Global Africa Business Initiative announces dates for Unstoppable Africa 2024

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Building on the resounding success of its flagship Unstoppable Africa event in 2022 and 2023, the Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) is pleased to announce plans to bring together leaders from business, government and the United Nations in 2024.

Unstoppable Africa will return to Cipriani in New York on September 25 and 26 on the sidelines of the 79th session of the UN General Assembly.

Additionally, the UN Global Compact, which coordinates GABI on behalf of the UN system, plans to engage with business leaders at the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on May 16-17 and during the African Union mid-year coordination meeting in July. 18 in Accra, Ghana.

“The Global Africa Business Initiative, now in its third year, is becoming a year-round private sector-led initiative. GABI is a platform that places Africa in its rightful place at the heart of the global economy and positions the continent as the premier destination for business, trade and investment,” said Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General. and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Programme. Compact.

Under the leadership of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, GABI aims to reposition Africa as a business destination and investment opportunity on the global stage, while also contributing to Africa’s Agenda 2063. African Union and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Unstoppable Africa 2024 aims to far surpass the success of last year’s event, which saw more than 3,000 in-person and online participants engage in two days of discussions, solutions and actions. Participants included six heads of state, dozens of business and UN leaders, investors, financial experts, as well as athletes and artists, gathered around the themes of access to energy and energy transition, inclusive growth and trade and digital transformation.

Notable outcomes from last year’s event included Ghana’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions and generate 400,000 jobs by 2060, as well as a 550-year energy transition and investment plan. billion US dollars to drive sustainable energy and job creation, among others.

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