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Open your mind to Africa’s Opportunities or be left behind
A new way for you to experience the dynamic people, innovation and opportunities for collaboration that exist in Africa
Upcoming Event:
Afrifursa Fintech Summit

A unique opportunity to connect with Canadian and African fintech ecosystems and engage in social impact partnerships - through shared thought leadership, understanding of the fintech startup environment, market intelligence and awareness of B2B opportunities.

We have curated expert Speakers from fintech ecosystems representing Canadian and African fintech hubs. From unicorns in waiting to digital currency policy experts, this is a groundbreaking event that will create tangible opportunities of exchange for everyone involved.

Join us for this exceptional event!

Soukayna Remmal
Research and Communications Associate at International Centre for Tax and Development
Soukayna is an emerging voice in the sustainable urbanization space. She recently completed a Graduate Research Fellowship at the School of Cities, where she focused on sustainable urbanization as an enabler of structural transformation in Africa. Watch our discussion to find out how youth can play a key role in developing sustainable urbanization policy, whether we should look forward to or be worried about African megacities and how African cities can grow inclusively.

Q: If there was one city in Africa that you could play a central role in shaping the sustainable urbanization policy for, which one would it be?
A: I would probably pick Casablanca...the heart of the Moroccan economy

MAP OF AFRICA
Click a pin on the map below to exlore Africa!
Dakar, Senegal
The setting of Africa's first film by and for Sub-Saharan Africans
Borom Sarret depicted the day of a cart driver in 1963 - only a few years into Senegal's independence. Shot by the "Father of African Cinema", Ousmane Sembène, this film broke open a new space for an African dialogue around post-colonial realities.
Abidjan, Côte d' Ivoire
Headquarters of Africa's Multilateral Development Bank
The African Development Bank Group was created in 1963 to promote economic and social development spearheaded by Africans. It's membership now comprises 54 African countries and 26 non-African countries.
Accra, Ghana
Headquarters of the world's biggest trade bloc since the WTO
Accra hosts the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat; this agreement is projected to increase intra-African trade by 33%. Trade was due to commence on July 1st 2020 but has been postponed due to COVID-19.

We hosted Accra's Mayor Adjei Sowah at a virtual roundtable on food security - click the button below to watch!
Durban, South Africa
The world's greenest city
In 2019 Durban was rated as the world's greenest city by the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index. It won the categories of highest percentage of urban areas covered by grass and highest percentage of urban green space.

We hosted Durban's Councillor Sipho Kaunda at a virtual roundtable on food security - click the button below to watch!
Kigali, Rwanda
Pioneering climate action and citizen health with Car Free Day
Twice a month, Kigali holds Car Free Day where citizens are encouraged to gather and engage in physical excercise. This practice has also been adopted by cities in neighbouring countries.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The political capital of Africa
Addis Ababa is the original site of the Organisation of African Unity established in 1963. It was succeeded by the African Union, a continental institution that comprises the 55 member states that make up Africa.
Cairo, Egypt
Site of Al-Azhar University, one of the world's oldest
Al-Azhar University was established in 970 AD and became a centre of Islamic learning. It is the only university in the Arabic world to successfully transition into a modern university.
STAY CONNECTED TO AFRIFURSA!
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