WIF Stakeholders' Event: Session III

Africa: a new Emerging Market for FDI
jointly organized by UNCTAD and WAIPA
Session Type
20 April 2008
10:00 - 13:00 Africa/Accra

Africa is currently enjoying one of its best half-decades of economic growth, and the continent is generating greater investor interest, with record FDI flows registered in 2007. Natural resources and the services sectors have attracted most FDI, but the potential has, as yet, been only partly tapped. Such investment has the potential to generate more rapid development, but more needs to be done to ensure this potential is realised.


Managing Director and Technology Solutions Group Lead, Hewlett-Packard Africa
Chief Africa Economist, Standard Chartered Bank
Senior Vice President and Operational Head of Africa, 3i lnfotech
President of the China-Africa Business Council and Vice-President of the China Federation of Industry and Commerce
Chief Economist, African Development Bank
CEO, Investment Climate Facility for Africa
UN Co-Director, Millennium Cities Initiative
Executive Chairman of Mozambican Institute for the Management of Government Shares