Thu-Fri, September 3-4th EurAfrican Forum 2020 Online Platform (GMT +1)




Thursday, September 3rd, 2020


Filipe de Botton, President of the Board, Portuguese Diaspora Council

Miguel Pinto Luz, Vice-Mayor, Cascais Municipality

September 3rd

09:15 – 09:30 GMT +1

PANEL: Perspectives on Africa and EU relations

Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission

(Moderator) Kinley Salmon, Africa Correspondent, The Economist

Maria Shaw Barragan, Director of Global Partners, European Investment Bank

Landry Signé, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution & Full Professor & Co-Director, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Bruce Byers, Head of African Institutions and Regional Dynamics Programme, ECDPM

September 3rd

9:45 – 10:50 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: How will the AU-EU shape a common ground in a post-Covid world? Report presented in partnership with BCG

Patrick Dupoux, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Head of Africa, Boston Consulting Group

September 3rd

11:05 – 11:25 GMT+1


September 3rd

11:25 – 12:35 GMT +1

PANEL: Matrix Energy Just Transition

(Moderator) Michel Fredeau, Managing Director & Senior Partner Global Leader Climate and Environment Impact Area, Boston Consulting Group

Mandy Rambharos, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Manager, Eskom

Unico van Kooten, EU Regulatory and Public Affairs Secretary, Vereniging Afvalbedrijven

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, Director of the Jacques Delors Energie Center

September 3rd

12:35 – 13:25 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: A Conversation Between Young Climate Activists

(Moderator) Nana Mariam Maïga, Young Professional, World Trade Organization

Vanessa Nakate, Climate Activist & Founder, The Rise Up Climate Movement

Monika Skadborg, President, Youth Climate Council Denmark

Joshua Amponsem, Executive Director, Green Africa Youth Organization

September 3rd

13:40 – 14:10 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: Building on 5 decades of African / European partnership: The EIB’s rapid response to COVID-19 challenges driving sustainable development across Africa

Werner Hoyer, Presidente European Investment Bank TBC

September 3rd

14:25 – 14:35 GMT +1


September 3rd

14:50 – 15:30 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: A Conversation Between Presidents

(Moderator) David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial TImes

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

September 3rd

15:45 – 16:30 GMT +1

Closing Remarks – Wrap up First Day

September 3rd

16:45 – 17:00 GMT +1

Friday, September 4th, 2020

PANEL: Made in Africa: Emerging and Fast Track Business

(Moderator) Catarina Marques Rodrigues, Journalist, RTP1

Ola Brown, Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria

Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner Chanzo Capital

Catherine Krobo Edusei, Founder, Eden Tree Limited

Alex Vines, Chattam House

September 4th

09:15 – 10:05 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: Pitch Your Project

(Moderator) Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner Chanzo Capital

Kiran Bhagotra, CEO & Founder, ProtectBox

Jon White, CEO & Co-Founder, ImpactAgri

Sibongile Gumbi, CEO & Founder, iVacBior

Emmanuel Assom Neyeng, CEO & Founder, OuiCare

September 4th

10:20 – 11:00 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: Women in Action

(Moderator) Catarina Marques Rodrigues, Journalist, RTP1

Vivian Onano, Social Entrepreneur

Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO & The Founder, The Bureau – Digital Women’s Day and President of Global Entrepreneurship Network France

September 4th

11:15 – 11:35 GMT +1


September 4th

11:35 – 12:10 GMT +1

PANEL: African Culture Feeding the World

(Moderator) Enuma Okoro, Writer, Global Speaker

Laduma Ngxokolo, Founder and Creative Director, MaXhosa

Biola Alabi, Founding Partner, Biola Alabi Media

Stewart Sukuma, Singer

September 4th

12:10- 13:00 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: Let’s Talk About Art

(Moderator) Catarina Marques Rodrigues, Journalist, RTP1

ML, Singer

Tsitsi Dangarembga, Author and Filmmaker

September 4th

13:15 – 13:35 GMT +1


September 4th

13:35 – 14:05 GMT +1

PANEL: Connecting the Unconnected

(Moderator) Catarina Marques Rodrigues, Journalist, RTP1

Ed Clinkett, Founder and CEO, ESRC

Bakary Diallo, CEO, African Virtual University

Lorenzo Boncompagni, CEO & Founder Cs4

Mansoor Hamayun, CEO & Co-Founder Bboxx

September 4th

14:05 – 14:55 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Path for Digital Inclusion

(Moderator) Aly Ramji Managing Editor, The Exchange

Marcello Schermer, Head of International Expansion, Yoco

Esselina Macome, CEO, Financial Sector Deepening Program in Mozamique

September 4th

15:10 – 15:40 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: Visions of Africa Development

Moeletsi Mbeki, Deputy chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs

September 4th

15:50 – 16:05 GMT +1


(Moderator) Galina Vysotskaya, NOVAFRICA Student Group

Alberto Marden da Cruz, Student at NOVAFRICA

September 4th

16:10 – 16:25 GMT +1

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Power of the Diaspora

(Moderator) Filipe de Botton, President of the Board, Portuguese Diaspora Council

Akwasi Awua Ababio, Director of Ghana Diaspora Affairs Office

Stephanie Asare, Secretary General, Welcoming Diasporas, France

Marie Chantal Uwitonze, President of the African Diaspora Network in Europe (ADNE)

September 4th

16:40 – 17:10 GMT +1


António Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime-Minister Cape Verde

José Manuel Durão Barroso, Chairman, EurAfrican Forum

September 4th

17:25 – 17:55 GMT +1

*Program subject to modification

All sessions will be in English.