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February 28, 2020

Trillion Dollar Investment Framework: objectives and targeted projects presented in Jeune Afrique

This featured article from Jeune Afrique Economie, by Antony Drugeon, comes back on key achievements from the AfroChampions Initiative since its creation – including sensitization campaigns, research pieces and AfCFTA promotion – while providing more details on the Trillion Dollar Investment Framework (targeted projects, fund-raising process and overall objectives). In addition to special remarks from […]
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February 24, 2020

On SABC, Edem Adzogenu explains why AfCFTA is an opportunity for African private sector

Special SABC interview from AfroChampions Initiative’s Co-founder and Executive Committee Chair Edem Adzogenu, on the opportunities opened by the AfCFTA and on how the Trillion Dollar Investment Framework can help African private sector leverage the new common African common market while effectively supporting Africa’s growth. https://youtu.be/bTjUAbaWXs0  
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February 12, 2020

AfroChampions Trillion Dollar Investment Framework officially endorsed by the Heads of State of the African Union

Addis Ababa, February 12, 2020 – On the occasion of the 33rd Summit of the African Union, African Heads of State officially adopted a decision “requesting the AfroChampions Initiative work with African Ministers, especially those responsible for Trade, Finance, Industry and Development Planning in the implementation of the Trillion Dollar Framework”. This special project, developed […]
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August 5, 2019

Back at the Accra session introducing the AfCFTA Private Sector Investment and Financing Framework

Many thanks to all our guests – some who came from very far! – who attended the special session organised in partnership with His Excellency Dr Mahamadu Bawumia to introduce the AfCFTA Private Sector Investment and Financing Framework. We are grateful for having the opportunities to test our ideas on best way forward with this […]
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August 5, 2019

Towards an AfroChampions fund to finance the AfCFTA

Towards an AfroChampions fund to finance the AfCFTA The AfroChampions Initiative Structures an Innovative Approach to Engage the Private Sector on Economic Integration in Africa Accra, August 5, 2019 – On the occasion of a high-level meeting convened in partnership with His Excellency  Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, and bringing together […]
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February 11, 2019

#AfricanFashionFuture#PAFI – Remenbering a unique ‘made in Africa’ fashion parade!

The launch of Pan-African Fashion would not have been the same without a fashion show! Thanks to Anna Getaneh and African Mosaique, Adama Ndiaye of Adama Paris and the Trade and Development Bank, for allowing us to admire the best of African creation!
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February 10, 2019

Highlights – Launch of the Pan-African fashion Initiative

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for a day that was rich in terms of debates and proposals! A quick overview of what we discussed: How to take advantage of traditional know-how to create a new storytelling around made-in-Africa clothing? What priority actions should be launched to allow African designers to export better, […]
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February 10, 2019

Towards a roadmap for the African Fashion Industry: initial thoughts and ideas

The goal of the Pan African Fashion Initiative is simple: to define a set of concrete actions to advance all actors in the value chain. At the launch on 9 February, questions were raised- and with support from Dr. Frannie Leautier, Director of Operations at the Trade and Development Bank, who was moderating the debate […]
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February 9, 2019

The Pan African Fashion Initiative official video is now available!

Everything you wish to know about the Pan-African Fashion Initiative, its untapped potential and the rational behind the project: watch now (and please share around!)   Pan African Fashion Initiative
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February 1, 2019

A Pan-African Fashion Initiative soon to be launched!

Do you know that the global Fashion Industry is worth around $2.4 trillion, and that African Fashion accounts for only a marginal share of this value, at less than 5% while Asia and the USA share equally 80% of the market?  Do you know that if fully developed, the African fashion value chain could have […]
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December 3, 2018

AfroChampions Initiative is a proud partner of the Afreximbank’s Intra-African Trade Fair 2018

The first-ever Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2018), promoted by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and organized in collaboration with the African Union, will take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 11 to 17 December 2018. Designed as a seven-day trade show and the first of its kind in Africa, will provide a platform for sharing African trade, […]
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December 1, 2018

Special AfroChampions Initiative’s panel on investment facilitation at Africa 2018

The AfroChampions Initiative is an official knowledge partner of the Africa 2018 Business Forum.Organised by COMESA RIA and the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt, the Africa 2018 Forum is a must-attend event for anyone doing business in Africa and for Africa watchers wanting to get insights from some of the foremost experts […]
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October 31, 2018

OECD’s 18th Forum on Africa welcomes the AfroChampions Initiative as official partner

Join the AfroChampions Initiative at the 18th International Forum on Africa, hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris! The AfroChampions Initiative is an official partner of this event which will this year focus on regional integration of the continent. On the agenda, several interventions by our representatives are planned: Samba BATHILY, […]
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September 26, 2018

