The AU convenes 11th African Private Sector Forum

The forum, which will take place in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 6 to 8 November 2019, on the topic of: “Transforming African economies through private sector mobilization and capitalization of experiences from other regions of the world, is organized by the African Union Commission through the Department of Economic Affairs in search of improving the association among the African Union, the politicians responsible and the private sector, and drives the realization of the aspirations of Africa’s development framework of Agenda 2063.

The 3-day forum, which will be held under the patronage of the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of Madagascar, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the International Organisation for Francophonie (OIF), will be preceded by Capacity Building Training for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs to be held from 3-5 November 2019.

The African Union Commission, which plays a fundamental role for the private sector in the transformation of African economies and the implementation of Agenda 2063, particularly for its contribution to the reduction of poverty through the investment and creation of employment, revealed that this year’s forum will be attended by 300 participants with actors of the private sector and investors from the five regions of the African Continent, and investors from China, Turkey, USA and other regions.

In the forum, which will include an exhibition and provide a platform for African business people in order for them to show their products, there will also be different sessions including a discussion on Agribusiness, Youth Capacity Development for Entrepreneurs, Mining, Public-Private Partnerships, Digitalization, Access to Financing and Investments.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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