Thu-Fri, September 3-4th EurAfrican Forum 2020 Online Platform 



Thursday, September 3rd, 2020


Filipe de Botton, Chairman of the Portuguese Diaspora Network

Carlos Carreiras, Mayor, Cascais Municipality

September 3rd

09:15 – 09:30

PANEL: Perspectives on Africa and EU relations

Jutta Urpilainen, Commissionair for International Partnerships, European Commission

(Moderator) Kinley Salmon, Africa Correspondent, The Economist

Carlos Lopes, Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town

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

Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank

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

September 3rd

9:45 – 10:50

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


September 3rd

11:25 – 12:35

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

September 3rd

12:35 – 13:25

FIRESIDE CHAT: A Conversation Between Young Climate Activists

(Moderator) Nana Mariam Maïga, Young Program, WTO

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

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FIRESIDE CHAT: Investment in Action Report presented by the European Investment Bank

September 3rd

14:25 – 14:45


September 3rd

15:00 – 15:30

FIRESIDE CHAT: A Conversation Between Presidents

(Moderator) David Pilling, Africa Editor for Financial TImes

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

September 3rd

15:45 – 16:30

Closing Remarks – Wrap up First Day

September 3rd

16:45 – 17:00

Friday, September 4th, 2020

PANEL: Made in Africa: Emerging and Fast Track Business

Ola Brown, Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria

Erik Osiakwan, Managing Partner Chanzo Capital

Catherine Korbo Edusei, Founder, Eden Tree Limited

Alex Vines, Chattam House

September 4th

09:15 – 10:05

FIRESIDE CHAT: Pitch Your Project

(Moderator) Erik 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

FIRESIDE CHAT: Women in Action

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


September 4th

11:35 – 12:10

PANEL: African Culture Feeding the World

(Moderator) Wandiswa Ntengento, Former Senior Producer, BBC

Laduma Maxhosa, Founder and Creative Director, MaXhosa

Biola Alabi, Founding Partner, Biola Alabi Media

Stewart Sukuma, Singer

September 4th

12:10- 13:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Let’s Talk About Art

ML, Singer

Tsitsi Dangarembga, Author and Filmmaker

September 4th

13:15 – 13:35


September 4th

13:35 – 14:05

PANEL: Connecting the Unconnected

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

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Path for Digital Inclusion

(Moderator) Fabio Scala, Founder, Further Africa

Marcello Schermer, Head of International Expansion, Yoco

Esselina Macome, CEO, Financial Sector Deepening Program in Mozamique

September 4th

15:10 – 15:40


September 4th

16:25 – 16:55


(Moderator) Galina Vyotskaya, NOVAFRICA Student Group

Alberto Marden da Cruz, Student at NOVAFRICA

September 4th

15:10 – 15:40

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Power of the Diaspora

(Moderator) Filipe de Botton, Chairman of the Portuguese Diaspora Network

September 4th

16:40 – 16:55


José Manuel Durão Barroso, Chairman, EurAfrican Forum

António Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations

September 4th

17:00 – 17:40

*Program subject to modification

All sessions will be in English.