The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 28 March 2022, 11:00-13:00 CET

Online

As an official side event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) this meeting will portrait best practices as well as opportunities to unlock RE investments in Africa and discuss: How can public engagement enable the needed rapid growth of sustainable energy in Africa? What can private sector learn from each other? And what will be the best financing-mix for a green future?

Date: 23 March 2022, 16:00-18:00 (EET)

The Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development is organising a virtual conference regarding Nigeria: "Prospects and Opportunities of Greek Entrepreneurs for Trade and Investment in Nigeria"

The conference will deal with the country's economic situation, developments and trends in the business environment as well export and investment opportunities in Nigeria.

The conference will bring together leading government and business officials from Nigeria as well as Greek business people active in the country. 

The conference can be attended by members and non-members of the chamber. The conference will be held in English.

Date: 23 March 2022, 10:00-11:30 CET

Online

The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Morocco (AHK Morocco) in cooperation with the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency (AMDIE) and the Afrika-Verein (German-African Business Association) are pleased to invite you to their webinar.

Date: 5 April 2022, 12:30-14:30 CET-1

Online

Foreign exchange volatility is often cited as one of the primary impediments to doing business in Africa. However, in a region which has pioneered the widespread uptake of mobile money, the rapid growth of fintech could transform Africa’s financial landscape. Innovations such as digital currencies are streamlining FX in the region and could provide a springboard to overcome some of the challenges that have hindered cross-border payments. Traditional financial institutions are now pursuing ways to harness new technologies to improve transparency and efficiency, for example through the introduction of national digital currencies in Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia. Similarly, the introduction of the Pan-African Payments & Settlement System by Afreximbank aims to leverage digital payment capabilities to facilitate cross-border payments within the rollout of the AfCFTA.

Date: 30 March 2022, 12:00-13:00 CET-1

Online

Over the past decade, tens of billions of dollars have been invested in businesses and enterprises across Africa, contributing to the economic growth of the continent. The mainstreaming of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks and reporting obligations means that investors are having to integrated ESG principles into their risk management processes. There is a huge amount of change expected in the coming year around the regimes governing ESG standards and obligations. In the meantime, investors are under pressure to interpret emerging regulatory obligations related to ESG due diligence in their investee and portfolio companies, those companies’ supply and value chains, as well as new regimes governing corporate ESG and sustainability reporting disclosures. Embedding ESG-specific risk management systems across value chains can help mitigate the impacts of any regulatory or reputational risks but knowing where to start while the ground is still shifting is the key to doing this successfully.

Date: 16 March 2022, 09:00-10:15 EST

Online

The Corporate Council on Africa's US-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative welcomes you to their event on a resilient healthcare system in Africa.

The African Union (AU) member states are committed to socially and economically transforming the continent under the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and Agenda 2063-"the Africa we want." AU and its member states have made it clear they are looking to the private sector to play an important role in making the continent more self-sufficient to better prepare for future pandemics. Harnessing the strengths of the public and private sectors can help reduce risk and address a range of healthcare system needs, including attracting much-needed additional investment, increasing efficiency in delivery and procurement, and better managing existing data to expand overall healthcare access. Private sector partnerships can also help develop the health care workforce Africa needs. This panel will bring together key African officials to highlight opportunities for the private sector to strengthen Africa's health care system while fostering sustained economic growth and transformation in the continent.

Date: 10 March 2022, 10:00-11:00 EST

Online

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is delighted to host Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury who just returned from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and Namibia as part of the first in a series of Prosper Africa Economic Diplomacy tours led by the U.S. Department of State.

Their visit focused on increasing U.S. exports to and investment in the creative industries, ICT and digital technologies, infrastructure, and energy. The delegation engaged with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and government officials to remove barriers to U.S. trade and investment, to drive transactions forward, and to promote market opportunities.

The U.S. government officials will brief the audience on their trip, highlighting key findings and opportunities to deepen U.S. and Africa economic ties in these sectors.

Date: 22 March 2022, 09:00 CET

Le Monaco Economic Board, en collaboration avec le Club des Entrepreneurs Monégasques en Afrique (CEMA), organise un nouveau MEBinaire "Collection CEMA".
Ce cinquième volet sera consacré à Madagascar, État insulaire d'Afrique Australe avec qui la Principauté entretient déjà des relations étroites, tant d'un point vue économique que dans la coopération.
La "Grande île" possède de beaux atouts, notamment dans le secteur de l'agriculture (premier producteur mondial de vanille) mais aussi et surtout dans celui des matières premières (pierres précieuses, nickel, cobalt et pétrole). Le potentiel dans le tourisme est également important.
Pour mieux connaître ce pays à la fois francophone et à fort potentiel, les intervenants aborderont le climat des affaires, les secteurs porteurs et les avantages que peut offrir Madagascar pour les entreprises de la Principauté.

Date: 1-2 June 2022, Hamburg

Afrika-Verein invites you to the 15th German-African Energy Forum "Turning Tables and Breaking Habits: Energy Transition through Africa's lens". The Forum will be a live event in Hamburg on June 1st & 2nd, 2022 at the Emporio Tower.

Date: 6 April 2022, 09:00-10:00 CET, online

The Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) invites you to attend their event which will give valuable insights into what is necessary to partner with Nordic DFIs in East Africa.

To be an interesting partner or to establish a project that will be investable for the DFIs, it can be beneficial for companies to know the strategy, criteria and what the DFIs are looking for. In this webinar you will meet the Nordic Development Finance Institutions IFU, Swedfund, Finnfund and Norfund and learn about their East Africa mandate.

The event is organized in collaboration with Business Sweden, Business Finland, Danish Trade Council, Confederation of Danish Industry and Innovation Norway.