Conference: Entrepreneurship and Development in Africa
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Date: 10 March 2012Time: 9:00 AM
Finishes: 10 March 2012Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Conference
Key areas to be addressed:
- Tackling Africa problems through entrepreneurship.
- The role of the government to promote and support private sector development in Sub Saharan Africa.
- Creating conducive environment for business to flourish.
- Creating employment opportunities through entrepreneurship.
- Sustainable investment in Africa.
- Growing interest in frontier market investment.
Organised by SOAS Centre of African Studies in association with Sub-Saharan Consulting Group
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 - 09:10||Welcome|
Dr Chege Githiora, Chairman, Centre for Africa Studies, SOAS.
|09:20 - 09:40||Opening Address|
Edwin Laurent, Adviser & Head of International Trade, Commonwealth Secretariat.
|09:40 - 10:30||Entrepreneurship Development in Africa's Economy|
Dr John Hancock, senior policy advisor, World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Adam Green, Senior Reporter, This Africa Magazine, Financial Times.
|10:30 - 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 12:30||The Role of the Governments to Support and Promote Private Sector Development in Africa|
Moderator: Natalie Mutisya, Cass Business School.
Linda Kalimba, 1St Councillor, Rwanda High Commission.
Wanja Michuki, Principal Counsellor, trade and Economic affairs, Kenya High Commission.
Hirut Zemene, Minister Chancellor-Trade and Investment, Ethiopia Embassy.
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 15:00||Exploiting Untapped Investment Opportunities in Africa|
Moderator: Kevin Korgba, ETK Consulting.
Nick Rouse, Managing Director of Frontier Market Fund Managers, Standard Bank.
Geetha Tharmaratnam, Investment Principal, Aureos Capital.
Dr Steward Iyala, Director and Head of Trade, Centre for African Trade (CATFLD).
Wiliam So, Former President and current Chief Advisor of China Unicom Africa.
|15:00 - 15:30||Break|
|15:30 - 16:20||Creating Conducive Business Environment for SMEs to Flourish|
Moderator: Sarah Teacher, Director, Africa Innovation Prize.
Rita Spada, CEO, World Trade Centre London.
Ida Horner, Ethnic Supplies.
David Smith, Chairman, British Africa Business Association.
|16:20 - 16:50||Closing Address|
Gibril Faal, Chairman of AFFORD and Director of GK Partners
|16:50 - 17:00||Closing Remarks|
Eugene Nizeyimana, Chief Operating Officer, Sub-Saharan Consulting Grou
Organiser: Centre of African Studies
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