The European Business Council for Africa

Du 20 au 22 février 2023 - NAIROBI, KENYA
Du 21 au 24 février 2023 - DAR ES SALAM, TANZANIE

Business France Kenya vous propose de participer à une Mission Business en marge du déplacement du Ministre Délégué Olivier Becht au Kenya et des premiers UE KENYA & TANZANIA BUSINESS FORUM, dans le pays de votre choix.

Organisés conjointement par l'UE, ses États membres en partenariat avec le Conseil européen des entreprises, les Business forum réuniront des acteurs de haut niveau de l'UE, des gouvernements kenyan et tanzanien, des investisseurs, des organisations de soutien aux entreprises et des institutions financières pour discuter concrètement des opportunités et des défis en matière de commerce et d'investissement dans les deux pays.

Monday, 6 February 202309:00
Thursday, 9 February 202317:00
Cape Town, WC, 8001South Africa

Investing in African Mining Indaba takes place in heart of Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

25-27 January 2023

Dakar, Senegal Abdou Diouf International Conference Center (CICAD), Diamniadio

“We call for a global coalition of efforts around Africa to unlock its immense agricultural potential to become a global destination for meeting rising food supply shortages in the world.” – Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president, African Development Bank Group

On 25 January 2023, from 1600 -1800 EAT

Addis Ababa and online

On 25 January 2023, from 1600 -1800 EAT, ECDPM are co-organising a hybrid event in Addis Ababa with the EU delegation to the AU, the Egyptian embassy and the permanent mission to the AU, ACET, ISS and PCNS to take stock of recent advances and continued challenges in Africa-Europe climate and energy diplomacy and to identify ways to partner.

Africa’s digital economy and industry is coming of age. In the face of political and economic challenges and a global pandemic, digital economy on the continent is booming. 600+ million mobile connections by Africans, with 65 percent via smart phones, are expected by 2025. US$180 billion potential growth in Africa’s GDP by 2025. Between 2020 and 2022, the number of tech start-ups in Africa tripled. Just under half of these are Fintechs, which are making it their business to disrupt and augment traditional financial services. Despite a slow down in funding in line with global trends, we expect significant growth and value creation to lie ahead for the Tech industry in Africa.

Latest research shows that African #fintech is emerging as a hotbed for investment, with average deal sizes growing and the proportion of fintech funding in Africa increasing over the past year, bringing #jobs and growth to African economies. As fintech matures, financial services on the continent are at an inflection point, and several African countries have a significant opportunity to capitalize on the momentum of recent years to unlock further potential in the sector. McKinsey 2022.

Although increased internet access and related infrastructure could have a profound impact across the continent, Africa remains far behind much of the rest of the world in terms of fiber networks and broadband connectivity, spectrum and data centre processing capabilities. Yet digital infrastructure is growing at a rapid rate in sub-Saharan Africa, spurred by strong investment incentives.

Who: The Global Community of Practice (G-COP) policy dialogue of the African Development Bank Group; the African Union Commission; the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, and partner institutions and African Diaspora Organizations.

When: 01 December 2022, 12:00-17:00 GMT (Western Hemisphere audiences); and 02 December 2022, 07:00-10:00 GMT (for Eastern Hemisphere audiences).

Where: Virtual

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank Group and the African Union Commission will hold a dialogue titled Leveraging the African Diaspora for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa on 01 December 2022 from 12:00-17:00 GMT. The program will be repeated on 2 December from 08:00- 13:00 GMT for audiences in the Eastern hemisphere.

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, will make a keynote statement. Mr António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organisation of Migration; Mr Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat; and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission will also speak.

The event will feature several panel discussions involving leaders and representatives of African diaspora organizations. Themes to be discussed include the securitisation of remittances, diaspora bonds, trade and investment promotion, research, innovation, knowledge, and technology sharing, and brain circulation.

 5 December 2022, 11:30 – 13:00 GMT


The African Development Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are pleased to invite you to a virtual Regional Business Integrity Roundtable on Engaging African SMEs in preventing corruption.

Organised under the framework of the OECD African Development Bank Joint Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-bribery Efforts in Africa, the Roundtable looks ahead to the forthcoming OECD Toolkit to raise awareness and prevent corruption in SMEs. The event will feature discussion of how stakeholders across the region can more effectively engage African SMEs in the fight against corruption.

24 and 25 November 2022

Rotterdam, Netherlands 

The UIA Round Tables provide an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge to help you run your organization better.

What you can expect:
  • presentations on common challenges by peers working in international associations and by experts
  • discussions in workshops and break-out rooms with the chance to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experience
  • UIA team members will moderate the sessions throughout, guiding and assisting the delegates
  • networking breaks, lunches, dinner
  • three exciting tours to discover Rotterdam


9 November 2022

From 5.00PM to 19.00PM 

Paris, France

The European Union is the leading economic partner of the African continent and the entity that makes the most commitments to Africa - often at the initiative of France.
The VIth MONTHLY CONFERENCE OF AFRICAN AMBASSADORS IN PARIS (CMAAP 6) proposes to take stock of recent progress.

It is not often said, but Europe remains by far the first partner of Africa in many fields: investment, development, trade, university, health - 450 million vaccines distributed to Africa, against only 150 million by China... contrary to some propaganda.

It is also the partner of the Continent that is most involved in the prospects for co-construction of the future.
Thus, faced with the scale of the post-Covid economic crisis, aggravated by the Russian war in Ukraine, Europe has aligned itself with the French initiative to transfer 100 billion SDRs (IMF special drawing rights) for the benefit of Africa. Equally "huge": the Global Gateway project, through which the European Union intends to mobilise 150 billion euros of investment for Africa by 2027.


09:00 AM - 10:15 AM (GMT-5)


The establishment of the African Medicines Agency in November 2021 is an important opportunity for Africa to leapfrog other regions and become one of the most efficient and modern regulatory systems in the world. This opportunity can rapidly transform into reality, by using the experience gained from a decade of harmonization activities in the continent, learnings gained during the pandemic and the swift implementation of modern and innovative solutions.