2023 is Africa’s Business Heroes’ 5th anniversary. A mid-way mark in our prize competition program. Join us to celebrate with the most diverse entrepreneurial community on the continent.
The Africa Prosperity Dialogues, organized by the APN in partnership with the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat and the Government of the Republic of Ghana, among others, serve as a dedicated annual platform that brings together Africa and Global Africa’s business executives and organizations, thought leaders, and political leaders to think together, plan together, and work together with the needed urgency to drive the goal of building the world’s largest single market in Africa. The Africa Prosperity Dialogues were adopted by the African Union on February 19, 2023, by its supreme policy and decision-making organ, as an important instrument for mobilizing private sector ownership and drive of the continent’s all-important AfCFTA project. This took place at the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government
It is time to reframe the narrative on African successes and innovation.
On December 12, high-level experts and innovators at AfriNEXT—a conference hosted by the Atlantic Council and global development company DAI— showcased the strong business case for investment in African markets, as well as the importance of situating investments and other partnerships squarely in local contexts. Panelists shared perspectives on all that lies ahead for the African continent, including the rising power of its youth, the impact of digitalization, and the threat of climate change.
In the heart of the world’s financial capital, New York City, the BlackStars Summit & Awards commanded the spotlight on November 2-3, 2023, bringing together over 1000 industry leaders and professionals across various sectors for two days of learning, connections, and inspiration. Created by PanaGenius, a media company focused on amplifying the diverse voices of the modern Afro-Diaspora, BlackStars aims to highlight, connect, and empower a new era of of leaders and emerging talent who embody the richness, diversity and vast potential of the Black Diaspora. The annual summit & awards serves as a platform to exchange ideas, ignite transformation, inspire excellence, and celebrate the exceptional contributions and impact of these leaders in the corporate realm.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Government of Guyana welcomed delegates to the second annual AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2023), from October 30 – 31, 2023 in Georgetown, Guyana under the theme "Creating a Shared Prosperous Future".
After the success of the inaugural forum in Barbados in 2022, ACTIF will again focus on strengthening ties between the private sectors of the two regions to advance trade and investment.
Key focus areas for B2B engagements and panel discussions included:
The AfriLabs Annual Gathering is a transformative event in Africa’s tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem, uniting visionaries, governments, startups, investors, policymakers, and world-class thought leaders to drive sustainable growth and innovation on the continent.
The one of a kind global event, celebrates African ingenuity offering a world-class platform for collaboration and co-creation of solutions for the diverse socio-economic for challenges across the continent. Emphasizing inclusivity and creativity, the Gathering inspires and showcases multi-faceted innovations to generate a positive global impact.
Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and networking, participants nurture new ideas, partnerships and aspirations for sustainable interventions. This catalytic event propels Africa’s journey towards a prosperous future, empowering communities, creating jobs, and uplifting lives through the power of technology, collaboration, inter-government relationships, entrepreneurship and policy.
With the support of representatives from Germany, the Netherlands and Côte d'Ivoire, the 2023 GFF Resource Mobilization Campaign will have a pledging event at the World Health Summit in Berlin on October 16, 2023. The event will showcase accelerated efforts and commitments from global and country partners on advancing the rights and opportunities of women, children and young people. It will further discuss how new models of co-investments and partnerships can help address the scale of development challenges affecting women, girls, and adolescents and addressing the root causes of inequality.
What is Digital with Purpose? Accelerating Action through Digital Technologies.
It’s ambitious - a Movement of leaders joining forces in a race to deliver against the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. We believe in a world where technology, innovation and collaboration can transform the fortunes of our planet.
The Digital With Purpose Global Summit aims at putting innovation and digital solutions at the core of the sustainability agenda, and sustainability at the core of the digital agenda. We have enough evidence that digital is the key to address the most pressing sustainability challenges and to empower worldwide leaders in building a more sustainable future.
The EurAfrican Forum is an action-oriented platform that aims to foster stronger collaboration between Europe and Africa, better promote a shared green and inclusive growth, uncover new business and social impact investment opportunities & create synergies between both innovation models. Innovators, opinion-formers, game-changers, pioneers, dreamers and mavericks who are shaping the Africa of today gather each year constituting the ‘EurAfrican Community Network’. Under the theme “EU-Africa Alliance: Opportunities for Growth”, the 2023 Forum aims to promote an effective, modern, and inclusive debate supported by ideas, realities and projects in the mutual interest of the twin continents.
The Sankalp Africa Summit 2023 was a memorable two-day event celebrating Intellecap’s decade-long impact journey in Africa, attracting over 1,300 participants from over 45 countries worldwide. It was the first fully in-person gathering since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, well-attended by a mix of experienced attendees and newcomers. The event boasted an impressive lineup of over 45 sessions, including investor roundtables, networking events, masterclasses, entrepreneur pitches, deal rooms, debates, showcases, and panel sessions. Maintaining Sankalp’s spirit of collaboration, ten unconference-style sessions were also hosted, offering attendees a unique platform to generate and curate content in casual ‘discussion zones’, eschewing traditional presentation tools like stages, microphones, or digital screens.
The annual WPL Summit is the largest worldwide gathering of women politicians, including some of the most powerful leaders on the planet. It convenes and gives a platform to leaders whose influence inspires women to enter and rise in politics.
Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) is the Jack Ma Foundation's flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs.
The Africa Soft Power Summit represents the premier event for Africa’s creative and tech industries, as well as women’s leadership, attracting speakers and delegates from across the continent and around the world. The environment provides a fresh take on the traditional conference format, with breakout sessions, social events, roundtables and workshops, and plenty of scope for more networking along the way.
US Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Republic of Ghana as the first stop on her three-nation African tour. As part of her visit The President of the Republic of Ghana HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo hosted her at a State Banquet Dinner.
Africa’s political and business leaders, thought leaders on Africa convened to inspire the urgent actions towards collaborative implementation of the all-important Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.
The SC Digital Banking, Innovation and Fintech Festival focused on Africa’s digital transformation by engaging local and international players who are powering Africa’s digital transformative agenda.
The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) now Africa's Business Heroes, is the Jack Ma Foundation's flagship philanthropic entrepreneur program in Africa. We aim to identify, spotlight and support African entrepreneur heroes creating impact in their communities and building a more inclusive economy for the future.
The Paradise Foundation, a Chinese conservation charity co-led by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, awarded grants to 50 African rangers working to protect wildlife on the continent of Africa.
On August 17 2020, The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, commissioned and handed over the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to the African Union (AU) Commission,marks a historic milestone in the road to fullfil the vision of our Founding Fathers for Continental Integration, that dates back to the inaugural session of the OAU in 1963, articulated most strongly by then President Kwame Nkrumah in his landmark speech.
Africa is now the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organisation, and we must make it count.
Co-hosted by CCA and the Government of Ghana, the Clean Cooking Forum 2022 convened global leaders to pave the way for much needed action. Policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, donors, and other key partners came together to discuss the urgencies around bringing clean cooking to the billions who live without it.
The maiden edition of the Africa Prosperity Dialogues, convened in Ghana from 26-28 January, ended with the adoption of a business and policy leaders Compact to fast-track implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement as a development accelerator for Africa’s prosperity.