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The Africa Roundtable N°4

Roadmap to Africa: A Turning Point in Economic Relations

The Africa Roundtable N°4

April 28, 2023

The last The Africa Roundtable was presented by GPI in cooperation with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in Nairobi, the economic and technological hub of East Africa. As the side event to the annual Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW), this Roundtable addressed the perspectives deriving from the geopolitical shifts we encounter around the world. The need to decouple and diversify sheds a different light on Africa and marks a turning point in Europe-Africa economic relations. Under the credo “Roadmap to Africa”, we aimed to identify the opportunities to deepen trade and investment relations as well as leveraging private and institutional funding. Crises offer a license to act and to speed up developments leading to concrete plans for implementation.

Roadmap to Africa
A Turning Point in Economic Relations

Networking at The Africa Roundtable N°4

Experts Wolfgang Niedermark, Stefan Mair, and Njeri Maina Afanda in conversation

The Africa Roundtable is an exclusive circle which enables high-level participants from different sectors to engage in frank and open conversation. We encourage an intensive exchange and aim for mutual understanding, leading to reliable action recommendations. Networking opportunities during the IGW, to which all Roundtable participants are accredited, and the production of White Papers complement the Roundtable.

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The Africa Roundtable

The forum for decision-makers on African-European cooperation, which deals with current pressing issues and challenges of the neighbouring continents and develops partnership-based solutions.

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