The European Investment Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will co-host the Africa Day 2018 which is focused on inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
EIB established the Africa Day as an effective and progressive platform for discussion across Africa and Europe in view of UNIDO’s core mandate which is increasingly topping the policy and business agenda in African countries.
Africa Day 2018 will thus be a platform for sharing, discussing, networking and forging new partnerships while deepening existing ones to ultimately positively impact Africa through its sustainable industrialization.
Also, high-level speakers from Africa and Europe will be joining to share their experiences of doing business in Africa, and to talk about where they see opportunities and challenges for inclusive growth and diversification.
Africa Day 2018 will further reflect on key milestones agreed by the international community in favor of the continent’s industrialization, including the 2030 Agenda for Development, the Global Goals and especially Sustainable Development Goal 9 on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III).
Africa Day 2018 is open to CEOs and CFOs from African and European businesses as well as to government representatives, entrepreneurs, academia and civil society leaders.
Date: November 22, 2018
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia