Breakout 2
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Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 107
Tech

Innovating in ClimateTech to Drive Sustainable Development

Despite Africa contributing <4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the continent and its people will be disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change. Innovative ClimateTech solutions are supporting not just emissions mitigation in growing African economies, but also supporting climate adaptation to make African businesses and communities more climate-resilient in the face of extreme weather events and shifting climate patterns. Our panel discussion will also highlight how these solutions are paving the way for economic growth and improving living standards. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on how innovating and investing in African ClimateTech is driving sustainable growth and competitiveness.

Innovating in ClimateTech to Drive Sustainable Development

Despite Africa contributing <4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the continent and its people will be disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change. Innovative ClimateTech solutions are supporting not just emissions mitigation in growing African economies, but also supporting climate adaptation to make African businesses and communities more climate-resilient in the face of extreme weather events and shifting climate patterns. Our panel discussion will also highlight how these solutions are paving the way for economic growth and improving living standards. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on how innovating and investing in African ClimateTech is driving sustainable growth and competitiveness.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 107

Other Sessions

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Specials
Saturday
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11:25 am
Batten Hives 301
To Move or Not to Move by Movemeback
Practical insights to help you make the decision on whether to move back to Africa
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To Move or Not to Move by Movemeback

Africa’s in-vogue right now, right? So why are so many people leaving? Are people actually moving back? Isn’t the party over? Join Movemeback for the “To move or not to move” workshop as they share everything you need to know about the realities of “moving back”.With a community approaching 100,000 in 170 countries and activities across almost all African countries the Movemeback Team will bring together a decade of learnings and real perspectives from real people. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, business executive, investor or homemaker, you’ll hear from those who have made the move and made it work; others who have gone and returned and those who have found a way to do it all from afar. The team will also share deep insights, case studies and frameworks for success, and provide you with a platform to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to about engaging with the Continent. Movemeback is a platform, a community, a culture, and a movement launched almost ten years ago, with a mission to enable the brightest and most resourceful minds across theworld to fulfil their purpose and work on building the future in Africa, without forgoing theirpersonal aspirations and dreams. In spite of a few bumpy years, the movement is still alive,the opportunity greater and more touchable than ever and yet there is plenty still to be done,including many first remaining to be written.China can see it, Russia can see it, as can Europe and the Middle East; even ChatGPT isbriefed - but how about you? Join us to learn, contribute and start a journey of figuring out orrefreshing your own place in the movement.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Batten Hives 301
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Keynotes
Saturday
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2:30 pm
Klarman Hall
Africa Forward: Enhancing Africa’s Global Competitiveness
The state of financial services in Africa
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Africa Forward: Enhancing Africa’s Global Competitiveness

Financial services have made tremendous progress in Africa, yet access to affordable credit remains a long way away for everyone from consumers to SMEs to governments. This panel seeks to ask the tough questions and understand why the cost of capital in Africa is still so high.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 2:30 PM
Klarman Hall
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Breakout 3
Saturday
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3:45 pm
Aldrich 109
Mapping the Way Forward: African Businesses in a Globalized World
Can Africa leverage unique and innovative partnership models to claim its rightful seat at the global economic table?
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Mapping the Way Forward: African Businesses in a Globalized World

While the global economy thrives on interconnectedness, Africa's participation in both global production and trade remains a mere glimpse on the grand stage. This underrepresentation extends beyond the world arena, with intra-African trade lagging behind every other continent. In this era of strategic alliances driving trade flows and innovation, the crucial question emerges: can Africa leverage unique and innovative partnership models to claim its rightful seat at the global economic table?


Navigating strategic global alliances within the continent and beyond with China and the US will significantly impact the African business ecosystem. These alliances can give African businesses access to new markets, capital, technology, and expertise. They can also help African businesses to improve their efficiency and competitiveness. How should African businesses position to create jobs, boost trade, promote innovation, and build sustainable global businesses through these alliances?


America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 3:45 PM
Aldrich 109