West Africa is waiting for you .
About the Forum .
On the theme of making integration a driver for industrialisation, innovation and sustainable investment, the second edition of the Forum will take place on 20 & 30 May 2020. Focused 100% on competitive and sustainable development strategies, it will highlight several strategic economic sectors.
Meeting in Abidjan, regional power
As the first regional power of Francophone West Africa with 23 million inhabitants and economic growth of 8% per year since 2012, the country bases its growth on solid assets. It is, among other things, a dynamic demography, a robust infrastructure network with the 2nd largest port in sub-Saharan Africa, a diversified agricultural sector (the world’s largest producer of cocoa and among the leading producers of coffee, cotton, rubber), a 520-kilometer seafront and an immense potential for mineral resources.
Economic decision makers
SECTORS OF INVESTMENTS .
A projects portfolio from all West African countries, in five key investment areas.
Digital technology can enable West African countries to break free from the traditional development process to skip steps (…)
The cost of energy production in West Africa is among the highest in the world.
the highest on the continent, so that barely 45% of the population
has access to electricity, not to mention the brakes on economic activity.
These high costs make it necessary to use renewable energies and
other resources that the countries of the region have in abundance.