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8.30 – 9.15

Registration and welcome coffee



9.15 – 10.45

Opening Session - What type of entrepreneurship will lead Africa’s successful industrialisation?  

Welcome addresses:

Angel Gurría
, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC)
Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer, French Development Agency (AFD)

Keynote speeches:

Daniel Kablan Duncan
, Vice-President, Côte d’Ivoire
Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union (AU)



10.45 – 12.15

Session 1 – Can entrepreneurs drive Africa’s industrialisation?
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Panel discussion

Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister of Business Development, Ghana
Luís Filipe Lopes Tavares, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities and Defence, Cabo Verde
Aicha Pouye,Director, Division of Market Development, International Trade Centre
Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center, Morocco


Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development


12.15 – 13.45




13.45 – 15.15

Session 2 – How can entrepreneurship promote social and economic inclusion?
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Panel discussion

Wiseman Magasela, Special Advisor to the Minister of Social Development, South Africa
Papa Mademba Ndao, Director-General, Directorate of Small and Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumption, Promotion of Local Products and SMEs, Senegal
Somachi Chris-Asoluka, Head, Policy and External Relations, The Tony Elumelu Foundation
Dorothy Githae, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 360 Degrees International, Kenya
Almoktar Allahoury, Executive Director, Centre Incubateur des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises du Niger (CIPMEN)


René N’Guettia Kouassi
, Director, Department of Economic Affairs, AUC


15.45 – 17.30

Session 3 – The politics of industrialisation: enabling factors and stumbling blocks
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Panel discussion

Clare Akamanzi, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board
Mamadou Traoré, Commissioner for Macroeconomic Policy, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission
Abdu Mukhtar, Director, Industrial and Trade Development, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Ibrahima Diouf, Managing Director, EBI SA, Ecobank Group
Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)


Gaël Giraud
, Chief Economist, AFD


17.30 – 17.45

Concluding remarks



Pierre Duquesne, Chair, Governing Board, OECD Development Centre; Ambassador of France to the OECD