Africa Ireland Economic Forum
The Africa Ireland Economic Forum (AIEF) is a key element of Ireland’s Strategy for Africa to 2025. AIEF takes place every three years, bringing business and political leaders together with public and private sector stakeholders from across Ireland and the continent of Africa to share thinking and ideas and explore new opportunities to strengthen and diversify our relationships and increase trade and investment in both directions.
The 7th Africa Ireland Economic Forum took place at the RDS in Dublin on 30th June 2022, hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., and attended by over 400 people. Keynote addresses exploring the theme of “Prospering Post-Pandemic: Towards a Sustainable, Greener Future”, were delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, and Ambassador Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria. AIEF 2022 also saw moderated panel discussions take a detailed look at topics including regional trade, green growth in the agriculture, food and energy sectors, women’s economic empowerment, and how technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are being leveraged for Africa’s growth. The event was formally concluded with a reflection from Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D.