Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s next major growth markets. While in the past, investment opportunities have been underestimated, Europe is becoming increasingly aware of the need to build its presence in the region to catch up with other global leaders. OMFIF, supported by the German state-owned development bank, KfW, and the Trade and Development Bank, convene a seminar to share expertise with European investors on opportunities and experiences of investing in sub-Saharan Africa.
The first session will cover the region’s macroeconomic outlook. There will be a particular focus on the role of the private sector in leading growth and ensuring the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area through sustainable infrastructure. The second session will reflect on the success of high impact projects. It will include a discussion on rates of return, reconciling short-term investment demands with long-term development projects, and improvements in legal and regulatory frameworks.