Grow Africa supports a schedule of events at which countries and investors can connect, share best practice, and promote investment. Our key milestone is an annual Grow Africa Investment Forum that preludes the WEF Africa Summit, and aims catalyze new partnerships, investment commitments, and insights for countries supported by Grow Africa and potential partners. In addition we support countries hosting their own investment forums, and link to related events that offer useful platforms for advancing agricultural investment.
Grow Africa partners will convene the annual Grow Africa Investment Forum from May 8-9 in Cape Town, South Africa. Over 300 participants from all stakeholder groups will engage in a highly interactive programme to:
- Review private-sector investment commitments and opportunities in member countries
- Share best practices and lessons learned to address cross-cutting issues such as finance, infrastructure, sustainability and empowering smallholder farmers
- Reaffirm the shared agenda and leadership commitment of Grow Africa partners and stakeholders ￼￼￼
Participants in the 2013 Grow Africa Investment Forum will engage in a variety of interactive sessions to address opportunities, challenges and solutions to advance sustainable agricultural transformation in African agriculture. The Investment Forum will take place before and feed into the 2013 World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place May 9-10 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Last year’s event
For a flavour of what to expect in Cape Town, please review material from last year’s event in Addis Ababa:
The 2013 event will be attended by cross-sector country delegations from all Grow Africa countries with Ministerial leadership. They will joined by leaders of African and global business, international and donor agencies and farmer organizations.
Participation in the Grow Africa Investment Forum is by invitation only, at the discretion of the convening partners. Invitation to the Investment Forum is independent of and does not imply participation in the World Economic Forum on Africa. Inquiries about participating in the Grow Africa Investment Forum may be sent to GrowAfrica@weforum.org.