WTO Gender Research Hub - Think Up! #1: Financing Change: Trade Finance at Women Entrepreneurs' Rescue
Date: 9 March 2022, 15:00-16:45 CET
The World Trade Organisation invites you to attend their event hosted by their Gender Research Hub on trade finance to support women entrepreneurs.
Context and background
For the year 2022, the WTO Gender Research Hub focuses its work and discussions on the overarching theme of "Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery". The Hub's annual work programme includes a series of three workshops, entitled Think Up!, to further analysis on trade and gender equality issues and showcase research findings which will be reviewed from a concrete and practical perspective.
A more sustainable future? Tunisia’s climate and energy challenges
Date: 7 March 2022, 16:00 CET, onine
The Middle East Policy Forum of George Washington University invites you attend their online event to discuss Tunisia's clilmate and energy challenges in pursuit of a more sustainable future.
In 2014, Tunisia became the first country in the MENA region to include recognition of climate change in its constitution, guaranteeing the right to “a sound and balanced environment while contributing to the safety of the climate by all available means.” Thus, the country set out to significantly reduce its carbon footprint over the next two decades. With limited access to energy resources, Tunisia has the unique opportunity to develop its renewable energy sectors. Yet, the country faces a range of other challenges–including its economic reliance on agricultural food production–that require policy innovations beyond developing sustainable energy sources.
Congo, Land of Opportunities
Date: 9-10 March 2022
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
The Ministry of International Cooperation and the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships of the Republic of Congo invited you to join them at their the roadshow event at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, in London.
The main objective of this event is to present the economic opportunities in Congo available to investors and businesses willing to take part in the development of the country.
#Infra4dev Conference: Infrastructure, Recovery & Growth: Building out from the Pandemic
Date: 3-4 March 2022, online
The Infrastructure for Development Conference series (#Infra4Dev) is an initiative of the World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, aiming to promote dialogue and exchange between leading edge economic researchers and the wider community of policymakers and practitioners on leveraging infrastructure for development.
The World Bank and the International Growth Centre, based at the London School of Economics, are partnering for the third annual #Infra4Dev Conference, to be held online on the mornings (ET) of March 3rd and 4th, 2022.
Policy makers around the world are currently grappling with the immediate economic recovery from the global pandemic, while at the same time trying to steer the global economy on to a more sustainable long-term development path. Accordingly, the theme for this year’s conference is the impact of infrastructure on economic development. We will explore how a range of infrastructural developments – including digital, urban transport, economic corridors, and energy systems – contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Africa Agribusiness + Food Summit 2022
Join SSCG Consulting at the virtual Annual Africa Agribusiness + Food Summit 2022 on Thursday 17 March 2022.
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.
Eighth Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) invited you to attend the Eighth Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) held in hybrid format in Kigali between 3-5 March 2022.
The ARFSD is an annual multi-stakeholder platform organized jointly by the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (ECA) and the Host Government in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and other entities of the United Nations System. It brings together Ministers, senior officials, experts and practitioners from UN member States, private sector, civil society, academia and UN organisations. Accordingly, the 2022 Forum will be organized jointly by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Government of the Republic of Rwanda in collaboration with partners outlined above.
Forum Europe Afrique - Métropoles européennes et africaines : les actrices de la relance mondiale
Date: 17 Mars 09h00 à 19h10 (H Fr.)
Dans le cadre de sa présidence de l’Union Européenne, la France va faire du “renforcement du partenariat euro-africain” une de ses priorités du premier semestre 2022. En sa qualité de plus grand partenaire commercial de l’Afrique, ces liens doivent être renforcés pour créer de la valeur ajoutée et de l’emploi.
Dans le prolongement du Sommet Union européenne-Union africaine des 17 et 18 février prochains à Bruxelles, le forum Europe Afrique se tiendra le 17 mars prochain au Palais du Pharo, labellisé par la présidence française de l’Union Européenne.
3rd Edition of the ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum
Date: Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 February 2022
Mahatma Gandhi Conference Centre, Namey, Republic of Niger
For the first time, the Republic of Niger will be hosting the ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum.
ECOMOF will feature a variety of conference sessions, workshops and roundtables, with industry experts discussing issues encompassing the complete spectrum of the mining and petroleum sectors. Niger’s mining and petroleum sectors are rapidly developing with major new discoveries, this is the first international mining event in the country and a unique chance to cement business deals.
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic: hope or disillusion?
Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 CET
Politico is hosting top EU and African leaders from a variety of public and private sectors to discuss the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the eradication of the virus.
The pandemic has taught a hard lesson to any would-be idealists: that when humanity was faced with the collective challenge of a deadly virus, countries turned their backs on solidarity to put their own people first.
This reality has sparked a round of hand-wringing public health experts. But while European governments called for new global guidelines, rich countries are continuing to brush off guidance from the World Health Organization and back-burner efforts like the COVAX plan to ensure equitable access to vaccines.
Therefore, countries in Africa and other less-developed regions are feeling abandoned by the global health system and starting instead to look at what they can do on their own.
Africa and Trade: Competition, Rules and Prosperity
Date: Monday 7 February 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 CET
EA Lagos invites you to its inaugural event, "Africa and Trade: Competition, Rules and Prosperity".
Intra-Africa trade is currently between 15% - 18%. Trade liberalisation with the AfCFTA is expected to reduce costs, boost product variety and set the stage for increasing returns to trade.
Capturing these returns will require staying true to the fundamental principles of competition and the rule of law. Our speakers, Poorva Karkaare and Leonard Wantchekon, are well acquainted with the latest developments in the region.