Oxford Business Group has announced its partnership with The 33rd Crans Montana Forum on Africa which will be held from June 29 to July 2 in Brussels, Belgium and Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President of Slovenia Borut Pahor are among world leaders expected to grace the occasion.
The Crans Montana Forum on Africa is an exchange and capacity-building platform driven by the Crans Montana Forum to promote dialogue between African countries and international audiences and actors. This forum takes place once a year. The forum allows for the creation of a global and sustainable network supporting the efforts of African countries in their quest for economic sovereignty, based on human development and innovation, as well as good governance.
The 33rd edition of the Crans Montana Forum on Africa will be hosted by the Crans Montana Forum Institute in Brussels, Belgium, from June 29 to July 2, 2022 at the Hotel Le Plaza under the theme “The world at the time of African economic sovereignty: turning resilience into an opportunity”.
The forum will include a series of interactive sessions on topical subjects around Africa’s current and upcoming challenges and opportunities, and will feature the participation of many distinguished heads of state, representatives of government, ministers and important economic actors. Among them:
- President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor
- President of the Republic of Nigeria (1999-2007) Olusegun Obasanjo
- President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo
- Prime Minister of the Republic of Gabon, Mrs. Rose C. Ossouka Raponda
- Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Michel Lukonde Kyenge
- Commissioner for Justice at the European Commission, Didier Reynders
- Minister of Industry and Trade, Morocco, Ryad Mezour
- Minister of Planning and Development, Côte d’Ivoire Nialé Kaba
- Director General for Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain, Mrs. Alicia Rico Peres del Pugar
- Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Mircea Geoana
Key topics to be discussed at the forum include:
- Shaping the future of our world and societies: addressing today’s most significant challenges
- The urgency to build a new Africa-Europe partnership
- Development and security challenges in the Sahel region
- Africa and public investment financing
- Strengthening public health systems
- Integrating Africa into the world maritime industry as a leading power
- How Africa is pursuing a different energy pathway
- Women as the driving force of local community development