Africa has shown remarkable resilience in the face of the global pandemic. Even with declining growth, rising inequality, and a slowdown in foreign aid, the continent has been less affected by Covid-19 than the rest of the world.
Determined to move forward, Africa has considerable resources to recover and continue its global ascent. It boasts a growth rate higher than that of the OECD, and its young people are a tremendous boon for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, not to mention its largely untapped natural resources.
The continent’s other strength lies in its industrial potential which can favor growth, employment, and value. The agricultural sector is a perfect example. With 60% of its agricultural land unexploited, Africa still imports 85% of what it consumes.
With a combined GDP of more than $3 trillion and a population of 1.2 billion, the African Continental Free Trade Area is the springboard for building economic independence as well as developing the economies of all African nations.
Africa’s roadmap for the future is being drawn using the principles of good governance, sovereignty over trade, human development, and innovation.
Several countries have taken the lead and are cited as examples by international organizations. These «African Lions» have distinguished themselves by putting these principles as well as South-South cooperation at the heart of their visions.
Loyal to its mission of building bridges and supporting development, the Crans Montana Forum announces the launch of the Crans Montana Forum Africa (CMFA), a platform for dialogue between African countries and world leaders. Held annually in Brussels, CMF Africa is a global forum to discuss some of Africa’s hot topics, namely: security, economic integration, growth prospects, human development, governance, empowerment of women and youth, digital transformation, and sustainable development. Crans Montana Forum Africa is the brainchild of a strategic partnership between two international organizations with more than 50 years of experience organizing economic forums.
Crans Montana Forum Africa is a joint venture between Crans Montana Institute and i-conférences, Africa’s largest business conference organizer. Since 2004, it has successfully organized b2b forums dedicated to Africa’s economy and specialized in banking and finance, ports and infrastructures, energy, healthcare, digital payments, digital economy, agriculture, postal services, etc. More than 100,000 delegates have actively taken part in over 300 face-to-face and virtual conferences organized by i-conferences, all dedicated to the promotion of South-South cooperation in Africa.
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