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.

Target audience

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


NBS Bank Your Caring Bank