EURAFRICAN FORUM

AGENDA


Thu-Fri, July 4-5th Nova School of Business and Economics Cascais, Portugal


Thursday, July 4th



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Check in & Welcome Coffee

July 4th

08:00 – 09:00 AM

Hovione Hall

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Opening Remarks

Thora Arnorsdottir, Master of Ceremony, Iceland / Italy

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

Miguel Pinto Luz, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Cascais, Portugal


July 4th

09:00 – 09:15 AM

Grand Auditorium

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PANEL 1 African entrepreneurs driving inclusive innovation and growth

Didier Acouetey, President and Founder of the AfricSearch Group, Togo / France

Khadija Idrissi Janati, Founder of I-AFRIKA, Morocco

Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, Founder and Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources Group, South Africa

Tunde Kehinde, Co-Founder of Lidya, Nigeria

John Gapper, Associate editor of the Financial Times, United Kingdom (Moderator)


July 4th

09:15 – 10:05 AM

Grand Auditorium

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Networking Break

July 4th

10:05 – 11:15 AM

EDP Plaza

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A Conversation Between Presidents: Two-Voices Overview for the Future of EU-AF

Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, Mozambique

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, Portugal

Moderated by Cristina Esteves, RTP Journalist, Portugal

July 4th

11:15 – 12:00 PM

Grand Auditorium

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PANEL 2 From donor-recipient towards equal participation

Eugene Boadu, Head of Corporate Affairs of mPedigree, Ghana

Jasandra Nyker, CEO of BioTherm Energy, South Africa

Koen Doens, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, Belgium

Michael Stopford, Managing Director of Oxford Analytica, United Kingdom

Nozipho Mbanjwa, Founder and Lead Moderator at Akwande Communications, South Africa (Moderator)


July 4th

12:00 – 12:50 PM

Grand Auditorium

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KEYNOTE

Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal and Vice-President of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, Portugal (session in Portuguese)

July 4th

12:50 – 01:00 PM

Grand Auditorium

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CONFERENCE LUNCH

Pitch Elijah Amoo Addo, Founder and Executive Director of the Food for All Africa, Ghana

July 4th

01:00 – 03:00 PM

Main Hall

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Shared Imaginations

Siyanda Mohutsiwa, Satirical Writer, Botswana / USA

July 4th

03:00 – 03:20 PM

Grand Auditorium

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PANEL 3 Changing the narrative: valuing talent and diversity from migrant flows

Enuma Okoro, Author, Nigeria / USA

Tina Charisma, Founder of “Charisma Campaign“, Ghana / UK

Vivian Onano, Founder/Director at Leading Light Initiative, Kenya

Marie Lora-Mungai, Founder and CEO of Restless Global, France (Moderator)


July 4th

03:20 – 04:10 PM

Grand Auditorium

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EU-AF Migration Dialogue

António Vitorino, Director General of IOM the United Nations Migration Agency, Portugal / Switzerland

July 4th

04:10 – 04:40 PM

Grand Auditorium

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Day 1 – Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

José Manuel Durão Barroso, EurAfrican Forum Chairman, Portugal / United Kingdom

July 4th

04:40 – 05:00 PM

Grand Auditorium

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Networking Break

July 4th

05:00 – 06:00 PM

EDP Plaza

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Breakout session 1 – Rebuilding Mozambique

Elísio Macamo, Professor of African Studies at the University of Basel, Mozambique / Switzerland

Fabio Scala, Founder of FurtherMarkets, United Kingdom

Francisco Manuel da Conceição Pereira, Executive Director, Mozambique Post-Cyclones Reconstruction Office, Mozambique

Gregor Binkert, Board Member of Beluluane Industrial Park, Mozambique / Switzerland

João Figueiredo, Chairman and CEO of Moza Bank, Portugal / Mozambique

July 4th

05:15 – 06:00 PM


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Breakout session 2 – Security, migration and talent

Camilla Rocca, Head of Research at Mo Ibrahim Foundation, United Kingdom

Grzegorz Małecki, President of the Board of the Institute of Security and Strategy Foundation, Poland

Jacek Raubo, Security Expert, Poland

Stephanie Asare, Secretary General of Welcoming Diasporas, Ghana / France

July 4th

05:15 – 06:00 PM


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Breakout session 3 – Tools and Strategies for Women and Youth empowerment

Lilian Ore, Founder and CEO of Global Connections for Women foundation, Nigeria / USA

Oyin Solebo, COO & Founder – Movemeback, Nigeria / UK

July 4th

05:15 – 06:00 PM


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Breakout session 4 – EU-AF economic integration and digital infrastructure for Africa

Luís Cunha, Managing Partner of McKinsey Africa, Portugal / South Africa

Markus Lienkamp, Professor of Automotive Technology at Technical University of Munich, Germany

Precious Lunga, Co- Founder & CEO of Baobab Circle, Zimbabwe

Samir Abdelkrim, Founder of Emerging Valley, France

July 4th

05:15 – 06:00 PM


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6PM Sunset After Party

July 4th

06:00 – 08:00 PM

Rooftop Alumni Lounge



Friday, July 5th



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Opening Session

Thora Arnorsdottir, Master of Ceremony, Iceland / Italy

July 5th

09:15 – 09:20 AM

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PANEL 4 Africa: The New Frontier for Impact Investment and Innovation

Christelle Kupa, Founder and CEO of Uhusiano Capital, Congo / Belgium

Erick Yong, Africa CEO of GreenTec Capital Partners, Germany / Cameroon

María Ángeles León López, Co-Founder of Open Value Foundation, Spain

Kim Kreilgaard, Head of Lisbon Office of the European Investment Bank, Luxembourg / Portugal

Vèna Arielle Ahouansou, CEO of Kea Medicals, Benin

John Gapper, Associate editor of the Financial Times, United Kingdom (Moderator)


July 5th

09:20 – 10:10 AM

Grand Auditorium

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Networking Break

July 5th

10:10 – 11:10 AM

EDP Plaza

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PANEL 5 Legacy to Growth: Rehabilitating the Heritage, Culture and Tourism

Ana Mendes Godinho, Portugal Secretary of State of Tourism, Portugal

Mossadeck Bally, Founder and CEO of the Azalai Hotels Group, Mali

Jonathan Rosenthal, Africa Editor of The Economist, United Kingdom (Moderator)


July 5th

11:10 – 12:00 PM

Grand Auditorium

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Special Video-Message:

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Portugal / USA

July 5th

12:00 – 12:05 PM

Grand Auditorium

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Final Conclusions

José Manuel Durão Barroso, EurAfrican Forum Chairman, Portugal / United Kingdom

July 5th

12:05 – 12:25 PM

Grand Auditorium

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Closing and Farewell Performance of Batoto Yetu Portugal – Cultural and Youth Association

July 5th

12:25 – 12:30 PM

*To be confirmed

All sessions will be in English, except when indicated in Portuguese (with live translation available at the Grand Auditorium for EN, FR, PT).