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SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE EXTRACTION IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

COMPLIANCE, STRATEGIES AND INNOVATIONS

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H.E. Dr. Julius Maada Wonie Bio
The President, Republic of Sierra Leone

Keynote Speaker

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Honourable Philip J. Pierre
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

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Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina
President, African Development Bank Group

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Chair Reta Jo Lewis
President and Chair of the Board of Directors  

Export-Import Bank of the United States

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Adjoa Adjei-Twum
President and CEO, EBII Group

Host

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Florizelle Liser
President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

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Andrew Skipper MBE
Former Co-Chair, UK Government’s Africa Investors Group

Member of ebii advisory council.

 

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Hon. J. Peter Pham
Former US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes & Sahel Regions of Africa Chairman of HPX High Power Exploration (HPX)

Fireside Chat

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Prof. Kevin Chika Urama
Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, African Development Bank

Panel Speaker & Fireside Chat

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Allyson Browne McKithen
Executive Director, World Trade Center, Washington DC

 

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Sir Paul Collier, CBE, FBA 
Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford

Fireside Chat

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RT. Hon. Helen Grant MP
UK
Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Girls’ Education, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria.

 

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Jeannine B. Scott
Nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Principal America to Africa Consulting (A2A), LLC2023 

Moderator

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Teresa L. Jennings
Vice President & Treasurer, LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation 

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Mrs. Maureen Mba
Former Director of Compliance, Head of MANSA Digital Initiative of Afreximbank


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Oliver St. Clair Franklin, CBE
British Honorary Consulate | Philadelphia

 

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Idrissa DIOP
Compliance Director, African Export - Import Bank (Afreximbank)

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H.E. Ambassador Alfredo Nuvunga
Ambassador, Republic of Mozambique to the United States of America. 

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H.E. Frédéric Edem ​Hegbe
Ambassador of Togo to the United States

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C. Derek Campbell
Executive Chairman at LVC Global Holdings.

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Ian Greenstreet
Founder and Chairman Infinity Capital Partners

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Nneoma Nwogu
Senior Counsel, World Bank Group

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Why you should attend

Active Investors

Attendance by private equity, venture capital, angel investors and firms seeking African investment

High-profile Speakers

Keynotes from high profile stakeholders from across government, banking and regulatory bodies

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Insightful Discussions

Keynotes, panel discussions and fire side chats dedicated to investment and realising investment opportunities

Programme Outline

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For American businesses already operating in Africa

Navigating the continent's diverse challenges can be complex. Whether it's understanding regulatory environments, and cultural nuances, establishing reliable supply chains, repatriating foreign earnings, or meeting international standards of governance and compliance, our Summits provide collaborative solutions tailored to address these precise challenges.

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If you're considering investing or entering the African market

Our summits offer a roadmap and compass to navigate the complexities of doing business on the continent. With the focused support of US and African government representatives, like-minded enterprises, and experienced professionals, you'll find invaluable guidance and resources to ensure your success.

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Connect with heads of state from Africa

Connect with heads of state from Africa, other high-profile political leaders, business leaders and academics from across Africa, the USA, the UK and other emerging markets.

THE AFRICAN INVESTMENT
 RISK AND COMPLIANCE SUMMIT (AIRC)

A core mission of EBII Group is to promote and support excellence in Risk and Compliance Assessments. The annual African Investment Risk and Compliance Summit (AIRCS) brings this mission to life. The EBII Group has hosted its flagship annual AIRCS converging political and business leaders, academics and regulators to find coordinated solutions to Africa’s investment challenges. The Summit’s influence has grown exponentially over the years.

The EBII Group has hosted key decision makers, including the President of Ghana and of Sierra Leone, respectively, the African Continental Free Trade Secretary General, and Oxford University’s Vice-Chancellor.

We are Inviting you to the 2024 AIRC Summit

Join us at the 2024 Summits, where we tackle the complexities of investing and trading in Africa. Through focused discussions and collaborative sessions, the summit aims to address critical aspects of the extractive industry in Africa, with a particular emphasis on environmental sustainability, financial integrity, and responsible resource management. 

The following Key Themes will be Explored:

  • Mapping Africa's Extractive Resources and Critical Minerals for the Green Transition
  • Insights into Investor Requirements: Addressing Supply Chain Challenges in Africa’s Extractives and Harnessing AI and Technology for Risk Mitigation
  • Policy and Governance Solutions for Sustainable Resource Extraction in Africa's Changing Climate
  • Key priorities for African leaders and organizations to bolster Africa's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow within the extractive industry and address its risk perception.
  • The role of the African Diaspora.
  • Gender Lens Investing to Enable Africa’s Transformation
  • Types of Funding Available - various funding mechanisms tailored to support gender-focused initiatives.
  • Tips and Strategies for Applying for and Obtaining Funding

Audience/Industries

  • Mining companies operating in Africa in Oil, Uranium, Copper, Iron Ore, Columbite, Platinum, Chrome, Coal, Gold, Rubber etc.
  • Oil and Gas
  • Defence Sector
  • Generator Companies 
  • Embassies
  • USA Government Agencies
  • US Senators, Congressmen / congresswomen
  • ESG aligned investors
  • Compliance professionals 
  • Regulators 
  • Academics

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EBII AFRICA INVESTMENTS RISK AND COMPLIANCE SUMMIT / 2024 PROGRAMME

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Gender Lens Investing To enable Africa’s transformation

The workshop is dedicated to empowering women and building human capital to significantly contribute to the prosperity of the diaspora and foster investment in the African Continent. We recognize that when women leaders and entrepreneurs thrive, our societies and economies flourish.

Objectives:
1. Identify key barriers to accessing resources and provide practical advice on overcoming them and accessing resources.
    2. Explore funding opportunities available for African women in the USA
    3. Discuss strategies for successfully obtaining funding
    4. Highlight the impact of funded projects on Africa
    5. Foster networking and collaboration among attendees

Interactive Session 1: Overcoming Challenges and Accessing Resources (45 minutes)
Topics Covered:
    1. Common challenges women face in accessing resources (financial, educational, professional).
    2. Strategies to overcome these challenges.
    3. Types of funding available (grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowdfunding, etc.).

Interactive Session 2: Strategies for Obtaining Funding and Impact on Africa (45 minutes)
Topics Covered:
    1.Tips and strategies for applying for and obtaining funding.
    2. Success stories of projects funded by African women in the USA that have impacted Africa.
    3. The role of diaspora investment in Africa’s development.
    4. Challenges and opportunities in implementing projects in Africa.


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