Sustainable Africa: Investment, Innovation, and the Future of Global Trade
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST
About the Event
One of the great economic challenges across Africa and the Global South has been how to leverage natural resources and human capital toward widespread industrialization, entrepreneurship, and job creation. As emerging markets worldwide enter a new era of hyper-industrialization driven by advanced technologies and a focus on sustainability, countries like Namibia are now positioned to advance key sectors like Energy, Mining, and Agriculture higher up the value chain. What is required from investors and international business leaders to reshape global supply chains towards sustainability goals and support the transition to technologies such as batteries and hydrogen? How is the Namibian government creating policy frameworks to encourage foreign investment into these sectors and beyond? And what do investors from the US and across the world need to understand about the potential for the African continent to deliver significant value across emerging sectors of the global economy and help scale these innovations around the world?