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Economic trends transforming African investment and development

Wednesday 21 April 2021 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

About this event

The African continent has borne the brunt of some of the worst impacts of the pandemic, halting decades of growth, affecting millions of livelihoods and pushing much of sub Saharan Africa into a recession for the first time in over 25 years.

Despite the challenges, the prospect for economies across Africa remain strong, with its young population, the expansion of the free trade area, renewable energy potential and it’s growing digital economy. Private sector investment has always been key to growth and development across Africa and will continue to be so as the continent rebuilds.

Join us for a conversation with Dr Frannie Léautier, Chief Executive of Southbridge Investment, one of Africa’s most exciting investors. In this session we will reflect on the impact of the pandemic across the continent on jobs and industries, and economic trends that have emerged

We will also discuss how this has affected investment in the continent’s developing economies and the role investors can play in spurring future innovations and sustainable growth across Africa.

The event will be chaired by British International Investment’s Head of External Affairs, Colin Buckley.

This event has already taken place - watch the recording here


Frannie Leautier

CEO, SouthBridge Investment

Colin Buckley

General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, British International Investment

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