The first Africa Best Practices Forum will take place in Lome, Togo presenting a forum for exchange and a business platform for African and international experts, public and political administration officials, private sector executives and stakeholders to share their experience with reforms that stimulate growth and employment.
Taking place on 26 and 27 February 2015, the event is organized by the Pan-African bank Ecobank, recruitment agency AfricSearch and company Ellipse Communication with the support of the World Bank and the West African Development Bank (BOAD.
“This forum will be an arena for discussions among public and private sector decision-makers in Africa. It will deepen a dialogue on the dissemination of best practices, one that is more important now than ever before,” asserts Didier Acouetey, founder of the recruitment agency AfricSearch.
The subjects addressed during the two-day forum will include legal and administrative reform, government modernisation, creation of an environment favourable to private sector development and integration of multilateral instruments. A special session will be devoted to innovative reforms. Various tried and tested models from around the world will be analysed in a round table. Finally, a session will be dedicated to new financing methods such as PPP, financial markets, private equity, etc.
“Because the level of investment depends on reforms undertaken by African states, there is an urgent need to accelerate these reforms to promote social and economic change, with the private sector acting as a lever,” concludes Arsène Johnson, the forum sponsor.