Abuja, 11 July, 2018 - The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development on the continent, is among continental bodies participating in the 25th anniversary of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) taking place in Abuja from 11 July to 14 July. ACBF’s Executive Secretary Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie is among dignitaries taking part in meetings and discussions lined up for the event.
Rwanda’s President and current Chairman of the African Union (AU) Paul Kagame and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and host President Muhammadu Buhari are also attending the event.
Prof. Nnadozie will lead discussion on the value of partnerships in promoting Africa’s trade at the meeting featuring leading trade and finance experts. Other panelists joining him include Mr. George Otieno, Chief Executive Officer of African Trade Insurance Agency and Mr. Tunde Kehinde, Co-founder of Lidya.
In light of the imminent creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which brings together more than one billion people and a combined gross domestic product of more than US$3.4 trillion, the seminar’s focus will be on African trade. Among other things, Prof. Nnadozie will throw light on how AfCFTA would benefit African countries and ways in which African companies as well as private and public institutions can collaborate in the implementation of the concept.