The multiple interventions and different responses of African countries to the COVID-19 pandemic, coordination of medical provision and knowledge-sharing networks, has underscored the continued commitment of African countries to regional collaboration and integration.
As humanity comes under the most devastating scourge of a virus in modern lifetime, it has become necessary to review the collective and shared intentions for the great continent of Africa. This summit presents an opportunity to further the conversations and network around the shared values of progress, development, and advancement for our continent.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Launched in January 2021, represents the continent’s principal economic integration project and vehicle for COVID-19 recovery, while its implementation faces various new pandemic-induced challenges.
It is essential that forces within the region are aligned to a collaborative strategy for overcoming the new challenges of the new normal, imposed upon the continent by covid-19.
As African countries strategize and coordinate on economic integration and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to take stock of the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic, diverge and converge strategies across the continent’s various heterogeneous economies.
2021 Africa Advancement Forum
At the 2021 edition of the Africa Advancement Forum’s global summit event scheduled hold in Accra Ghana, leaders of thought and captains of industry across the continent and the world over will share a platform to rethink and reflect. Speakers will reflect on the varying economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa, including on human development indicators, economic interdependence, and growth and resilience patterns.
They will also discuss the significance of these conclusions for capacity-building and long-term strategizing by African countries to the pandemic. Despite the recent events, countries have shown great resilience and expansion on different fronts, these will be showcased and celebrated, with a view for shared experience and networking amongst member state.
In addition, speakers will explore practical solutions to the continued threat necessitated by insurgency, banditry and arm conflicts in West Africa. Since the recent upsurge in the nefarious activities of insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other assorted range of anti-social felons, there has been a demand and urgency for security collaborative coordination within countries in West Africa.
Friday 20th August 2021
Accra International Conference Center
- Welcome/ Networking Cocktail 10am-11am
- Summit proper (12noon-3pm)
- Diplomatic session (3:30pm – 5pm)
- Trade & Investment forum opens (5pm – 6pm)
- Africa Advancement Awards & Dinner 6:30pm Prompt
- Guests and recipients are expected to be seated by 11:45am