Africa Green Investment Gateway Conference

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Date: 
14 September 2011 to 16 September 2011
Venue: 
Royal Garden Hotel, 2 - 24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, UK. W8 4PT
Contact information: 

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR , REFERENCE CODE-RCOOMA Priscila Dantes
Email: priscila@corporate-africa.com
Tel: +44 20 7089 8830

Organisation: 
ICCOUNCIL & CORPORATE AFRICA

A dynamic platform to Mobilize African resources and Green Industries for Sustainable Development Investments across the continent Africa supplies 40 per cent of the world’s natural resources and accounts for less than 3 per cent of carbon emission.

All nations on their path to achieving economic growth and dominance have and continue to include Africa in their wealth building equation. Hence, Africa the world’s supplier is ripe for a global paradigm shift, towards value adding green investment opportunities through:

  1. sustainable development and investments
  2. balancing human ecology with the natural environment
  3. and business and economic environment.

Africa continues to enrich the value chain of nations that comes its way to better their countries’ experiences and natural resource needs, and to balance their consumption in the delicate value chain of nature in pursuit of national development and personal freedom for their people. It all comes from Africa’s resources. Yet, Africa has many challenges as it labours to supply the nations of the world agriculture, industries, natural resources and trade, skilled labour, art, music and culture.

Having identified the gap in the value chain to be bridged to create a virtuous cycle of reinvestment between African countries using the bottom up approach, Corporate Africa and ICCouncil deem the moment appropriate for the Africa Green Investment Gateway .

The event will be the first of its kind to be held under the patronage of the United Nations, and Africa Union, to match African corporations and heads of states with CEOs of American Corporations and other investors. The intention is to encourage a meeting of minds to explore green investments that could mitigate climate change and global warming without impeding national economic growth and development.

Among the outcomes expected from the conference are capacity building, and infrastructure development, to enable sustainable development investments to take hold, and to support African governments to enhance the quality of life of their citizens. It also plans to educate and illuminate leaders of international investment firms about the impact of global warming and climate change upon the environment and economies of Africa, and to motivate appropriate responses from them, in terms of lasting partnerships and collaborations for green technology investments.

By harnessing the private sector and international markets for global green investments in the direction of environmental, social, and economic development, Africa could become the continent of the future. Some of the salient features of this conference are to stimulate investment through the bottom up approach by promoting communities, development of social entrepreneurs, and strengthening SMEs to connect back into the value chains of local, regional, and national economies: consolidating the economies of communities from the bottom up and creating a virtuous cycle of reinvestment and development of the business environment for further growth of the private sector.

Africa is the foundation of the global supply chain- a strategic source of almost 40 per cent of the raw materials, agriculture, fresh water and energy essential for global growth. Its rainforests play a central role in the planet’s climate. Its population of one billion is increasingly important consumers. Africa is strategically placed between time zones, continents and hemispheres.” Tom Cargill, Chatham House Investments Opportunities

Low Carbon Economic Infrastructure, such as hydroelectricity, improves access to aradable, non-forested land, and improve fiber optic bandwidth to facilitate the development. High Potential Low Carbon Sectors, such as fruits and vegetables, acquaculture, honey cultivation and harvesting, business process outsourcing, sustainable hospitality and resort and ecotourism.

Alternative and Renewable Energies, tidal and wave technologies solar, wind, agricultural research, green technology, infrastructure development and heavy industry equipment for Agriculture, farming that plugs the local population, enables and develop African entrepreneurs and strengthens the role of SMEs

Challenges to be Addressed Reform existing forest-dependent sectors, including forestry and mining, where necessary so that these sectors can operate at the standards necessary to protect Africa’s forest and natural landscape.

  • Expand access to services and create new economic opportunities for African local populations and Local entrepreneurs through improve social services [including health and education], low-carbon energy sources, clean water and employment which does not threaten the forest.
  • Improve services to the broader African population by aiming for the quality of life, including improving and expanding job prospects, promoting private sector enterprise, and improving social services with particular focus on health and education
  • Investments are needed in renewable energy, alternative energy, tidal technologies [Africa surrounded by six bodies of water] solar, wind, agricultural research, green technology, infrastructure development and heavy industry equipment for Agriculture, farming that plugs the local population, enables and develop African entrepreneurs and strengthens the role of SMEs.

Africa Global Warming and Climate Change Conference is an investment conference that will serve as a means to centrally, collectively and systematically open up the international private sector markets for African countries to explore green investment opportunities in sustainable development- environmentally, socially and economically, which will strengthen the competitive advantages with doing business with other nations-public and private sectors.

The organizers are CORPORATE AFRICA and ICCOUNCIL as the Green Investment Gateway © for African Countries; creating a level of synergy between the private sector with public sector ,with strong emphasis on business approach for green investments to mobilize African countries from of Debt/AID to create ASSETS/TRADE by strenghtning the green investment supply chain to enable wealth development and rentention within the continent. Corporate Africa Mission.

Corporate Africa has been producing publications, reports, exhibitions, and conferences for the international investment and business community targeting Africa and her trading partners for the past 16 years. We are a respected B2B organization and have associations with the UN, World Bank, Corporate Council on Africa, NEPAD, and leading corporations like Shell, Vodafone and Novo Nordisk.Corporate Africa was established in 1994 and fully supports development across Africa through coalitions of interest, collaborations, partnerships and sustainable development investments to build capacity, confidence, and deeper and broader relations.

Gender Promotions Center of Africa is leading the way in Sustainable Agriculture and beleives in the importance of private sector involvement and integration of the business approach to achieve implementation in from bottom up, beginning with Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Villages across Africa. Gender Promotions Center of Africa is based in Cameroon, West Africa. GPCA engages investors with the opportunity to get directly involved in high potential low carbon sectors, such as fruits and vegetables, acquaculture, honey cultivation and harvesting.
Website: http://www.gender-promotions-africa.org.