Investing in multimodal transport infrastructure to optimize the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area: a focus on air transport and tourism
7 February, 2022
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with its partners, the fifth Africa Business Forum will be held on the margins of the thirty-fifth ordinary session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
The annual Forum is a flagship initiative that aims to promote continuing dialogue between the African private and public sectors on current matters of strategic importance to the continent and to optimize collective efforts to achieve Agenda 2063, The Africa We Want, of the African Union and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Previous themes of the Africa Business Forum have included: “Investment” in 2018; “Health” in 2019; “Investing in people, planet and prosperity” in 2020; and “Innovative finance: building forward to the Sustainable Development Goals” in 2021.
The dialogue traditionally benefits from the presence of Heads of State and other officials attending the session of the African Union Assembly. The event has garnered the support of eminent global and African private sector leaders. In past years it has benefited, from the participation of the following leaders: President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique; President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya; President Macky Sall of Senegal; President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Niger; President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana; President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti; President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda; Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia; President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe; and Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário of Mozambique.
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