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The Third Investing in Africa Forum

September 26, 2017 | 12:00 ET, 16:00 GMT

The Investing in Africa Forum (IAF) was established in 2015 as a global platform for multilateral cooperation and promoting opportunities to increase investment in Africa. It is intended to be an annual multi-stakeholder gathering, bringing together representatives of the public and private sectors from China and Africa, international and continental institutions, development partners, and think tanks to deepen policy dialogue, share experiences, and discuss business opportunities to promote and support investment and sustainable development in Africa. It was first initiated by China Development Bank (CDB) with the full endorsement of the Chinese Government and won the strong support of the World Bank Group (WBG) and multiple African countries.

September 26, 2017:

Session III: ICT and Leapfrogging - Building on the Digital Revolution to Tackle African Challenges (9:00 - 10:40 am Dakar time / 5:00 - 6:40 am DC time)

Session IV: Building Skills for the Present and the Future African Workforce - Rethinking Skill Acquisition and Education Service Delivery ( 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Dakar time / 7:00 - 8:30 am DC time)

Special Roundtable for the Investing in Africa Think Tank Alliance - IATTA (4:00 - 5:45 pm Dakar time / 12:00 - 1:45 pm DC time)

Speakers

Minister of Economy and Finance, Senegal

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Director, New Structural Economics Institute, Pekin University, Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce

Vice Chairman, President of Eximbank, People’s Republic of China

Chief Executive Officer, AFD

Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission For Africa

Vice President, Global Client Services, IFC

Deputy Administrator, National Energy Administration Of China

Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group

Forum On China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Ambassador For Foreign Affairs

President, Republic of Senegal

Prime Minister, Cote d’Ivoire

Vice-minister, Ministry Of Finance, People’s Republic Of China

Managing Director and WBG Chief Administrative Officer , World Bank Group

Executive Vice President, China Development Bank

Director, Education Global Practice, World Bank

Vice President, Shanghai Jingge Technology Co., Ltd

Professor, Shanghai Academy Of Educational Sciences

Minister Of Higher Education And Research, Republic Of Senegal

Director Of Public Private Partnerships, Andela