Global Africa Business Initiative announces event to fashion way for continental development


Global Africa Business Initiative, a platform promoting business, trade, and investment across the continent, has announced a lineup for its event, ‘Unstoppable Africa’.

The two-day event, to be co-convened by the African Union on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, would be held from September 21 to 22 September, 2023.

Announcing the event to African journalists on Tuesday, which included Zambia Monitor, UN Global Compact Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Sanda Ojiambo, said the event was a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in amplifying Africa’s opportunities.

Ojiambo added that the event served as a pivotal forum for Heads of State and government, Chief Executive Officers, investors, policymakers, industry experts, artistes, athletes and UN leaders to discuss and strategize the way forward for Africa’s dynamic business landscape.

He said this event takes place as Africa’s leaders work collectively to leverage the continent’s assets, including a young population and abundant natural resources while turning challenges like climate change, energy constraints, water scarcity and food supply into opportunities.

He noted that the focus of this year’s agenda would revolve around three pivotal themes: Energy Access and Energy Transition, Inclusive Growth and Trade, and Digital Transformation.

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The event boasts a diverse and influential lineup of speakers, each representing a distinct facet of Africa’s dynamic business ecosystem.

To date, some of the confirmed speakers and participants include Senegalese President Macky Sall, Botswana President Eric Masisi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of African Continental Free Trade Area.

Others on the list include African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, Afreximbank president Benedict Oramah and Rajiv Shah, President of Rockefeller Foundation, among others dignitaries.

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