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Moving with Africa

Opportunities for Business and Development

The Business and Development Forum offers a platform for the exchange between academics and decision makers in business, government and development cooperation. The aim is to discuss opportunities and challenges for international business arising from Swiss-African relations as well as the expectations by African societies and stake-holders towards these relations. 

Moving with Africa

Parallel panel sessions will pay special attention to business and society, technology and infrastructure as well as capacity and knowledge. The Forum is organized by the Centre for African Studies Basel in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE) and Swisscham Africa. It takes place in the run-up to the 7th European Conference on African Studies  which will take place at the University of Basel from 29 June to 1 July 2017.

  • Share your views with academics, professionals and policymakers
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges for business and investment in Africa
  • Appreciate the private sector’s contribution to socio-economic development
  • Learn about the expectations of potential African partners, talents and customers

Cooperation partner: Centre for African Studies Basel, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE), Swisscham Africa


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Target audience Decision makers in business, government and development cooperation with an interest in Africa
Organizer University of Basel
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Cost of participating CHF 120 (early bird)/CHF 160 (regular); 25% discount for SGE customers

Keynote speakers: Ambassador Pedro Comissário Afonso (Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to the United Nations, Geneva), Ambassador Anne Lugon-Moulin (Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa and Francophonie Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs), Dov Bar-Gera (Co-founder and CEO, YooMee Africa), Prof. Dr. Elísio Macamo (Director of the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel)

Panel speakers: 20+ experts from academia, business, government and development cooperation

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Kollegienhaus (main building) of the University of Basel
Petersplatz 1
405 Basel

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