Join us on 24 November 2020 to discover the real trade and investment opportunities available through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The webinar will provide a forum for knowledge-sharing and networking. It will explore crucial policy actions and the scope of investments necessary to mitigate the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expert participants will explore how African countries can transition from aid to trade and become part of the new world order.
Objectives of the Workshop
- Cross-examine the post-COVID-19 needs for retooling, resetting reviving and restarting trade and investment in RMCs within the context of the AfCFTA.
- Unpack and finalize the measures needed to deepen reforms in Africa’s business environment while emphasizing competitiveness.
- Identify critical measures to reduce the costs of doing business, with an emphasis on ICT platforms and logistics services and improving cross-border trade facilitation and re-energizing the continent’s regional value chains.
Participants will include policymakers, Regional Economic Communities, SMEs, the private sector and other stakeholders.
Speakers and panelists
- Abdu Mukhtar, Director, Industrial and Trade Development Department, African Development Bank
- Suk E. Pak, Deputy Director, Information Planning Division, Korea Customs Service
- Solomon A. Quaynor, Vice President, Infrastructure, Private Sector & Industrial Development
- Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade, Ghana
- Steve Karingi, Director, Regional Integration and Trade Division, UNECA
- Sydney Chibbabbuka, Commissioner for Customs & Excise, Zambia Revenue Authority
- Anabel Gonzalez, World Bank consultant on trade and investment
- Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa
- Yunus Hoosen, Head of National Investments Agency, South Africa
- Onyeka Akumah, Founder & CEO, Farmcrowdy
- Edem Adzogenu, Afro champions