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Georgetown Africa Business Conference 
2022

 Entrepreneurship & TECHNOLOGY driving a sustainable & growing Africa

February 26,2022 // Georgetown University // Washington DC

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Technology

As the world adapts to the expanding digital universe created by COVID-19, technology ecosystems across the continent are booming, with technology startups raising over $5Billion in venture capital in 2021, a number well over 200% of 2020 numbers.

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agriculture

Agriculture remains the anchor for Africa's economies, with over 50% of the population employed in the Agriculture sector. Still food security and import reliance remain a challenge and an opportunity for disruption.

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energy

According to the UN, $40Billion is needed annually to meet Africa's energy needs. Energy transition to renewable sources present unique opportunities, however, the transition phase could have big consequences on some of the continent's largest economies.

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entrepreneurship

According to the African Development Bank, 22% of Africans are starting businesses, the highest rate in the world and a key to youth under and unemployment as well as an empowering force for women. Africa's entrepreneurs will underwrite the continent's future.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Africa is Now
Shaping the Conversation

Keynotes. Panels. Networking.

7th

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GEORGETOWN'S 7th AFRICA BUSINESS CONFERENCE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY A DYNAMIC LEADERS

4+ PANELS 

SPANNING ESSENTIAL SECTORS

A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF OVER

20 GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS

2022 will mark Georgetown's 7th annual Africa Business Conference - both a signature event of the University and a unique student-led collaboration between the McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service's African Studies Program. Each conference has built upon the ones before it, bringing together business and policy leaders, mixing in the dynamism and innovation of students and startup founders, and helping shape conversations around business across the African continent.

 

The goal of the conference remains the same; highlight the growth and impact of the economic sectors across the African continent and facilitate a discussion on the opportunities that abound while promoting solutions to address the challenges that stand in the way of success.

 

Building upon the global zeitgeist around sustainability following COP26, the conference will bring together leaders from across Africa and the global business community to discuss Entrepreneurship & technology driving a sustainable & growing Africa. The day-long conference will focus on technology-enabled entrepreneurship, agribusiness, energy and ESG leadership. 

 

We are excited to welcome attendees back in person to campus for the conference and thrilled about the assembly of emerging leaders and Africa business icons who will address us on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The format will be a hybrid format, with in-person* attendance at the Georgetown University campus as well as online attendance options**.

 

Given the unprecedented year we have had, we feel extremely blessed that we can keep the conversation on Africa going, and so, to that end, we look forward to receiving you on February 26, 2022.

 

If you have any questions or thoughts regarding the conference, please feel free to reach out to the team via email.

-Priscilla Mensah, Bongiwe Bongwe & the GTABC Planning Team

 
 
* In person tickets available on January 25, 2022.Full vaccination status (including booster shot) required for in-person attendees
** Online tickets will open in February

Interested in becoming a GTABC partner? Get in touch with

Content & Panels Director Priscilla Mensah at: pom7@georgetown.edu

Fundraising Director Bongiwe Bongwe at: bb1095@georgetown.edu