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Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent

Berlin Global Dialogue

Berlin Global Dialogue: Seizing the Momentum – Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent

Our roundtable during the first edition of Berlin Global Dialogue gathered business and policy leaders.

Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent

September 29, 2023

ESMT Berlin

The African continent is gaining economic and geopolitical importance. Africa is home to the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population, burgeoning cities, and bold innovations, forging a great economic potential.

Through a dialogue with business and policy leaders, we discuss opportunities and drivers of economic growth on the African continent, while discussing the main roadblocks.

On doing business on the African continent
Acha Leke shares his perspective on economic collaboration with the German private sector. „There is a big difference between the perception of risk and the reality on the ground. […] And to be able to make that judgement call, requires you to be much more on the ground and have a good pulse for what’s going on,“ Leke says on risk evaluation for investments in Africa.

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