The European Business Council for Africa

Regarding the country's economic situation, developments and trends, the business environment, export and investment opportunities in Uganda and more generally the conditions and prospects for co-operation between Uganda and Greece.

The conference will bring together leading government and business officials from Uganda as well as Greek businessmen active in that country.

The conference can be attended by members and non-members of our Chamber. Event participation is free of charge. Those interested are invited to fill out the form for their participation in order to receive the passwords to the videoconference (via zoom).

Please note that the conference will be free and will be held in English.

Can Africa do better with trade? The share of intra-African exports as a percentage of total African exports has increased from about 10 percent in 1995 to around 17 percent in 2017, but it remains low compared to levels in Europe (69%), Asia (59 %), and North America (31%). This is an important reason to expect that trade will be a key driver of growth in Africa. According to modelling results by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the AfCFTA is projected to increase the value of intra- African exports. AfCFTA will be a game changer for stimulating intra-African trade. 

 Key discussion points:

  • What are the opportunities for Africa’s collaboration with other trading blocs for business development and growth?

  • What ‘best practice frameworks’ can the other trading blocs share with Africa to ensure AfCFTA’s success?

  • What are the key considerations that investors need to see from AfCFTA to ensure business continuation and investor success?

     

2020 provided many shocks to the global order, but it can be argued the year provided a second catalyst in encouraging many countries, cities and corporates alike to recommit on their climate and environment focused initiatives. Whilst this backdrop is positive it only reiterates that time is running out to achieve the SDGs.

In Africa, increased investment is required to stand any chance of achieving these goals. By leveraging blended finance solutions which can unlock catalytic funding (usually grants and donor backed capital) and subsequently crowd in private sector money, the SDGs have a better chance of being achieved. According to Convergence, Africa has consistently remained the most targeted regions for blended finance vehicles, but the trillions it promised to unlock have not been seen. With the Covid headwinds continuing to blow strong in 2021, what is the current state of blended finance solutions today in Africa? Will we be able to scale the amount of financing they receive up?

NABA members are welcome to a webinar with a business focus on East Africa.

Join us for an update on what is happening in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya in this business briefing on East Africa.

NABA members are invited to meet the Tunisian Ambassador to Norway H.E Amel Ben Younes and other important stakeholders from Tunisia in this update.

 

Avec la crise sanitaire que le monde traverse actuellement, de nouvelles menaces à l’encontre de la santé mondiale font leur apparition. Par effet d’engrenage, les entreprises se retrouvent face à de nouveaux défis à relever quant à leur manière d’opérer en Afrique : s’adapter et se préparer à la gestion des crises sanitaires devient un enjeux primordial.

Intervenants :

  • Sylvie Briand, Directrice du Département pandémies et épidémies, OMS
  • Eric Chevalier, Directeur du Centre de crise et de soutien, MEAE
  • Isabelle Tongio, Directrice Affaires Publiques et Gouvernementales, BioMérieux
  • Gerald Steenman, Chief Medical Director, Total

“How can your business benefit from the Business Partnership Facility (BPF) Financial Grant?”

29/01/2021 – 3 PM to 4.30 PM – ZOOM Event 

The CBL ACP Financial Division invites you to a webinar on “How can your business benefit from the Business Partnership Facility (BPF) Financial Grant?”

Cher membre et non-membre,
Le 9 février 2021 à 16h (CET), la CBL-ACP, en collaboration avec son représentant permanent à Yaoundé et la collaboration de la Chambre de Commerce de Luxembourg, vous invite à rejoindre son webinaire.
Un sujet d’intérêt pour les opérateurs en Afrique : la situation économique et géopolitique au Cameroun sera évoquée. Certains représentants officiels et responsables du gouvernement belge et des membres de la CBL-ACP (opérateurs belges présents dans ce pays ) seront en mesure de comparer leurs meilleures pratiques et stratégies et de donner un aperçu de la situation économique dans ce pays.

NABA members are welcome to a 30 minutes briefing conversation with Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Merete Lundemo and Mr. Per Mogstad, Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia.

Please register to receive the webinar details (register maximum 30 minutes before the session in order to secure your place).

Speakers

Ms. Merete Lundemo, Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia

H.E. Merete Lundemo has served for more than 30 years as a Norwegian diplomat in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. She was Ambassador to Abidjan and to Dhaka, as well as Special Representative for the Sahel, before assuming her post as Ambassador to Ethiopia last year. Her experience also includes working as a special adviser to the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and international assignments as an election observer.

Green City focuses primarily on ”green” urban solutions but also solutions for rural areas. We know there is a great interest from Africa in Swedish innovation and green technologies. Now our new Southern Sweden cluster will host a Green City cluster webinar so companies in the Öresund region can connect with our other Green City members to discuss sustainable business opportunities in Africa.

The program for the webinar on 2021-03-04 will be published at a later date and you are welcome to pre-register to our e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..