CLEAN ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE,
& POVERTY REDUCTION
While goverments are introducing new plans to scale up both access and power generation capacity, investment opportunities abound to develop both off-grid and on-grid solutions for urban and rural settings alike. Renewable technologies are transforming what is possible through decentralized provisions.
This year's event targets off-grid solar technology, wind power, geothermal, as well as power produced from natural gas, by presenting the right technology for the right regional setting.
No continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa. Africa's human existence and development is under threat from the adverse of climate change - its population, ecosystems and unique biodiversity will all be the major victims of global climate change.
With temperatures continuing to increase, the proportions of arid land is likely to increase, not only contributing significantly to biodiversity and human well-being, but endangering 25%-40% of mammal species in sub-Saharan Africa, and by 2020 in some countries, yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by up to 50%. The summit will address measures that can be taken to help stave off desertification in Africa.
A Clean, healthy and sustainable way of reducing poverty in Africa and addressing climate change is by adopting programs that are both scaleable and replicable in nature, and that can impact the social and economic development of the rural farmers by creating green energy jobs.
Large scale agricultural driven projects that can produce renewable energy resources such as biomass and biofuels can propel Africa and its human capital into clean energy production in both the power generation and transprotation industries. Thus offsetting the production of fossil fuels and reducing Africa's carbon footprint. African countries will need to focus on investing in research and advisory services to develop and disseminate adaptation options, and scaling-up investments that help to build resiliency. Discover how to reduce poverty by engaging in Jatropha-To-Biofuel production for the aviation and transportation industries.
This extraordinary event brings countries from all over Africa to Califronia to showcase their trade ready projects that are in need of technical assistance and investment partners. Immediate matchmaking between U.S. and African business is available on-site. The event will have financial institutions and investors on hand to offer funding support, government agencies to offer export assistance, and technology providers to offer the latest innovations which are available to help develop Africa.
OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
9620 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Or call +1 310 337 2800 or 1 888 236 2427
Rate is $129.00 per night, plus tax Cut off date for discounted rate is 02/16/2017.
Shuttle pickup from the airport to hotel is available on the airport lower level. Pick-up from hotels to the event venue is available for $10.00 round trip per day.
AFRICA REALLY MATTERS TO THE WORLD.........
With the economic crisis in many African countries showing no signs of abating, it is important for Africa to make its voice heard above the hubbub. Africa matters because global decisions have a direct impact on the continent’s development prospects, especially when it comes to regulation and climate change.
African countries have demonstrated that they can fulfill their responsibilities by tackling some of the most contentious and entrenched problems facing the world. These are two good reasons why Africa matters to the world.
Solving the puzzle of doing business in Africa!
University of Southern California (USC)
3620 McClintock Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90089 Signal & Companies Auditorium - Seeley G. Mudd Building Entrance 6 - Vermont Avenue at 36th Place
Register for the leading "Doing Business In Africa" trade summit now!
This is an event not to be missed!
WHATS UP IN AFRICA!
Investments in Africa's Tech Start-ups On The Rise
From mobile money to cargo drones and rugged portable Wi-Fi hotspots, Africa’s innovators are generating new technology to tackle consumer needs and development challenges.
New data charting investment activity flowing into Africa’s tech start-ups shows that international investors are taking notice. According to Disrupt Africa, a portal for start-ups and accelerators across the region, tech start-ups on the continent raised more than $129m in 2016.
Overall, 146 start-ups raised investment, a 16.8 per cent rise in the number of funding rounds compared to 2015.
Entertainment Startup Success Story
iROKOtv Co-Founder Bastian Gotter leaves job as a London-based Oil Trader at BP and moved to Lagos to take on the role of iRoko's COO & CFO. Bastian Gotter is the Co-Founder of iRoko, the VC-backed African entertainment and tech company that has single-handedly changed the face of Nollywood content distribution. Gotter seed-invested in his friend’s idea to sell African movies online, Gotter had no idea how big a media empire his friend would go on to build. That friend was Jason Njoku, iROKO’s CEO, whom Gotter met while studying at the University of Manchester.
Gotter’s initial seed investment of $150,000 for a 50% stake of iROKO in 2010, as well as Njoku’s shrewd move to bring newly-licensed Nollywood content onto YouTube via an official partnership, saw iROKO grow exponentially. The company attracted the attention of US-based venture capital firm Tiger Global. iROKO closed a $3M Series A funding round.
A new hit tv series on iRokotv.
Middle Eastern private equity investor Abraaj Group says Africa is core to its investment strategy, as it bets the continent’s rising middle class will consume more goods. The Dubai-based group, which manages $10 billion across its funds, already has about $3 billion invested in Africa in more than 40 companies spanning healthcare, mining and dairy. Chief Executive Arif Naqvi told Reuters that he continues to believe in the opportunities the continent offers.
“It’s the consumption-driven economies that we focus on a lot,” Naqvi said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. “In those economies, as people emerge into the middle classes and move into cities, they’re going to want more product, more infrastructure.”
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS!
THERE IS AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY WAITING FOR YOU IN AFRICA!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
"Connecting the Entrepreneur and Business Communities
to the Growth Potential of the African Continent"
Attention Entrepreneurs, SME's, Corporations, Political and Civic Leaders; If your business is poised, ready and able to provide products and/or services to the people and governments of Africa, your interests may be well served by attending this event. Despite global economic pressures the Continent is still home to some of the worlds fastest growing economies today. Don't miss out.
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