For the first time on a 100% digital platform, the EurAfrican Forum will meet online September 3 and 4 and not today and tomorrow, as originally planned - but the new date also foresees the participation of entrepreneurs, artists, activists, scientists, managers, investors and government officials, who will share ideas, ambitions and experiences on relations between Europe and Africa.
The organization expects more than 1.700 participants (already registered, 60% African and 40% European), from 55 countries - among them about 45 “highly relevant” participants - who will be divided between more than 20 sessions.
As the pandemic crisis evolves, a new report on the impact of Covid-19 on African countries will be presented. as a result of a partnership between EurAfrican Forum and Boston Consulting Group.
During the event, four entrepreneurs in the areas of health, cyber security and agribusiness will present their projects to major international investors, to respond to common challenges.
They are Kiran Bhagotra, CEO and founder of ProtectBox, in the area of cybersecurity; Sibongile Gumbi, CEO and founder of iVacBio, a bioproduction company that manufactures vaccines, diagnostics and reagents; Emmanuel Assom Neyeng, CEO and founder of OuiCare, a health platform; and Jon White, CEO and co-founder of ImpactAgri, which implements socially inclusive agribusinesses, which transform local economies and regenerate land.
The organizers are the Eurafrican Forum (EAF) and the Portuguese Diaspora Council. EAF is an independent platform that aims to bring together all who are building for a positive dialogue between Africa and Europe. The Portuguese Diaspora Council is a private non-profit association, recognized in 2019 as a non-governmental development organization. Founded in 2012, the Council's mission is to harness the power of diasporas to promote global conversations and connections on issues of culture, social impact, science, business and economics.