Centre.

The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department (FIRM) of the African Development Bank will hold its first virtual Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) for 2021 over two days in April in order to accommodate participants in different time zones.

The webinar will offer individual and consulting firms, civil contractors, manufacturers and commercial attachés from the Bank Group’s regional and non-regional members an opportunity to learn more about how to become Bank suppliers or partners.

Specifically, the sessions will provide an overview of Bank Group policies and operations; procurement rules and procedures; and ongoing and future country activities. The webinar will also feature Business-to-Business meetings with key Bank Group departments.

Interpretation services will be provided in English and French.

The African Development Bank will launch its 2021 African Economic Outlook on Friday, 12 March 2021. The theme of this year’s report is From Debt Resolution to Growth: The Road Ahead for Africa, which examines Africa’s growth performance and outlook and presents the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The launch will be attended by African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina, Nobel laureate Prof. Joseph Stiglitz, government ministers and Governors of the Bank, representatives of the diplomatic corps, researchers and industry experts. 

Following a presentation on the African Economic Outlook, a panel of senior policymakers, sovereign debt experts and private sector practitioners will discuss the report and present their views. Panelists will focus on helping African countries build back better from the crisis and manage debt vulnerabilities. 

The African Economic Outlook is the Bank’s flagship tool for economic intelligence, policy dialogue, and operational effectiveness. The report is read widely by policymakers, academics, investors, development practitioners and the media. 

Investment, Technologies, Digital Health and Partnership Opportunities for Resilient Health Systems, Quality Patient Care and Services

Join us for the virtual SSCG UK - Africa Healthcare Forum on Thursday, 25 March 2021 as we explore and discuss "Investment, Technologies, Digital Health and Partnership Opportunities for Resilient Health Systems , Quality Patient Care and Services " in Africa for UK organisations, companies, investors, entrepreneurs and suppliers. 

20+ Speakers

500+ Attendees

100+ Companies represented

Join us at the biggest African Mining event in North America – The virtual Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 22nd Annual African Mining Breakfast & MineAfrica’s 19th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar this Tuesday March 9 to Thursday March 11, 2021 during PDAC.

Following the opening addresses there will be Spotlight sessions each day focussing on specific geographic regions and countries in Africa. Each Spotlight features presentations by African mining ministers, mining company CEO's, service providers and expert advisors to the mining industry in that region.

There is no charge to attend this online event but you must register to attend one or more (or all) sessions. Registration gives you access to all Sessions on each day.

Our preceding webinar on the subject had set the scene for a renewed policy and advocacy strategy for the collation of the “One African Voice” as a collective action to revisit this perennial concern on the continent. 
This is therefore the second in a series of the independent dialogue series anchored by FARA in the context of the UN-Food Systems Summit. It is important that in crafting a continental voice, all concerns as much as possible must be brought to the table, leaving no one behind. 

The central objective of this activity is to validate the amalgamated thoughts in the draft policy brief for presentation at the UN Food systems Summit. 
Specific objectives;  
1. To dive deep into the consolidated comments from the various Africa’s geopolitical zones on the draft policy. 
2. To validate the One Africa Voice (policy brief) to the 2021 UN Food System Summit on AR4D (African message to the Summit).
3. To present the update on the progress of the AfDB-IFAD High -Level on ‘Learning Innovation and Technology for Food Systems transformation in Africa.
4. develop the framework for advocacy towards increased investment in science for agricultural development.
5. To develop strategies for the development and implementation of ensuing post-summit action for the achievement of SDG. 
6. Develop the framework for the Biennial Flagship Publication -“African Status Report on Agricultural Research and Innovation (AfARR)”.

The event will focus on the role of private sector cooperation between Europe and Africa. Two book authors as well as entrepreneurs will present their experiences and guiding ideas about building business partnerships between the EU and Africa, development policy, European financing of infrastructure and successful entrepreneurship in Africa.

The event is the third in a series of three organized by UNIDO at the EU Industry Week 2021.

Modern, affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is critical for economic growth and the provision of access to modern energy contributes tremendously to improved health care, better education and opens up economic opportunities in both urban and rural areas in Africa. The Africa Energy Indaba is the definitive energy conference for Africa providing an annual programme that shapes energy policy for the African continent. The 13th Africa Energy Indaba Conference will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across the continent. Delegates, drawn from all continents, represent an unrivalled combination of industry experts, project developers, financiers, energy users, government officials and manufacturers.

The third African Science, Technology and Innovation Forum will comprise the following activities, high-level policy dialogues, panel discussions and showcasing events: 

  • High-level policy dialogues: At least four high-level policy dialogues comprising Senior Governments, ministers, heads of United Nations agencies, and chief executive officers of firms, as well as vice chancellors of universities and heads of research and technology organizations, will be organized. The interactive high-level policy dialogues will focus on broad and cross-cutting issues and strategic direction, including opportunities and transformative levers, partnerships, commitments, actions and other measures to accelerate implementation. 
  • Panel session to assess progress on the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063: At least five sessions (on People,Prosperity, Planet, Peace, and Partnerships) will be held to assess progress and contribution of STI in the progress so far registered, and actions needed to amplify the impact of STI in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. All panel sessions are organized in a town hall fashion without PowerPoint presentations, to encourage free discussions to take place.