25 of February 2022

7th EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels

The "7th EU-Africa Business Forum: Building Stronger Value Chains" took place in Brussels from February 14th to 18th. The event brought together political and business leaders from the European Union and Africa, with the aim to boost opportunities for sustainable economic partnerships.


On the first day of the event, it was held a session dedicated to “Angola: a new destination for EU investments”, organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Angola. This session aimed to discuss strategies to mobilize international investments and discuss the Angola-EU Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement (SIFA). At the same time, it served to raise awareness for the next EU-Angola Business Forum that will take place on the March 24th and which program includes a session dedicated to business opportunities in Renewable Energies.


During the four days dedicated to the 7th EU-Africa Business Forum, there were several sessions committed to sustainable energies. In this sense, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), ALER's partner, organized an online session focused on job creation and empowerment of women and young people in the field of renewable electrification in Africa. In addition, ARE participated in a panel discussion on lessons learned and investment opportunities in sustainable energy and energy efficiency solutions in Africa.


The 7th EU-Africa Business Forum took place online, with physical presence limited to moderators and speakers, and was co-organized by the European Commission, the African Union Commission, as well as the EU and African business organizations and key institutions. This 7th edition of the EU-Africa Business Forum focused on building value chains for sustainable growth and decent jobs.


Source: EEAS10 – European Union External Action Service