East Africa & The Horn of Africa Business Forum; East African Perspective: How to bounce back and boost economic recovery

Over the past years, East Africa and the Horn of Africa have become lands of opportunities for the French as well as international companies and investors. These regions’ increased interest has been contributed by their growing population, major infrastructure projects, agricultural strength, and more generally; significant economic growth.

As a result, the countries located in these regions' further invested and committed themselves to improving their ‘ease of doing business’. However, like everywhere in the world, their economies are now facing the challenges and impacts of the global pandemic.

The East Africa business forum started will be a panel discussion; East African perspectives: How to bounce back and boost economic recovery. During the panel discussion, the expert panelists shared a general overview on the economic Impact of covid on the East African Region and insights on how businesses could bounce back and boost economic recovery.

Guest of Honour

Hon. Betty C. MAINA, Cabinet secretary, MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIALIZATION, TRADE AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT.

Panelists

  • Mr. Jerome Baconin, Head of the Regional Economic Service East Africa & the Indian Ocean, FRENCH EMBASSY.
  • Mr. Christian Yoka, Regional Director Eastern Africa, AFD.
  • Dr. Peter Mathuki, CEO, EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL.
  • Mrs. Brenda Mbathi, CEO East Africa, GENERAL ELECTRIC.
  • Mr. Jean-Baptiste Longin, Managing Director East Africa Cluster,  CMA CGM.

Moderator

  • Mr. Nikhil Hira, Regional Representative, EAST AFRICAN ASSOCIATION.

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