At OnePlanetSummit 2018, AfroChampions Initiative champions sustainable infrastructure for Africa

On the occasion of the One Planet Summit, H.E.M. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of the Republic of Nigeria and Patron to the AfroChampions Initiative, announced the creation of an international coalition of public and private stakeholders fast-track sub-national sustainable infrastructure on the African Continent. Over the next 4 years, the Sub-national Climate Fund Africa (SnCF […]
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June 1, 2018

Launch of the African Sovereign Wealth Funds Alliance

Following an exceptional summit under the aegis of Ghana’s Vice President H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the AfroChampions Initiative, key African sovereign wealth funds have announced the upcoming creation of an alliance to better support Africa’s development. This platform will bring together as founding members the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund, the Sovereign Fund for Strategic […]
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May 31, 2018

Launch of the African Sovereign Wealth Funds Index!

This pioneering study conducted by Konfidants, in partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative and the strategy firm PG and Partners, will be released on June 1, 2018 at the African Sovereign Fund Summit. Join us in Accra for a high-level debate under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of […]
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May 30, 2018

3rd and last stop of the AfroChampions’ West African AfCFTA roadshow in Dakar

3rd and last stop for our West African tour dedicated to the AfCFTA in Dakar. Our partners – the pan-African group ADS and Sy Investments – have gathered representatives from a good number of sectoral and general professional federations. The debate, launched by the Director of Trade Mrs Assome Aminata Diatta, is very fruitful: beyond […]
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May 29, 2018

The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow continues in Abidjan!

The AfroChampions tour on the ZLECA continues in Abidjan, where we are this time hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d’Ivoire, whose organization is perfect, and Mr Diomande, Advisor to the Minister in charge of the Trade H.E. Mr. Diarassouba. The debate, interestingly, focuses particularly on small and medium-sized businesses and […]
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May 28, 2018

The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow starts in Accra!

The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow starts in Accra, where we are welcomed, together with AU Trade and Industry Commissioner Albert Muchanga, by the Association of Ghana Industries, represented by Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi. A productive discussion, focusing in particular on the issues of the free movement of goods and services, the need to better explain the AfCFTA […]
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May 20, 2018

The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow is about to start!

Launch of the AfCFTA awareness-raising campaign: the AfroChampions Initiative and representatives of the African Union will soon begin a West African tour to meet local entrepreneurs, introduce them to the AfCFTA Agreement but also collect questions, concerns and suggestions from them. The tour, organized in partnership with the Association of Ghana Industries, the Côte d’Ivoire […]
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May 17, 2018

Highlights of TAS 2018 : the road to the USD 300 billion, with special intervention of Samba Bathily, Co-Founder and CEO of ADS Group and Advisor to the AfroChampions Executive Committee

How can we mobilize the $ 300 billion needed to deploy ICTs and the Internet on the African continent? To discuss ways to achieve this ambitious goal, several personalities met on 9 May at one of Transform Africa 2018 panels: H.E.M. Bruno Nabagné Kone, Minister of Communication, Digital Economy and Post, Côte d’Ivoire, H.E.M. Clare […]
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May 5, 2018

En route to Transform Africa 2018 !

L’équipe de l’Initiative AfroChampions se réjouit de discuter à cette occasion du rôle des TIC pour soutenir le déploiement de la Zone de Libre-Echange continentale africaine #SmartAfCFTA.
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March 23, 2018

Highlights of the AfroChampions Panel at the Kigali’s Business Forum on the African Continental Free Trade Area

We are very grateful to our distinguished guests and panellists for joining us for the panel we organised at the African Continental Free Trade Area’s Business forum: “From Made in Africato Made for Africa: how can the AfCFTA drive tailored solutions to develop Africa?” The debate was moderated by Michael Kottoh, Chief Strategist of the AfroChampions Initiative, […]
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March 23, 2018

The Signing of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area opens new prospect for Africa

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 will be remembered as a historic day for Africa’s economic integration, as 44 states signed the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area, opening the path for the creation of the largest single market in the world.  It is an incredible milestone for the continent, especially as signatories include both […]
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March 21, 2018

AfroChampions Initiative commits USD 1 million for an awareness-raising campaign to promote the AfCFTA!

What is worth highlighting after the AU’s Extraordinary Summit  in Kigali is the alignment between the public and private decision-makers on the urgency to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area – This is the first time ever that a public-private dialogue on economic policy takes place at continental level. At the AfroChampions Initiative, we […]
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