The European Business Council for Africa

L’AVENIR, C’EST L’AFRIQUE

La pandémie de coronavirus n’a épargné aucun pays du monde. Même si l’Afrique fut nettement moins endeuillée que l’Amérique, l’Asie et l’Europe, faisant preuve d’une résilience inattendue face aux sombres prévisions qui étaient faites au début de la crise, le choc économique y fut d’une rare violence, faisant craindre une explosion de la pauvreté sur tout le continent. 
« Le chemin de la relance économique sera long et escarpé », indiquait d’ailleurs en octobre la Banque mondiale dans son rapport Africa’s Pulse. Ce qui implique des politiques économiques saines en termes de réformes, de choix budgétaires, d’endettement, mais aussi de lutte contre la corruption. 

Pour parvenir à une création d’emplois et de richesse aussi durable qu’inclusive, l’Afrique possède de sérieux atouts. Elle peut notamment s’appuyer sur les progrès entrevus ces dernières années en matière de transformation numérique et d’intégration régionale. Mais aussi sur les investissements et l’accompagnement des entreprises françaises. Convaincus que l’Afrique incarne l’avenir, le Conseil français des investisseurs en Afrique (Cian) et l’Opinion se sont associés pour défendre une vision dynamique de ce continent. Et vous donne rendez-vous en 2021 avec une nouvelle version du Forum Afrique et du rapport annuel du Cian. 

As previous years, we will start the NABA year by looking into the future: what will happen on the continent in 2021?

AGENDA
13:00-14:00: High Level Plenary
14:00-15:30: Country roundtables

Speakers:

H.E. Wamkele Mene (TBC)

Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat

Afrika-Verein (German-African Business Association) and GAA – German Agribusiness Alliance are pleased to invite you to the 7th German-African Agribusiness Forum – Virtual Edition on 26th January 2021.

Creating and maintaining safe access to food systems across the continent is crucial for the economic development of the continent. However, the global Covid-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on Africa's agricultural sector. It is therefore a pivotal time for world and industry leaders to harness the opportunities provided by the rich and diverse agriculture sector on the African continent. This is why we decided to focus this year's forum on Making Africa's Food Systems more resilient: how to align policy strategies and private sector engagement?

We are honored that the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Julia Kloeckner, has already confirmed her participation at the forum, where she will present the Ministry's commitment to a modern, sustainable agri-food and forestry sector in Africa and be available for questions afterwards.

The DRC is known to be a strategic country with various opportunities in all the sectors of the economy. The UK being a country offering world-class products and services, as well as various skills and vital capacity buildings, has the expertise to offer an effective partnership for a sustainable development of the DRC.

CCCGB is organising a webinar in partnership with the British Embassy in the DRC and Invest Africa and supported by DRC Mining Week. This session will open new horizons for British investors and DRC business interested in partnering with UK Companies.

As incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo builds his campaign for re-election in December 2020 against former president John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Invest Africa invites you to our deep dive discussion, examining the political and economic future of Ghana at the end of 2020 and into 2021.

Our panel of experts will scrutinise the knock-on effects of COVID-19 on the country’s economy, the economic challenges including dwindling revenue, increase in spending, and a high debt to GDP ratio to the Covid-19 pandemic, the measure the incoming president will need to take to tackle rising poverty throughout the country (see UNDP report on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19) and how these elections will determine Ghana’s positioning across the continent as the country takes the lead on implementing the long-awaited AfCFTA.

Digital Business Forum for Sustainable Trade and Investment Between the Netherlands and Africa

frica in 2020 is not the same as Africa 20 years ago. The continent’s private sector is more innovative and dynamic than ever before, with its youth better educated and highly ambitious to become members of the globalised world. Therefore, we invite you to the Digital Africa Business Days taking place on the 15th and the 16th of December 2020.

Through a state-of-the-art online platform, the Digital Africa Business Days offer the attendees the opportunity to request and host B2B networking meetings, participate in insightful workshops, follow a live talk show with key thought-leaders from Europe and Africa, visit a virtual exhibition area, and partake in high-level round tables. The Digital Africa Business Days will also host the Doing Business in Africa Award ceremony.

NABA, in partnership with Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) invites you to join a webinar to explore the LNG opportunities in Mozambique. With 150 trillion cubic feet of world-class gas reserves, Mozambique is positioned to become a global Oil & Gas player - a sector where the Norwegian companies have competitive and comparative advantages.


In this webinar, we will have a presentation from Total who has signed a 14,9 B$ finance agreement for Mozambique LNG and is the country's first onshore LNG development which will be important for the economic development in region.

It includes the development of the Golfinho and Atum natural gas fields located in Offshore Area 1 block and an onshore construction of a two-train liquefaction plant with a total LNG capacity of 13.1 million tons per annum (mtpa) with the ability to expand up to 43 mtpa. The project is on track and first LNG delivery in 2024.

Further, Control Risks will share some experience from helping companies solve challenges that arise when seeking to convert risk into opportunity in developing markets. They hold extensive knowledge of the political, social and security-related developments in Mozambique for companies operating in the oil & gas sector. 

Dear Member,
On December 15th next, CBL-ACP, in cooperation with its permanent representative in Kigali and the Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg, invites you to join a webinar.  A topic of interest to operators in Africa: the economic and geopolitical situation in RWANDA will be evoked. Some officials and representatives of the Belgian Government and CBL- ACP Members (Belgian operators present in Rwanda) will be able to benchmark their best practices and experiences, difficulties and facilities and deliver insights into the economic situation in that country. A question time will be organized. 

INVITATION

The Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development, in collaboration with SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises invites you to attend a virtual conference on:

"Focus on Business in Ghana" 25 November 2020 at 17:00

 The Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development, in collaboration with SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises hosted a virtual conference on "Focus on Business in Ghana" on 25 November 2020, regarding the country's political and economic situation, developments and trends, the business environment, export and investment opportunities in Ghana and more specifically, the conditions and prospects for co-operation between the two countries. 

The conference brought together key government and business officials from Ghana as well as Greek businessmen active in the country. 

The aims of the workshop are twofold:

to present and discuss the final outputs of the “Integrated and Sustainable Port Development in Ghana within an African Context” project, and

to canvas the opinions of participants on how they and others can use the developed framework for Sustainable Port Development.

At the workshop close, you will have a up-to-date understanding of the Sustainable Ports Development Framework, where you can find the outputs, how you can apply the framework, and who you can contact for advice or support.

The results of the workshop will be used in finalizing the project and tools so that the developed knowledge can be shared further.