The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI), a platform for promoting business, trade, and investment across the continent, at a virtual news conference, unveiled the lineup for its flagship event ‘Unstoppable Africa’ scheduled for Sept. 21-22 in New York.
The two-day event, co-convened by the African Union (AU) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, serves as a pivotal forum for leaders to discuss and strategise the way forward for Africa’s dynamic business landscape.
Mrs Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO, UN Global Compact, said the event was a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in amplifying Africa’s opportunities.
She said the landmark event would take place as Africa’s leaders worked collectively to leverage the continent’s assets, including a young population and abundant natural resources.
Ojiambo said the initiative mirrors Africa’s aspiration to rise above challenges while turning challenges like climate change, energy constraints, water scarcity, and food supply into opportunities.
“GABI aims to catalyse Africa’s key role in the global marketplace, and ‘Unstoppable Africa’ is a powerful affirmation of GABI’s unwavering commitment to redefining Africa’s economic narrative and the world.
“The convening will facilitate solution-driven dialogues, inclusive participation, and enriching conversations and debates, all geared towards accelerating and amplifying Africa to new heights of business growth and economic transformation,” she said.
She revealed that confirmed participants included President Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal; President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of Botswana; Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations, among others.