Ifrane city in association with the Al Akhawayn university has welcomed the African Summit 2nd edition for trade and investment, from the 20th to 22nd November 2017.
Recently renamed « Ifrane Forum », this event has more than 200 participants this year. Among them are, social entrepreneurs, investors, producers and buyers.
This summit has got all the African Gotha had opted this year for the theme « Africa trusts in Africa ».
The participants in the trade and investment African summit has decided to officially create the network i-africa.
In the final declaration of the forum, a proposal on a fund to support African Start Up and the involvement of public authorities and private banks in its implementation, initiated by AFISA, one of Senegal’s representatives at this summit, was adopted on the occasion and renamed « African Foundation for Investment and Assistance » with the same acronym AFISA (African Foundation for Investment and Start Up Assistance).
The President of the AFISA project, Mr Magatte Sylla, is delighted with the results of this work, and the need to initiate this fund to support African start-ups and the involvement of the public authorities and private banks in its implementation.
African countries should copy the Moroccan model that has consolidated in its Ministry of Trade and Investment, the digital economy, which is the essential engine of e-commerce to remove distances and borders. Therefore, we are very pleased with the results of this work for this very high-profile forum, which reveals the need to initiate a support fund for African Start Up and the involvement of private banks in their implementation. , « he said in other words Africa should be interested in Africa in the confidence of the Kingdom of Morocco with the theme of this year. Refer to the final declaration of the forum.
The 2017 summit took place in a particular context which is the reintegration of Morocco in the African Union, and its preparation to join the ECOWAS.These steps fully demonstrate the Moroccan willingness to play its role of dynamiser in the African continent.