00:00 H.E Wamkele Mene’s vision for inclusivity, SMEs and the private sector within the AfCFTA
1:17 Shamina Singh on the infrastructure needed to absorb private sector capital
4:50 Professor Dominic McVey on investors’ shifting perceptions towards Africa, and the role of the AfCFTA
10:55 Chipoka Mulenga, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia on what the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the AfCFTA could mean for Zambia’s economy
18:57 Q&A: Should there be a positive duty of Governments to purchase African products?
20:10 Q&A: What kind of business conversations is His Excellency having with the private sector? Particularly around the attractiveness of the investment climate in Africa.
31:28 Q&A : What are the pathways for global investors to see some of the biggest trends and opportunities, as well as strategies, for investing in Africa and creating local value chains?
40:49 Closing remarks by Dr Sara Pantuliano
This event is part of the 2023 World Economic Forum Annual Meetings in Davos.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has an opportunity to become the largest single market in the world, with a population of 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of $3.4 trillion. How do we realise this potential?
This event explores how public and private partnerships can best support African integration efforts to transform the economy of the continent and create a more inclusive environment for all its citizens. Looking ahead to an exciting era of growth, we explore the win-win outcomes of a successful AfCFTA for international trade, cooperation and prosperity.
Chief Executive, ODI
H.E. Wamkele Mene@MeneWamkele
Secretary-General, the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat
Professor Dominic McVey@dominicmcvey
Award-winning business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Founder and President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Executive Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Mastercard
Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia