5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Side Events

The 5th AU-EU Summit, as well as last year's EU-Africa Business forum, highlighted the importance to mobilize investments for African structural sustainable transformation to boost sustainable growth and to create more and decent jobs.

In this spirit, the EC together with ECOWAS and WAEMU organised the High level conference on job creation, growth and competitiveness in West Africa on 07/06/2018 in Brussels. Focusing on 3 areas – MSMEs, agribusiness and digitalization - the conference brought together high-level policy makers from the EU and West Africa, financial institutions and the private sector. The event allowed for a strategic dialogue on West Africa's investment priorities, focusing on necessary policy reforms and the role the External Investment Plan can play in this process.