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2010 Event Series: Unlocking Africa’s Trading Potential through Partnership

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2010 Event Series: Unlocking Africa’s Trading Potential through Partnership

Time: November 4, 2010 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Central Hall Westminster
Street: Storey's Gate (William Sangster Room)
City/Town: London SW1H 9NH
Event Type: 2010 event series, #featafrica
Organized By: Business Action for Africa, Harvard Kennedy School CSR Initiative, DFID
Latest Activity: Apr 28, 2013

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Event Description

Unlocking Africa’s trading potential, especially intra-African trade, is now recognised by both governments and the private sector as being critical to accelerating the scope and pace of regional integration and economic growth in Africa. Removing trading constraints will improve regional competitiveness, increase access to international markets, and reduce poverty.

This is the focus of the next event in the 2010 Event Series from Business Action for Africa, the CSR Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and the UK Department for International Development.

The event is sponsored by:

Speakers include:

Sue Clark, Corporate Affairs Director, SABMiller

Giulia Di Tommaso, External Affairs Director, Unilever Africa

Peter Lilley MP, Trade Out of Poverty

Frank Matsaert, Executive Director, TradeMark East Africa

Chair: Simon Maxwell, Research Fellow, ODI

For governments and the private sector, more integrated African markets will encourage job creation, lead to increased investment and create economies of scale that will encourage the increase of productive capacity. Reducing the cost and complexity of doing business across borders will also provide business with more scope to widen regional and global supply chains, and enable products to reach markets faster.

Key questions for governments, policy makers and the private sector include:

-What contribution to accelerating regional trade and integration can the private sector best make?
-How can the private sector work most effectively with governments and donor institutions?
-What new frameworks and models of collaboration are emerging?

17.00 Registration opens
17.30-18.15 Introduction and panel presentations
18.15-19.00 Discussion
19.00 Reception

Comment Wall

Comment by FRANCINE BELEYI on October 12, 2010 at 16:13
Look forward to connecting with maximum people at the next event. Please come and say Hi! Warmest regards
Comment by International Development Assoc. on October 21, 2010 at 0:27
Will there be an on line viewing of the conference for those of us who cannot physically attend? We would like to host this event via live-web for our members.
Comment by Alexandra Krockow on November 12, 2010 at 10:09
Hi, where can I find the power point presentations of this event?

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