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AIEF 2022

The Department of Foreign Affairs was delighted to host the 7th Africa Ireland Economic Forum on 30th June 2022 at the RDS in Dublin. A full run of the day’s addresses and discussions can be viewed below:


0:00:00 - 0:01:19 Introduction

0:01:20 - 0:09:20 Alan Gibbons, Africa Director - Dept of Foreign Affairs

0:09:20 - 0:38:00 Opening of the AIEF - Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence: Opening Address - Minister Simon Coveney

0:39:00 - 0:54:54 Keynote Address - Ambassador Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria: Keynote Address - Ambassador Mariam Katagum

0:55:27 - 2:28:40 Panel Discussion 1: Trends and Opportunities for regional integration, trade and investment in Africa

2:29:40 - 3:20:10 Panel Discussion 2: Green Growth for food, agriculture, infrastructure and energy: sustainable development in emerging markets

3:20:26 - 4:40:20 Panel Discussion 3: Women's economic empowerment - transforming the economic, trade and investment relationship between Africa and Ireland, including addresses from Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Agriculture with responsibility for Land Use and Biodiversity, and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

4:40:205:27:15 Keynote Address – Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group: Keynote Address Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina

5:27:25- 6:13:33 Panel Discussion 4: Leveraging technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for Africa's growth, including an address from Mr. Armin Lalui, Director, Vanguard Economics, Rwanda

6:13:45 - 6:28:31 Colm Brophy T.D., Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora