About the Africa Sustainability Symposium
WELCOME TO THE SUMMIT THAT DEFINES THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
The Africa Sustainability Symposium, which is part of the Africa Business Summit 2024, is a high-level conference attended by CEOs and other C-Suite executives that provides the ultimate platform to define the future of the important subject of sustainable living, business and leadership in Africa.
This ground-breaking pan-African conference is the largest gathering of key decision makers from the private, public, non-profits and academic/research institutes in the Africa and globally.
The need for a more sustainable future in Africa has come into sharp focus following the massive disruptions brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukraine war and conflicts in a number of African countries, which have led to high food prices and general disruptions in supply chains across the Continent – including the vital access to healthcare.
The conference provides the perfect platform to discover and learn from some of Africa’s leading start-ups, conglomerates and multi-nationals; Government agencies and NGOs/development partners; and universities and research institutes about the latest practices and technologies to mainstream sustainability in Africa.
At the Summit, the stakeholders will be looking at more than just availing more locally-grown and manufactured goods to Africa’s growing population, but also how to urgently create more prosperous, just and stable local societies and economies; accelerate renewable energy transition; boost cleaner and circular economy initiatives and other sustainability related topical issues – with urgency and scale across Africa.
WHY THE SUMMIT MATTERS
KEY AGENDA ISSUES
SUSTAINABLE LOCAL PRODUCTION & SOURCING
The Summit will highlight examples of how African countries can enhance local production, improve local sourcing manufacturing and retail, build local stakeholder engagement and showcase ways to create opportunities for women and youth in the key value chains in Africa.
RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSITION
The Summit will enable investors, managers, government agencies and others in Africa to discover new ways to transition their facilities to renewable energy sources that boost their environmental impact and reduce costs of business operations.
CLEANER & CIRCULAR ECONOMY
The Summit will highlight ways to incorporate technologies, build a cleaner and circular economy; showcase initiatives and technologies that improve water & waste utilisation; and ways to boost ecological balance and create cleaner environments, facilities and communities
LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & GOVERNANCE
The Summit is the best platform to learn some of the most critical leadership, strategy and governance concepts; and policies and strategies that Governments and private sector actors can adopt to embed sustainable business practices in their operations and communities.
DIGITALISATION, INNOVATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES
At the Summit, look forward to discover the future of digitalisation and new innovation concepts and how new technologies and digital tools can be used to mainstream sustainability in Africa
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
The Summit will enable key decision makers from Africa to learn new ways of incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion principles within their operations and the communities they serve.
ETHICAL FINANCING, INVESTING & FINANCIAL INCLUSION
The Summit will highlight ways to source for ethical financing and investing opportunities and ways that governments, private sector and non-profits and others can enhance financial inclusion and create jobs that boost local economies.
CLIMATE CHANGE & NET-ZERO STRATEGIES
Discover some of the challenges the World faces, as climate change takes its toll across the World – and find ways that we can all contribute at the individual, business, society, country or global levels to make the World a better place in future.
WHO ATTENDS THE SUMMIT?
The Summit will be attended by CEOs, Chairmen, GMs and other C-Suite leaders from the following sectors . . . . and more
AGRICULTURE & FOOD