The African Union Commission in collaboration with the East African Community Secretariat of Arusha organized the High Level Private Sector Forum which was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi.
That was the fourteenth installment, African Union High Level Private Sector Forum.
Delegates this time concerged in Kenya and the meeting was running for three days between July 10 and 12, 2023.
The President of the Republic of Kenya, Dr. William Ruto, participated alongside a number of Heads of State from the African Union Member States.
Their special Forum’s Presidential Sessions was specifically held on Tuesday, July 12, 2023.
But what exactly should people expect from the three-day consultations at the Kenyan Capital?
The AU forum was hatched under the theme of ‘Public-Private Sector Engagement for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development while Deepening Regional and Continental Trade and Investment towards Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).’
According to the organizers the event managed to attract more than 500 delegates from Africa and beyond.
The participants were drawn from High Level Public Policy Makers, Private Sector actors, Financial Institutions and representatives of Women and Youth led and owned creative start-ups.
Among them there are also members of the Academia and Research Institutions.
The Forum also attracted more than 100 exhibitors from around the continent.
These as expected, exhibited their merchandise and products at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), the venue of the forum.
The overall objective of the 14th African Union High Level Forum of 2023 was to strengthen the linkages between regional and continental markets for increased trade and investment.
Other distinguished delegates who had attended the Forum include Rebecca Miano, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for East African Community and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, as well Ambassador Albert Muchanga, the Commissioner of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Minerals at the AU Commission.
There was also Secretary General of African Continental Free Trade Area, Wamkele Mene, and the Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) Dr Peter Mutuku Mathuki.
WHAT WHAT DISCUSSED DURING THE MEETING