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Third Africa Business Forum to tackle links between climate, energy and health

14 January, 2020

Addis Ababa, 14 January 2020 (ECA) - Preparations are well underway for the Third Africa Business Forum to be held on the theme, ‘Investing in People, Planet and Prosperity,’ to be held in Addis Ababa on 11 February 2020.  The Forum will take place on the margins of the African Union Summit.

Experts attending the forum will discuss the challenges and impacts of climate change; energy sustainability and efficiency; healthcare-renewable energy nexus; pharmaceuticals manufacturing; innovative financing mechanisms; governance and responsible investments; and sustainable development in Africa.

According to the organizing team, the Forum will be held against the backdrop of the climate variability and change, affecting many African economies, societies and eco-systems. The changes contribute to significant losses in agriculture productivity, landslides, infrastructure damage, human insecurity and displacement, conflict and increases in vector borne diseases. Both public and private sectors need to address the hurdles of unpacking the climate-energy-health nexus and financing in Africa.


About the Africa Business Forum: 

The Africa Business Forum is an annual event that brings together heads of states, policymakers, industry leaders, thinkers and private businesses to discuss the role of private sector in Africa’s development; cutting hedge and innovative ideas for financing sustainable development in Africa; and partnerships between African private and public sectors.

The Africa Business Forum focuses on the issues, challenges and opportunities that are most relevant for African economies and societies, and provides a unique networking environment for policymakers, private sector, financiers, academia and civil society.


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Communications Section
Economic Commission for Africa
PO Box 3001
Addis Ababa
Tel: +251 11 551 5826