African Investment Forum

Yesterday saw the Sandton Convention Centre host the start of a 3 day African Investment Forum (AIF), the forum which has closed the streets of Sandton, brought together African politicians and business men with the purpose of linking African investors well as international investors.

The forum lead by the African development bank is hoping to promote economic and social development across the continent. The second goal of the forum is to establish Africa as an investment destination not just a developmental destination. The third goal is promote in both private and public investment.

The forum is also looking at advancing projects with the ability to change the economic situations in the areas where they are implemented, by funding or raising capital for these projects according to africainvestmentforum.com.

The meeting which will hold many panelled discussion on investment, as well as advancing capital, strengthening intercontinental investment, transitioning Africa from aid to development and poverty to prosperity, and creating a sustainable transacting Africa.

Many banking institutions were also represented on the first day of the forum, these include the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Islamic Development Bank and The Trade Finance Bank for Africa just to name a few, the forum will end on Friday 9 November.

By Mokegthi Mtezuka’

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