AfCFTA - Covid-19 As a Catalyst for Accelerating Trade and Investment in Africa

11 November 2020
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African Development Bank (Abidjan)

Event — Virtual

What: Trade and Investment Webinar

Who: African Development Bank and Korea Customs Service

When: 24 November 2020, 10.45 to 13.45 GMT

Where: Register: https://afdb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LkEds707Sri0utJrYqZ51Q

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

Solange Kamuanga-Tossou | Communication and External Relations Department | Email: s.kamuanga-tossou@afdb.org

Gerald Ajumbo | Trade Facilitation Officer | Industrial and Trade Development Department | Email: g.ajumbo@afdb.org

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