G20 Africa Partnership – Investing in a Common Future
12-13 June 2017, EUREF Campus, 10829 Berlin
Many African countries are already important political and economic partners of G20 members. To renew efforts of cooperation and enhance sustainable economic development the German Presidency has launched the G20 Africa Partnership.
The G20 initiative aims to support a reliable financial framework in order to increase investment opportunities, push for a more sustainable infrastructure as well as create jobs and employment in African countries and thereby contribute to the AU Agenda 2063.
On 12-13 June 2017 the German Federal Ministry of Finance, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Deutsche Bundesbank are hosting the International Conference “G20 Africa Partnership – Investing in a Common Future”. The conference will give opportunities to strengthen high-level dialogues between G20 and African decision-makers, to identify common areas of interests and further needs for action with regard to sustainable economic growth, stability and investment opportunities in Africa. At the core of the conference will be efforts to improve the framework conditions for private investment in
African countries including through the G20 initiative “Compact with Africa”.
On the first day, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble and Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller will welcome high-ranking guests from African countries and G20 members for a high-level dialogue to discuss opportunities to enhance the business environment and increase investments in African countries.
The second day will be opened by President of Deutsche Bundesbank Jens Weidmann and will include a high-level investor roundtable (by invitation only) and technical discussions in different breakout sessions which focus on measures to improve the macroeconomic, business, and financing framework conditions as well as digitalisation and energy infrastructure in African countries.
Throughout the conference there will be many opportunities for networking activities between the participants which will consist of representatives from G20 and African countries, international organisations, investors, and further stakeholders.
Our executive director, Isaac Aggrey is expected in Berlin for the start of the conference during which he will join High-Level Roundtable discussion as well as engage with other African countries in bilateral meetings.