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EU-Africa Business Forum 2022: Building Stronger Value Chains for Sustainable Growth and Decent Jobs

Thriving Political Dialogue

Political and business leaders from the EU and Africa will have a chance to discuss and align on how to increase opportunities for sustainable economic partnerships during the 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF22).

On 14-18 February 2022 the EABF will take place as a virtual event. Co-organised by the European Commission (EC), the African Union Commission (AUC) and European and African business organisations, the event offers registered participants the opportunity to take part in the programme online. The EABF is part of the Africa-Europe Week and organised back-to-back with the European Union – African Union Summit scheduled for 17-18 February.

The EABF programme includes high-level panels, workshops and conferences. These will provide insights into key themes of EU-Africa business, trade and investment relations. The programme is divided along three themes: ‘Creating and enabling framework’, ‘Building stronger value chains’, and ‘Making it work for the people and the planet’.

AEEP Side Event: “African-European Collaboration to Unlock Wind Energy in Africa and Enable Industrialisation

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) will host a virtual side event focusing on how to leverage the existing strong partnership between Africa and Europe to unleash Africa’s immense wind potential and meet the continent’s energy demand.

Speakers will include:

Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere, Head of Economic Integration Division, AUDA-NEPAD

Lukasz Kolinski, Head of Unit for Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy, EC DG ENER

Jon Lezamiz, Chair of GWEC Africa Taskforce

Louise Paulsen, MD, Vestas South Africa

The discussion will be moderated by Johan van den Berg, Head of Secretariat, AEEP.

Join the AEEP side event by registering here.

Trade fare and business to business sessions offer networking for new partnerships

The EABF online trade fare will allow participants to join dynamic players of the African and European private sector and to network and explore partnership opportunities across borders. The AEEP will be present at the EABF trade fare with a virtual booth.

Specific sessions will also be held for business to business and business to government networking. These will allow relevant actors in a value chain to meet and discuss new partnership or investment opportunities.

Registration and more information about the EABF 2022 can be found here.

The AEEP is supported by its Steering Group: