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Africa Prosperity Dialogues

AfCFTA: From Ambition to Action —Delivering Prosperity Through Continental Trade

THE AFRICA PROSPERITY DIALOGUES

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BACKGROUND TO SUMMIT

THE AFRICA PROSPERITY DIALOGUES

The Africa Prosperity Dialogues (Kwahu Summit) is a strategic platform where the movers and shakers of the African economy will elevate the AfCFTA objectives from ambitions to real actions. The Summit will be a one-of-a-kind event where African leaders from diverse areas of national endeavour will gather each year to discuss and share experiences on issues and initiatives required for Africa to achieve the goal of shared prosperity and shape the Africa Agenda for Action.

The maiden Summit would focus on how to expedite the implementation of the agreed initiatives within the AfCFTA trade bloc. It will bring into practical focus the continent’s critical challenges and industrialization priorities and advance aggressively the commercial and infrastructural interventions to achieve the vision of an Africa Beyond Aid.

The speakers

Who are the speakers

At the Africa Prosperity Dialogues, Africa’s business leaders and politicians will “take that walk together”. There will be the opportunity to discuss the threats to trade and commerce that could be mitigated by government interventions in one shape or form

Also on the table will be economic opportunities and how governments can partner with business leaders to unlock them for the mutual benefit of business and government, and ultimately, for improving upon the living conditions of the citizens.

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Heads of State

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Captains of Industry

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Notable Personalities

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Social Sector Leaders

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Invited Heads of State

H.E. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

H.E. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Mohamed Bazoum

H.E. Mohamed Bazoum

President of Niger

H.E. Muhammadu Buhari

H.E. Muhammadu Buhari

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

H.E Cyril Ramaphosa

H.E Cyril Ramaphosa

President of South Africa

H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso

H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso

President of the Republic of the Congo

H.E Félix A. Tshisekedi Tshilombo

H.E Félix A. Tshisekedi Tshilombo

President, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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notable personalities

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Chairman and CEO, Dangote Group

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director-General, World Trade Organization

Dr. Adesina Akinwumi

Dr. Adesina Akinwumi

President, African Development Bank

Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam

Executive Chairman, Freedom Acquisition I Corporation

Prof. Benedict Oramah

Prof. Benedict Oramah

President, Afrexim Bank

Ralph Mupita

Ralph Mupita

Group CEO, MTN

Miriam C. Olusanya

Miriam C. Olusanya

Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank

Hadi Halloche

Hadi Halloche

Global Co-Head, Trafigura Group Pte LTD

Bernard Mensah

Bernard Mensah

President, International Bank of America

Sir David Frank Adjaye

Sir David Frank Adjaye

Renowned architect

Kayra Harding Bart

Kayra Harding Bart

Vice President, National Assembly of Panama

Carl Cruz

Carl Cruz

MD, Unilever West Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Prosperity Dialogues is a concept developed by the Africa Prosperity Network to promote with greater urgency the economic integration of Africa's 1.4 billion people. And to do so by giving the voices of business, women and young people in Africa a greater say in the process of deepening intra-Africa trade. The concept was fully adopted by the main partners, namely the AfCFTA Secretariat and the Office of President of the Republic of Ghana, AfCFTA's host nation, after a thorough concept presentation and brainstorming session. This took place at a two-day working retreat from the 7th to 9th April 2023, organised by the Africa Prosperity network, at the Rock City Hotel, on the Kwahu Mountains in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Being the birthplace of the concept, it was agreed that the annual Africa Prosperity Dialogues be dubbed “Kwahu Summit” as reference to its origin.

The event hosts all African leaders and industry players in Ghana from Thursday the 26 January to Saturday the 28 January 2023.

•African Heads of State •Heads of Regional Economic Communities within the AU •Heads of Africa’s multinational corporations •Leading African entrepreneurs •The AU Secretariat •The AfCFTA Secretariat •Leading thought leaders The CARICOM Secretariat •Ministers of finance, trade, industry, and infrastructure •Young entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora •Heads of multinational corporations with a strong presence in Africa •Heads of Trade Associations •Heads of development banks •Heads of Africa-focused organizations •Influential figures in the African Diaspora •Heads of State-owned Corporations

The event is strictly by invitation.

The Africa Prosperity Network (APN) is the event organiser with the AfCFTA Secretariat, the Presidency of the Republic of Ghana and in partnership with the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, United Nations Development Program and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.