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Africa Business Forum opens in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, February 11, 2020 (FBC) – The 3rd Africa Business Forum (ABF) kicked off in Addis Ababa with on the theme; ‘Investing in People, Planet and Prosperity’.

The event, which aims to promote an ongoing dialogue between Africa’s private and public sectors, was opened by Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The forum will foster opportunities for the private sector to contribute towards the continent’s collective efforts in addressing some of the key issues that have an impact on people, planet and prosperity.

Key topics under spotlight include challenges and impacts of climate change, energy sustainability and efficiency, healthcare-renewable energy nexus, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, innovative financing mechanisms, governance and responsible investments, and sustainable development in Africa.

ABF is an annual event that brings together Heads of States, policymakers, industry leaders, thinkers and private businesses to discuss the role of private sector in Africa’s development; cutting edge and innovative ideas for financing sustainable development; and partnerships between the private and public sectors.

The Forum focuses on issues, challenges and opportunities that are most relevant for African economies and societies, and provides a unique networking environment for policymakers, private sector, financiers, academia and civil society.

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