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 […]
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 […]
#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!
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
From Made in Africa to Made for Africa: How can AfCFTA drive tailored solutions to develop Africa?” Opening session of the AfCFTA Business Forum 20th March, 2018 | Kigali, Rwanda If the “made in Africa” is the ultimate objective for development, then one way to reach it is to focus e orts on “made-for-Africa” solutions, […]
AfricaPassPortNow Video: a call for action from the AfroChampions team
We continue our efforts to mobilise African authorities at national and continental level to push for the creation of a unique African passport! Watch out our video and… see who is already supporting our movement!
#AfricaPassportNow! – AfroChampions Petition for the creation of a unique African Passport
On 21 March 2018, African Heads of State will sign in Kigali the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area. At the AfroChampions Initiative, we consider this reform to be a major step forward for our continent, which will create the free movement of people, goods and investments. But we want all Africans to […]