Investment Promotion Policies& FDI Trends Workshop
Under the high patronage of H.E. Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC) is organizingthe fourth edition of Africa 2019: Investment forAfrica Forumon the 22nd and 23rd of November 2019 at the New Administrative Capital.
Africa 2019: Investment forAfrica Forumconfirms Egypt’s commitment to the African Development Agenda 2063, whichaims at leveraging our capacities and expertise to realize tangible development results; achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth;and boost shared prosperity with the ultimate objective of meeting the aspirations of the African people.
As Egypt presides over the African Union in 2019,President Al-Sisi’s grand vision for Africa emphasizes on the urgency of showcasing Africa prominently on the global investment map; strengthening the frameworks of multilateral cooperation; and engaging private sector actors into Africa’sinclusive and sustainable development.Significant efforts are thus underway towards developing infrastructure, promoting renewable energy, accelerating digital transformation, improving transportation, modernizing industries and investing in human capital.
The primary objective of the workshop is to discuss FDI trends in Africa, looking at what types of FDI are optimum for the hosting country, benefits offered by FDI and how to be maximized. In achieving this objective, the workshop aims to:
- How to improve investor prospecting and agency’s performance through digitalization.
- The status of Entrepreneurship worldwide and specifically in Africa, growing importance of investment facilitation measures for sustainable development
- What are International investment Agreements (IIAs) and Why They Matter
- Investment promotion strategies, policies and practices for sustainable development.
WORKSHOP EXPECTED ATTENDEES:
The workshop will bring together Ministries and Investment Promotion Agencies from the African union countries to share knowledge and showcase their success stories; and discuss improving the targeting mechanism of investment promotion strategies to harness FDI potential.
The workshop main themes will be covered through sessions taking place with renowned speakers from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development “UNCTAD” and The Netherlands Development Finance Company “FMO”
is the part of the United Nations Secretariat dealing with trade, investment, and development issues that support developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively,and helping them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration,providing analysis, facilitating consensus-building, and offering technical assistance. Which helps them to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development.
is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. Founded in 1970, FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. It focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water.