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October 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Virtual
The IATF will host a virtual discussion on the African Diaspora in partnership with The Africa Center under the theme “Building Bridges between Africa and the Diaspora to realize opportunities under African Continental Free Trade Area. Speakers representing a diverse range of innovators of African descent who work across the African Diaspora and in a multitude of industries will deepen the conversations around how Diaspora-led initiatives can accelerate investment in the continent including building relevant infrastructure needed to bolster and sustain a variety of industries in African countries and to implement the AfCFTA. Speakers will also explore how the Diaspora is connecting to markets and businesses across the continent and re-defining how and why global companies invest in the continent. The conversation will begin with an opening by Professor Benedict Oramah, the President & Chairman of Board of Directors of Afreximbank, and then transition to a musical performance. The panel discussion and Q&A will follow the musical performance and will be moderated by The Africa Center’s CEO, Dr Uzodinma Iweala.