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.
The Grow Africa Partnership
Marking the historic opportunity of the Year of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa, and following successful events in Addis Ababa in 2012 and Cape Town in 2013, this year’s Grow Africa Investment Forum will provide an opportunity for companies, farmers and governments to further accelerate sustainable agricultural growth in Africa.
The Grow Africa Investment Forum in Abuja will discuss how to attract investments, meet the challenges and design for the 21st Century focusing on the role of the private sector in the year of food security and nutrition.
The 2014 Grow Africa Investment Forum
Grow Africa partners will convene the annual Grow Africa Investment Forum from May 6-8 in Abuja, Nigeria.
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
Grow Africa Investment Forum Programme
Participants in the 2014 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 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place May 7-9 in Abuja, Nigeria. An overview of the programme (subject to change) is seen below.
Participating in the Grow Africa Investment Forum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Engaging in Grow Africa partnership activities
Grow Africa seeks serious and committed partners from all relevant stakeholder groups who have resources or expertise to accelerate investment in support of national priorities for Africa’s agricultural sector.