THE GLOBAL I-GUIDES MEETING

How the online investment guides can help promote and facilitate investment
in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) 
Event
Session Type
Conference
Session Themes
Investment Promotion
Room number
Room XXIII
Event Manager
Mr. Ian Richards
Contact Email
ian.richards@unctad.org
24 October 2018
11:00 - 13:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

The online investment-guides have proven to be helpful tools for investment promotion agencies to attract better quality investment to these countries and develop their capacity for investment promotion. At the event, representatives of investment promotion agencies from implementing countries will first present their experience with the guides. This will be followed by a discussion open to all participants on how the online investment guides can be further improved and aligned with countries’ investment facilitation agenda, as well as how international and regional organizations can contribute to implementing the guides. The meeting is organized with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and is aimed at investment promotion officials and practitioners from the public and private sectors.

Issues for the debate

  • How can i-Guides be further improved?
  • How can i-Guides be aligned with countries’ investment facilitation agenda?
  • What can international organizations contribute?

Speakers

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Nigeria
Principal Investment Promotion Officer, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Malawi
Director of Promotion and Economic Intelligence, Economic Development Board of Madagascar
Director, Capacity Development Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Head of Investment Research, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Economic Affairs Officer in charge of investment guides programme, UNCTAD